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  • There would be very few rich men if the real production of each was all that he could hold. Cited from The Arena, Vol. 4, No. 20, July, 1891, ed. by B.O. FLower
  • Neither the British nor the French could hold their ground and had to fall back.
  • When they had secured as many as they could hold in one hand they returned to land. Cited from The Book of the Bush, by George Dunderdale
  • The one girl for you -- and you couldn't hold on to her! Cited from The Fighting Chance, by Robert W. Chambers
  • At last nature could hold out no longer, and one by one they dropped back in their places. Cited from The Gorilla Hunters, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • These houses could hold over a thousand guests, invited from far along the coast.
  • If he could hold out for another mile or two there was little doubt that he would escape. Cited from Young Folks Treasury, Volume 3 (of 12), by Various
  • My heart seemed full as it could hold? Cited from Browning's Heroines, by Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • They did not believe that they could hold the city, so they burned it and left.
  • They were large and heavy; he couldn't hold them all at once. Cited from Warlord of Kor, by Terry Gene Carr
  • This fellowship he could hold for five or six years without going into orders. Cited from The Claverings, by Anthony Trollope
  • Clearly it was small, and at most could hold but three. Cited from The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp, by Laura Lee Hope
  • A problem could hold up much of the system.
  • She could hold her own, and perhaps she would be the better for having her way for a little. Cited from The Girl from Montana, by Grace Livingston Hill
  • But only the upper classes could hold political office.
  • Now I could hold the paper with a firm hand. Cited from Ernest Linwood, by Caroline Lee Hentz
  • But now he could hold out no longer. Cited from Austin and His Friends, by Frederic H. Balfour
  • At last he could hold in no longer. Cited from The Southerner, by Thomas Dixon
  • It was only by laughing and singing that she could hold her own. Cited from The Shield of Silence, by Harriet T. Comstock
  • I think we could hold out here for an hour at a pinch. Cited from Mass' George, by George Manville Fenn
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