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Withhold meaning

withhold - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action.
  2. 2. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.
  3. 3. To keep; to maintain; to retain.
  4. 4. To hold or keep back.
  5. 5. To refrain.
  6. 6. Withheld.

withhold - examples of usage

  1. It is often easier to give than to withhold. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. It shot across me then, amongst my own worrying thoughts, how strange it is that one human being should have so little sympathy with another, that where one can, without the least annoyance to himself, confer all that another desires, there seems always some inexplicable impulse to withhold it. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. His mother would have liked to keep him at home; but she felt that it was her duty not to withhold anything, and Colonel Marshall offered Hugh a place with him. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
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