As he dug through the boxes, lo and behold, there was a booklet with his birth certificate.
A consumer society without taste is a horrible thing to behold.
To look at her in tears was to behold the enormity of her loss.
He wore a sparkly jacket that was terrifying to behold, but was alas not festooned with electric lights.
The most important thing about this race is not political but—lo and behold!
He had come expecting to demand, and to carry away; and behold!
His gardens next your admiration call, On every side you look, behold the wall!
Here, then, the reader may behold us for the first time in our character of settlers.
Long have I sought for rest, and, unaware, behold I find it!
But she was too late; down came the axe, off went the head; and lo, and behold!
Old English bihaldan (West Saxon behealdan) "give regard to, hold in view," also "to keep hold of, to belong to," from be- + haldan, healdan (see hold). Related: Beheld; beholding. A common West Germanic compound, cf. Old Saxon bihaldan "hold, keep," Old Frisian bihalda, Old High German bihaltan, German behalten, but "[t]he application to watching, looking, is confined to English" [OED].