Remembering that seat of ivory in thy court, decked with jewels and beholding this seat of kusa grass, grief consumeth me, O king!
The idea is that the Namtar, on beholding his own likeness, will flee from it in dismay!
“You rob us of the rapture of beholding great beauties, Madam,” he said in a low, impassioned voice.
Fancy their feelings on beholding their husband, father, sovereign, in this posture!
beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.
The latter on beholding me called me by name, the first time she had ever done so.
Philammon turned away his eyes from beholding vanity; but only to meet fresh vanity wheresoever they fell.
They had the additional pleasure of beholding Fritz following at his heels.
He was almost as startled on seeing the four chums as they were at beholding him.
And how could I describe to you my feelings on beholding Edmee?
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].