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verb (used with object), be·held, be·hold·ing.
Origin of behold
Examples from the Web for beheld
Thirty years later, Miller beheld her in another proceeding and asked the board not to parole her.The First Modern School Shooter Feels Responsible for the Rest|Michael Daly|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Upon their arrival in Rockaway on Friday, the sisters were stunned by the destruction they beheld.Sandy’s Rockaway Victims Pause to Vote, Press On With Recovery Efforts|Michael Daly|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She also beheld Jove sitting upon the highest top of many-rilled Ida, and he was hateful to her soul.
No ceremonies I ever beheld impressed and affected me so much as the burial of the little twins at sea.Five Years in New Zealand|Robert B. Booth
She started back when she beheld Robin, and again thought that some evil genius had determined to oppose her wherever she went.The History of Margaret Catchpole|Richard Cobbold
Still Kit had no answer, for over at the corn-crib she beheld the strangest scene.Kit of Greenacre Farm|Izola Forrester
The man with the face of a butler lighted the most villainous pipe I ever beheld.Hearts and Masks|Harold MacGrath
verb -holds, -holding or -held (often used in the imperative to draw attention to something) archaic, or literary
Word Origin for behold
past tense and past participle of 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].