to observe; look at; see.
look; see: And, behold, three sentries of the King did appear.
- be·hold·a·ble, adjective
- be·hold·er, noun
- un·be·hold·a·ble, adjective
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How to use behold in a sentence
That projection of heftiness is what makes scenes in which his Another Round character, a high school teacher, dances without inhibition so surprising, and so exhilarating to behold.I dare you to not be moved by Another Round, an existentialist film about day drinking | Alissa Wilkinson | December 18, 2020 | Vox
And, lo and behold, their answers were less creative than those of the first group.
Lo and behold, when Gucci materializes for a guest verse on Rico’s “Don’t Like Me,” he seems to be blessing the proceedings the way a veteran comedy legend might make a surprise cameo in a lulzy summer blockbuster.Rico Nasty will show you what mischief sounds like | Chris Richards | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Last year, the city hired expert energy consultants to explore how San Diego could get a better deal, including ways to rein in monopoly utilities beholden only to shareholders.San Diego Is Headed Toward Another Bad Deal Unless Leaders Intervene | Brian Pollard | October 1, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Its overall regular-season mediocrity aside, Dallas’s goaltending was something to behold in 2019-20.Teams Don’t Win The Stanley Cup With A Goal Deficit. Can The Dallas Stars Change That? | Terrence Doyle | September 16, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
To look at her in tears was to behold the enormity of her loss.
A Gaylard Williams Sunday sermon (which lasted for 45 minutes on average) was something to behold.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault | M.L. Nestel | December 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were there to put on a show and deliver a message: behold, we are a technological power with which to be reckoned!
Even by the already money-drenched standards of American politics, the Eldridge campaign was a jaw-dropping spectacle to behold.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple | James Kirchick | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And lo and behold, she was determined to sink the mining industry, and we were determined to fight for our community.‘Pride’: The Feel-Good Movie of the Year, and the Film Rupert Murdoch Doesn’t Want You to See | Marlow Stern | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
behold a dumpy, comfortable British paterfamilias in a light flannel suit and a faded sun hat.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Prepare the table, behold in the watchtower them that eat and drink: arise, ye princes, take up the shield.
behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son and his name shall be called Emmanuel.
They that shall see thee, shall turn toward thee, and behold thee.
behold a king shall reign in justice, and princes shall rule in judgment.
British Dictionary definitions for behold
to look (at); observe
- beholder, noun
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