verb (used with object), be·held, be·hold·ing.
Origin of behold
Examples from the Web for beholder
Beauty, in his case at least, really is in the eye of the beholder.
I joined the Marines the week I turned 17, and that led to a few experiences that might qualify as adventure—eye of the beholder.
But be warned, the action here is mostly in the eyes of the beholder.Thomas H. Cook’s Book Bag: Must Reads on the Writing Life|Thomas H. Cook|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we have some very pretty girls here.
As you can see, chalak is in the eye of the accuser, er, beholder.
Its majestic form, as it towers high above the ordinary works of man, conveys the repose of conscious strength to the beholder.Getting Acquainted with the Trees|J. Horace McFarland
Few forms of plant life present to the beholder more beautiful characteristics than an Orange tree in full bearing.
They were both remarkable-looking men, and such as if once seen would be retained in the memory of the beholder.Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
It would have been difficult for a beholder to say whether the form before him was not a corpse.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
It may be more charming to the beholder, but it is not half so nice to the person herself.Frulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther|Elizabeth von Arnim
verb -holds, -holding or -held (often used in the imperative to draw attention to something) archaic, or literary
Word Origin for behold
late 14c., agent noun from 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].