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Also, hold it. Stop, wait. These expressions are usually used in the imperative, as in Hold everything, we can't unload the truck yet, or Hold it, you've gone far enough. [First half of 1900s]
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Words nearby hold everything
holden, holder, Hölder condition, holder in due course, Hölderlin, hold everything, holdfast, hold forth, hold good, hold in, holding
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How to use hold everything in a sentence
Of course the suitcase wouldn't hold everything; no suitcase ever does.The Cinder Pond|Carroll Watson Rankin
The Indians also hold everything they possess on a loose tenure.The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists|George Bryce
These and such like things induced him to hold everything in his own keeping; as it is written elsewhere, "Csar was all in all."
Your station wagon was big enough to hold everything in the house, is that correct?Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
It would hold everything they would want to carry except what would go in Elizabeth Eliza's trunk, or the valise and bags.The Peterkin Papers|Lucretia P Hale