(intr) to speak for a long time or in public
(tr) to offer (an attraction or enticement)
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How to use hold forth in a sentence
Suddenly you can hold forth about leading and kerning and other esoteric aspects of typesetting.Instagram App Deepens Class Warfare Between Apple and Android Smartphones | Dan Lyons | April 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Urbanski can hold forth on the inanity of man-made climate change like a pro.
Then a loud voice silenced us all, and Joe Pidgeon, our great logician, began to hold forth.The Chequers | James Runciman
Subsequent interviews between Cond and the envoys of Charles seemed to hold forth some hopes of peace.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
For many years Pastor Spener had been used to hold forth on sins and vanities at this hour before twilight.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
She led the way to the dock, where they sat down in the moored rowboat, and Louise began to hold forth.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
Lepany, who evidently relished every chance of showing off, fell into a picturesque attitude and prepared to hold forth.In the Days of My Youth | Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Other Idioms and Phrases with hold forth
Speak in public, especially at great length. For example, Barbara loved to hold forth on the latest discoveries in astronomy. [Second half of 1600s]
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