hold forth

  1. (intr) to speak for a long time or in public

  2. (tr) to offer (an attraction or enticement)

Words Nearby hold forth

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How to use hold forth in a sentence

  • 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

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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