verb (used with object), with·held, with·hold·ing.
verb (used without object), with·held, with·hold·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM withholdwith·hold·er, nounun·with·held, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for withhold
Only Art it was that withheld me, ah it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt called upon me to produce, and so I endured.Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is a lesson in finding hope in adversity|Charlie Harding|September 11, 2020|Vox
Or, in other words, “It would be the typical penalties and interest for not fully properly withholding your payroll taxes,” Shevchuck says.As Trump’s payroll tax holiday kicks in, here’s what employers and employees need to know|Anne Sraders|September 1, 2020|Fortune
According to a report by Foreign Policy, US secretary of State Mike Pompeo has okayed a plan to withhold up to $130 million in foreign assistance slated for Ethiopia’s military and anti-human trafficking programs.The US is considering cutting foreign assistance to Ethiopia over dam dispute with Egypt|Zecharias Zelalem|August 29, 2020|Quartz
This means withholding support from candidates whose values may match the organization’s but who are running in districts where challengers face long odds or where unseating the incumbent in a primary could hand the seat to the GOP in the general.Progressive Groups Are Getting More Selective In Targeting Incumbents. Is It Working?|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|August 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The statistics are an estimate how many of the W-2 tax forms that are used to track employee wages and withholding the agency will receive.The U.S. economy is shedding over 1 million jobs per week. They won’t come back for years, the IRS says|Bernhard Warner|August 21, 2020|Fortune
In order to withhold the photographs, the secretary of defense must certify that photographs could cause harm to Americans.The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See|Noah Shachtman, Tim Mak|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He expected truth in others and could not withhold the truth about himself.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And is it right for us to withhold assistance and punish civilians?
The desire to withhold participation trophies increased with income, age, and education.
The Daily Beast agreed to withhold her name out of concern for her privacy as a victim of sexual assault.Exclusive: ‘Hillary Clinton Took Me Through Hell,’ Rape Victim Says|Josh Rogin|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the time that they reached Anglebury he repented having given way so far as to withhold a direct refusal.The Hand of Ethelberta|Thomas Hardy
It is a painful task to adduce such extracts; but it would not be honest to withhold them.
And what power have you to withhold it, when he has determined to tender it?Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II.|Charles James Lever
If a word would do it, I would beg for strength to withhold the word.What Is Man? And Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
William had to consider whether he would give or withhold his assent.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay