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Definition of "held" []

  • Past tense and past participle of hold1. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "held" in a sentence
  • "Prohibition on sale of liquor "*** to any Indian to whom allotment of land has been made while the title to the same shall be held in trust by the Government ***," _held_ a police regulation infringing State powers, and not warranted by the commerce clause, article I, section 8, clause 3."
  • "Tax on indebtedness of railroads, "*** to whatsoever party or person the same may be payable", as applied to railroad bonds held by a municipal corporation under authority of the State, _held_ an infringement of reserved State sovereignty."
  • "I held him in my arms, after we had sped far away to our Southern home, —held him, and glanced at the hot red soil of Georgia and the breathless city of a hundred hills, and felt a vague unrest."