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hold forth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hold forth talk at length and formally about a topic "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hold forth to put forward: show: to speak in public, to declaim
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. healdan; Old High Ger. haltan, Goth. haldan.

Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Wyburn found Miss Westbury being sensible and decided and holding forth about things in general to one or two friends over the tea-cups.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
What your newspaper may hold forth I will not pretend to enter into.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
John put forth his hand across the table, and grasped the young flexible warm hand that wanted something to hold.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
Disconcerted, he went back into the cabin, to hold a council, apparently, from the way the jabbering broke forth.
"Tales of the Fish Patrol" by Jack London
The same old servant met him at the gates, holding it open just a little way so that he might peer forth.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
I suppose we shall have to stand round and listen while she holds forth, and look 'intelligent' and 'interested'.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
Loosening her hold directly and hurling us off, she poured forth a flood of abuse in Hawaiian.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
But we're all waiting, holding our breaths, wondering what the next five minutes will bring forth.
"Lords of the Stratosphere" by Arthur J. Burks
These are the places where the champions most do congregate and hold forth.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 30, 1914" by Various
Then the two-gun man spoke, holding forth his right hand.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
An English gentleman was holding forth.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
At the same moment a cloud of smoke burst forth from the hold.
"Hair Breadth Escapes" by T. S. Arthur
Sydney was ready to hold forth.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
Many men look forth at the Christian life, and fear that they will not have sufficient strength to hold out to the end.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
Fear will no longer walk forth like a tyrant and set the pulses beating or hold them strangling.
"Why I Preach the Second Coming" by Isaac Massey Haldeman
Among the others we came across the preacher we had seen holding forth on the wharf.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Charterson was holding forth upon the outrage.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
They were not going forth to hold out their throats to be cut.
"The White Hand and the Black" by Bertram Mitford
For many years Pastor Spener had been used to hold forth on sins and vanities at this hour before twilight.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
Dick mounted with a swift foot, and holding to the corner, thrust forth his head and followed the three women with his eyes.
"The Black Arrow" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

But Jesus invitations sends,
Treating with rebels as his friends;
And holds the promise forth in view,
To all who for his mercy sue.
"Gibeon" by John Newton
Forth from their holds the myriads come
Nation on nation, tribe on tribe:
To tell them or take their sum
O who could find an earthly scribe?
"Le Lac Des Morts" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
Then to her owne country shee back did returne,
Still holding the foes of rare England in scorne!
Therfore English captaines of every degree
Sing forth the brave valours of Mary Ambree.
"Mary Ambree" by Andrew Lang
But now a light is lifted in the air;
And though the sky is shadowed, fold on fold,
By clouds that have the lightnings in their hold,
That western gleam makes all the dim earth fair—
The sun shines forth and the gray sea is gold.
"'A Dun, Bleak Stretch That Slants To The Salt Sea's Gray'" by Richard Watson Gilder
Wherefore I dare not, I, put forth my hand
To hold the Ark, although it seem to shake
Through th' old sinnes and new doctrines of our land.
Onely, since God doth often vessels make
Of lowly matter for high uses meet,
I throw me at his feet.
"The Priesthood" by George Herbert
Hand, with what color and power thou couldst show, in the ring hot-sanded,
Brown Bestiarius holding the lean tawn tiger at bay,
Paint me the wrestle of Toil with the wild-beast Want, bare-handed;
Shadow me forth a soul steadily facing To-day!
"To-Day" by Helen Gray Cone

In news:

Mercedes Holds Off Mission Veterans In Back-And-Forth District Opener.
IT IS midnight at the Playboy mansion and Elon Musk is in the cigar alcove with a couple of friends, holding forth.
5 Faith Church, is holding forth on the subject of condoms — the glow-in-the-dark kind.
Nick Denton, Bonnie Fuller, and Others Hold Forth at I Want Media Panel.
At the end of November, there have been a long parade of co-hosts holding forth with Kelly each morning.
Holding forth on the phone the other day about his band's new song-by-song cover of Meet the Beatles.
My fellow Elizabeth native Michael Chertoff was at Kean University last week holding forth on the Bush administration's success in warding off another terrorist attack on US soil.
Monday mornings mean, among other things, that there's an entire weekend's worth of press output over which "pretend journalists" can hold forth.
In a back-and-forth rematch with Wheeling at the Huntington Center Saturday night, the Walleye scored three goals in the third period to finally hold off the Nailers.
Mercedes Holds Off Mission Veterans In Back-And- Forth District Opener.
And on this particular day, a swampy, humid summer afternoon, the Charleston chef was holding forth on the rice pea.
Because of a neurological condition called ataxia, Bennett Curran, 8, likes to hold the back of a kitchen chair and rock back and forth.
At a fringe meeting I chaired at the Conservative Party conference this week, I took time out when one of the MPs on the panel was holding forth to see how many people in the audience I recognised.
BOWLING GREEN — In a back-and-forth Northern Lakes League boys basketball opener, Southview rallied to send it to overtime but Bowling Green stepped up defensively to hold on for a 72-67 win in OT.
I can't wait for Bob Costas to hold forth with his commentary during tonight's half-time.
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In science:

The forth equations holds because the column ΨΨΨj has unit-norm.
Fast and Efficient Compressive Sensing using Structurally Random Matrices
Item 1 and bR(A) = AxLS, the third and forth inequality follows by Item 2 and the fifth inequality holds by Inequality (11) and the last inequality follows since ε < 2.
Randomized Extended Kaczmarz for Solving Least-Squares
A similar estimate holds for the third term on the right of (16) while the forth term is O(P g i¯i ).
Generalized Bergmann Metrics and Invariance of Plurigenera
Each condition depends on a pair of numbers r and b, and we write (1)r,b to mean that condition (1) holds with the numbers specified, and so forth.
Vanishing lines in Adams spectral sequences are generic
It was decided to hold a forth workshop to further explore and update the opportunities of this very exciting physics program.
Summary of the 3rd International Workshop on a Far Detector in Korea for the J-PARC Beam
It was decided to hold a forth workshop in Korea to further explore the opportunities of this very exciting physics program.
Summary of the 3rd International Workshop on a Far Detector in Korea for the J-PARC Beam
T ′L ) ≥ sum(T ′R ) ≤ 2 · sum(TL ) · (1 − ρ/2) we assume that both these inequalities hold going forth.
Testing probability distributions using conditional samples
If three of them are C-hexahedra then the same holds also for the forth one.
The C-(symmetric) quadrilateral lattice, its transformations and the algebro-geometric construction
If three of the four 3D hexahedra meeting in the vertex x are the C-hexahedra then the same holds also for the forth one.
The C-(symmetric) quadrilateral lattice, its transformations and the algebro-geometric construction
Summing up the theorem, we can say that the ‘increasing convex order conjecture’ set forth in the introduction holds true at least for square-integrable semimartingales X with conditionally independent increments, symmetric jumps and without predictable times of discontinuity.
Convex order of discrete, continuous and predictable quadratic variation & applications to options on variance
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