simple past tense and past participle of behold.
to observe; look at; see.
And, behold, three sentries of the King did appear.
The proph-et’s keen vi-sion, trans-pierc-ing the a-ges, be-held us to 5.
Birth of a Reformation Andrew Byers
He turn-ed his eyes a-round, and be-held, much to his dis-may, a fierce wolf pre-par-ing to spring up-on him.
The Giant Hands Alfred Crowquill
the past tense and past participle of behold
verb (often used in the imperative to draw attention to something, archaic or literary) -holds, -holding, -held
to look (at); observe
past tense and past participle of behold.
Old English bihaldan (West Saxon behealdan) “give regard to, hold in view,” also “to keep hold of, to belong to,” from be- + haldan, healdan (see hold). Related: Beheld; beholding. A common West Germanic compound, cf. Old Saxon bihaldan “hold, keep,” Old Frisian bihalda, Old High German bihaltan, German behalten, but “[t]he application to watching, looking, is confined to English” [OED].
to regard or portray as less impressive or important than appearances indicate; depreciate; disparage. Historical Examples The Baroness, when she desired to be-little the doctor, always called her a female. Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope In saying these things there is no desire to be-little the reputation of any man; the facts were as here […]
before long; soon. Contemporary Examples Michelle Obama’s Biggest Fashion Regret: belive it or not, FLOTUS too suffers from fashion remorse. Michelle Obama’s Biggest Fashion Regret; LVMH Launches Contest for Emerging Designers The Fashion Beast Team November 20, 2013 Historical Examples And that will lead the police to belive it was suicide you think? Daisy Ashford: […]
greatly loved; dear to the heart. a person who is greatly loved. Contemporary Examples At a public hearing, one parent argued that beloved was given a Lexile rating that equates to a 5th-grade reading level. How Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ Is Taught in Schools Anna Clark October 3, 2012 Shmuley Boteach speaks of abundant, ‘electrifying’ sex, […]
muddled; confused; dazed. Historical Examples Aye—an’ many’s the time ’twas on me tongue to call her a fool for her trouble, ye was that bewitched an’ bemazed, lad. The Harbor Master Theodore Goodridge Roberts I can see him still staring at me bemazed with his pipe half-way to his mouth, and the open book laid […]