Be-held



simple past tense and past participle of behold.
to observe; look at; see.
look; see:
And, behold, three sentries of the King did appear.
Historical Examples

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

verb
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
v.

past tense and past participle of behold.
v.

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].

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