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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

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].


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