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beholden


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behold  \Be*hold"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Beheld}(p.  p.  formerly 
  {Beholden},  now  used  only  as  a  p.  a.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Beholding}.]  [OE.  bihalden  biholden  AS  behealdan  to  hold 
  have  in  sight;  pref.  be-  +  healdan  to  hold  keep  akin  to  G. 
  behalten  to  hold  keep  See  {Hold}.] 
  To  have  in  sight;  to  see  clearly;  to  look  at  to  regard  with 
  the  eyes. 
 
  When  he  beheld  the  serpent  of  brass,  he  lived.  --Num. 
  xxi.  9. 
 
  Behold  the  Lamb  of  God,  which  taketh  away  the  sin  of 
  the  world.  --John.  i.  29. 
 
  Syn:  To  scan;  gaze;  regard;  descry;  view;  discern. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beholden  \Be*hold"en\,  p.  a.  [Old  p.  p.  of  behold,  used  in  the 
  primitive  sense  of  the  simple  verb  hold.] 
  Obliged;  bound  in  gratitude;  indebted. 
 
  But  being  so  beholden  to  the  Prince.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beholden 
  adj  :  under  a  moral  obligation  to  someone  [syn:  {beholden(p)}] 




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