What is hold out?

  • (verb): Last and be usable.
    Synonyms: wear, endure
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hold, hold out:

Falmouth And Camborne (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1950s
... Gibson 7,890 Majority Turnout Labour hold Swing General Election 1955 Falmouth Camborne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Frank Harold Hayman 21,587 Conservative P.P ... King 20,540 Majority Turnout Labour hold Swing General Election 1951 Falmouth Camborne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Frank Harold Hayman 20,850 Conservative Nigel Nicolson 19,847 Liberal Stuart ...
Battle Of Harpers Ferry - Battle - September 13
... He exclaimed, "I am ordered to hold this place and God damn my soul to hell if I don't." In fact, Jackson's and Miles's forces to the west of town were ... find, informing them that the besieged town could hold out only for 48 hours ... that a relief force was on the way and told him, "Hold out to the last extremity ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
4.9 Communist T Keenan 368 0.8 0.0 Majority 8,059 17.8 -4.3 Labour hold General Election October 1974 Eccles Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Lewis Carter-Jones 22,328 53.3 +3.9 Conservative R J Dunn ...
Eddisbury (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1990s
... N/A Majority 1,606 4.7 Turnout 34,497 51.4 −24.4 Conservative hold Swing General Election 1997 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Alastair Goodlad 21,027 42.5 −8.5 Labour Mrs ... Napier 2,041 4.2 N/A Majority 1,185 2.4 Turnout 49,450 75.8 Conservative hold Swing −9.1 General Election 1992 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes. 107 0.2 N/A Majority 12,697 20.5 −7.0 Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...
Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
... Reid 898 1.5 Workers Revolutionary R Lugg 168 0.3 Majority 4,105 6.9 Turnout 74.3 Labour hold Swing General Election October 1974 Feltham and Heston Party Candidate Votes ...

More definitions of "hold out":

  • (verb): Wait uncompromisingly for something desirable.
    Example: "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"

Famous quotes containing the words hold out and/or hold:

    The allurement that women hold out to men is precisely the allurement that Cape Hatteras holds out to sailors: they are enormously dangerous and hence enormously fascinating. To the average man, doomed to some banal drudgery all his life long, they offer the only grand hazard that he ever encounters. Take them away, and his existence would be as flat and secure as that of a moo-cow.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Happy ye leaves! whenas those lily hands,
    Which hold my life in their dead-doing might,
    Shall handle you, and hold in love’s soft bands,
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)

    There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. It’s another thing, though, to hold up that cloth for inspection.
    John Gregory Brown (20th century)