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Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
... 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 13,06 ...
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 roughly equal, but Miles was ignoring the threat from the ... informing them that the besieged town could hold out only for 48 hours ... He wrote a message to Miles that a relief force was on the way and told him, "Hold out to the last extremity ...
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 ...
Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
... 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 % ±% Labour ...
Eddisbury (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1990s
... 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. 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 % ±% Conservative Alastair Goodlad 31,625 51.0 −0.1 Labour Ms ... Pollard 107 0.2 N/A Majority 12,697 20.5 −7.0 Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...

More definitions of "hold up":

  • (verb): Rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat.
    Synonyms: stick up
  • (verb): Hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration.
  • (verb): Be the physical support of; carry the weight of.
    Synonyms: hold, support, sustain
  • (verb): Cause to be slowed down or delayed.
    Synonyms: delay, detain
  • (verb): Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc..
    Example: "Her shoes won't hold up"
    Synonyms: stand up, hold water

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    For those who are base in judgement do not know the good they hold in their hands until they cast it off.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)

    I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
    Aleister Crowley (1875–1947)