What is holding?

  • (adj): Designed for (usually temporary) retention.
    Example: "A holding pen"
    Synonyms: retaining
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    A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, “Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?” holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. “Yet,” added he, “none of you can tell where it pinches me.”
    Plutarch (c. 46–120 A.D.)

    Things base and vile, holding no quantity,
    Love can transpose to form and dignity.
    Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Golf is a fine relief from the tensions of office, but we are a little tired of holding the bag.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900–1965)