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  1. present participle of behold


beholding (comparative more beholding, superlative most beholding)

  1. Obsolete form of beholden.
    • 1612, Shakespeare, Henry VIII, V, 5
      I thank ye all. To you, my good lord mayor,
      And your good brethren, I am much beholding;
      I have received much honour by your presence,
      And ye shall find me thankful.
    • Robynson (More's Utopia)
      I was much bound and beholding to the right reverend father.
    • Fuller
      So much hath Oxford been beholding to her nephews, or sister's children.


beholding (plural beholdings)

  1. The act by which something is beheld.
    • Robert Trail
      But this text and theme I am upon, relates to somewhat far higher and greater, than all the beholdings of his glory that ever any saint on earth received.