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See also: Holden
- Rhymes: -əʊldən
- (archaic) past participle of
- Asses' milk is holden for to be thickest, and therefore they use it instead of renning, to turn milk.
- 1766, William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England:
- The court of sweinmote is to be holden before the verderors, as judges, by the steward of the swein-mote, thrice in every year, the sweins or freeholders within the forest composing the jury.
- 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities:
- She was pale and trembling. He came to her relief with a fixed despair of himself, which made the interview unlike any other that could have been holden.
Dutch Low Saxon
- to hold
- inflection of :
Conjugation of holden (strong class 7)
|1st person singular||holde||held(e)|
|2nd person singular||holdest||helde(st)|
|3rd person singular||holdeþ||held(e)|