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Letter "H" » hold off
«Globalization is not something we can hold off or turn off . . . it is the economic equivalent of a force of nature -- like wind or water.»
«An Irishman is never drunk as long as - He can hold onto one blade of grass and not - Fall off the face of the earth»
«Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions; - that laws were like cobwebs, -for that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast; while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off»
«But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.»
«RAILROAD, n. The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to wher we are no better off. For this purpose the railroad is held in highest favor by the optimist, for it permits him to make the transit with great expedition.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, get away
, hold off
«Come, my friends,'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.Push off, and sitting well in order smiteThe sounding furrows; for my purpose holdsTo sail beyond the sunset, and the bathsOf all the western stars, until I die.»
Author: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
, hold off
, sound off
, The Western
«If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself: / I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.»
«But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them: / Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: / And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house? / And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.»
«Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.»
«It is at Bombay that the smell of All Asia boards the ship miles off shore, and holds the passenger's nose till he is clear of Asia again»