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He desired comradeship and affection, but he feared them, and she, who had taught herself only to desire, and could have clothed the struggle with beauty, held back, and hesitated with him.
While Pellegrini has remained calm in public at seeing City lose three of their last four games, Aguero revealed he has not held back in the dressing room.
M AIL T ODAY has found out that the Delhi government's finance department has held back the release of funds exceeding ` 70 crore for expenses incurred during the days preceding the election as well as the polling day for all nine districts in the Capital -- Central, North, South, New Delhi, North- West, East, North- East, South- West and West.
I understand there may be issues with some landlords but in the government's wisdom they decided that, rather than paying the landlord direct, the tenant would receive payment on the understanding if any repairs were not carried out in suitable time period, then the rent payment could be held back.
The Department of Health is asking for views on whether doctors are being held back from using pioneering treatments because of the fear of being sued if something goes wrong.
There is a real fear that a return to long-term growth might be held back by shortages in key industries, and with high levels of youth unemployment, this report serves as an important reminder that we can deliver our own prosperity in the North East.
com)-- The No Child Held Back Consortium announces the first, No Child Held Back Education Innovation Grant has been awarded to the Williston School District in Williston, North Dakota.
LIVERPOOL skipper Steven Gerrard had to be held back after a crazed fan burst into a training session and made shocking threats against his family.
More than a quarter of a million extra jobs could be created if Britain's financial services sector is allowed to flourish and is not held back by over-regulation, a report says.
Summary: The Bank of England held back from taking further action despite signs that recovery is stalling.
Another issue that the students raised is the holding back of certificates whereby their academic reports are held back by VTC which hinders them from looking for jobs.
The demonstrators held back the engine of Allama Iqbal Express at Loco-shed Lahore.