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TO HOLD. These words are now used in a deed to express by what tenure the grantee is to have the land. The clause which commences with these words is called the tenendum. Vide Habendum; Tenendum.
     2. To hold, also means to decide, to adjudge, to decree; as, the court in that case held that the husband was not liable for the contract of the wife, made without his express or implied authority.
     3. It also signifies to bind under a contract, as the obligor is held and firmly bound. In the constitution of the United States, it is provided, that no person held to service or labor in one state under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on the claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due. Art. 4, sec. 3, Sec. 3; 2 Serg. & R. 306; 3 Id. 4; 5 Id. 52; 1 Wash. C. C. R. 500; 2 Pick. 11; 16 Pet. 539, 674.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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They think they can do anything they want.' Before, they were held together by ideology, `but now they unite on a materialistic basis and the only question is how to make lots of money.
DNA consists of two long strands that twist around each other like a spiral staircase, the strands are held together by four chemical bases: adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), and cytosine (C).
As an interpretation it held together; it just didn't seem to go with the rest of the ballet.
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There are no visible screws: Everything seems to be held together by magic, as though it might fly apart at any moment.
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The middle level is a 1.5-micrometer-thick air space, held together by columns of cuticle.
Held together only by gravity, the comet is much weaker and far more porous than a solid chunk of ice.