"Take it right out, or they'll think I'm holding
on," said Dolokhov.
it up he said, "There, that's the stone your horse had picked up.
He clambered up and down stairs, and went from the parlour to the bar and back again, and sometimes put his nose out of doors to smell the sea, holding
on to the walls as he went for support and breathing hard and fast like a man on a steep mountain.
But my mother swung over the top of a thick limb, a dozen feet from the ground, and, still holding
on to her, we perched there in safety.
The chamberlains who were used to carry the train put their hands near the floor as if they were lifting up the train; then they did as if they were holding
something in the air.
You can't fancy how glad I am!" she said, at one moment pressing her face against Dolly and kissing her, and at the next holding
her off and examining her with a smile.
His obsequious follower stood holding
the torch above his head, and then the observer saw for the first time, from his place of concealment, that he was blind.
Well could I nurse a new born child, holding
him in my arms, or keep house, or spread my masters' bed in a recess of the well-built chamber, or teach the women their work.'
Though the rest of her sails were gone, the jib, backed to windward, and the mainsail hauled down flat, were themselves holding
, and holding
her bow to the furious sea as well.
There were the rolling meadows, the stately elms, all yellow and brown now; the glowing maples, the garden-beds bright with asters, and the hollyhocks, rising tall against the parlor windows; only in place of the cheerful pinks and reds of the nodding stalks, with their gay rosettes of bloom, was a crape scarf holding
the blinds together, and another on the sitting-room side, and another on the brass knocker of the brown-painted door.
"While I stood stupefied with horror by this ghastly spectacle and still holding
open the door, by some unaccountable perversity my attention was diverted from the shocking scene and concerned itself with trifles and details.
The gentleman replied, "I should be obliged to you, sir, if you will accept of my company; for it is very late, and I am a stranger to the road." Jones readily complied with the request; and on they travelled together, holding
that sort of discourse which is usual on such occasions.