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beholder (bɪˈhəʊldə) 

Definitions

noun

  1. person who sees something; onlooker
  2. See in the eye of the beholder

    see beauty1

behold (bɪˈhəʊld Pronunciation for behold

Definitions

verb

-holds, -holding, -held (often used in the imperative to draw attention to something, archaic (or literary)
  1. to look (at); observe

Derived Forms

beˈholder noun

Word Origin

Old English bihealdan; related to Old High German bihaltan, Dutch behouden; see be-, hold

Example Sentences Including 'beholder'

' Of course, a sense of wonder, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
And it does very much vary from one observer to another: like beauty, it rests in the eye of the beholder.
Evans, Peter & Deehan, Geoff The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence
But the eye of the beholder on the balcony convinced itself that it was.
Hinxman, Margaret The Sound of Murder
It is designed to show that a garden depends neither on space nor fertile compost -a garden is in the eye of the beholder.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Newfoundland statistics help prove health in the eye of beholder : experts DENE MOORE ST.
canada.com (2004)
Remember that beauty is the eye of the beholder and people see pretty much what they want to see.
Anita Anderson SOMEBODY (2002)
Ripeness is all, as every spin doctor knows, and what the seer beholds is usually what the beholder is ready to see.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
That seriousness might simply have been in the eye of the beholder.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
The definition of'stalking' is seen to lie in the eye of the beholder.
Spiked (2004)

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