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Hold dear   /hoʊld dɪr/   Listen
Hold dear

Be fond of; be attached to.  Synonyms: care for, cherish, treasure.

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"Hold dear" Quotes from Famous Books

... world's homage, their names we hold dear,— But Friendship, not Fame, is the countersign here; Make room by the conqueror crowned in the strife For the comrade that limps ...
— The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Complete • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... entire people, has to contend against overwhelming odds, and, moreover, has reached a condition virtually amounting to famine and want of the necessary means of subsistence, and that notwithstanding our utmost endeavours and the sacrifice of all that we value and hold dear, we cannot reasonably expect ...
— In the Shadow of Death • P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald

... Nothing more is true than that the Government of the country—the legislative power—has not as yet shown the sagacity and vigor to apply a moderate portion of its abundant resources to the preservation of all we hold dear. The wealth is here,—not merely what is locked up in the vaults of the banks, (for this, though ample for all the purposes of these institutions, is but a very small portion of the wealth of the country, not much over one-half ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. IX., March, 1862., No. LIII. - A Magazine Of Literature, Art, And Politics, • Various

... and feeling how incumbent it is upon every person, of every description, to contribute at all times to his country's welfare, and especially in a moment like the present, when everything we hold dear is so seriously threatened, I have finally determined to accept the commission of commander-in-chief of the armies of the United States; with the reserve only, that I shall not be called into the field until the army is in a situation to require my presence, or ...
— Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3. • Benson J. Lossing

... health to thee, Tom: a bright bumper we drain To the friends that our bosoms hold dear, As the bottle goes round, and again and again We whisper, "We wish he ...
— Humour of the North • Lawrence J. Burpee

... dare not boast, Believe, we do not fear— We stand to pay the cost In all that men hold dear. What answer from the North? One Law, One Land, One Throne. If England drive us forth We ...
— Ulster's Stand For Union • Ronald McNeill

... it possible for the Teutonic tribes to girdle the globe. It was Alfred who taught the nobility of industry, service, education, patience, loyalty, persistence, and the faith and hope that abide. By pen, tongue, and best of all by his life, Alfred taught the truths which we yet hold dear. And by ...
— Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers • Elbert Hubbard

... Campeador hath risen up erect: "Since such a deed is toward, why do we tarry here? Come hither Alvar Fanez whom I cherish and hold dear. My daughters twain, behold them, to thy hand I give them o'er. Be it known so to perform it unto the King I swore, To fail in our agreement is in no way mine intent. To the Heirs of Carrion their brides, now ...
— The Lay of the Cid • R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon

... which nothing great can be achieved, he will hardly fail in bringing some part of his labors to a prosperous issue, provided he devotes all his strength to that one enterprise, postponing to it every other object of ambition, and sacrificing to it many interests which men hold dear. Some of the most pleasurable incentives to action, he must disregard. Not for him are those rewards which in other pursuits the same energy would have earned; not for him, the sweets of popular applause; not for him, the luxury of power; not for him, a share in the councils ...
— Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864 • Various

... royal nurselings, who hold dear The Minyae's city, once the Theban's fear: Unbidden I tarry, whither bidden I fare My Muse my comrade. And be ye too there, Sisters divine! Were ye and song forgot, What grace had earth? With you be ...
— Theocritus • Theocritus

Words linked to "Hold dear" :   love, yearn

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