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- ‘If an opportunity should occur, he assured her he would not leave hold of her hand.’
- ‘Vasiliev, with whom I was walking hand in hand, suddenly left hold of my arm and sank upon the snow.’
- ‘Then the youth left hold of the cord for the first time in ten years, and a great joy descended upon him.’
- ‘While he was speaking thus to himself a great wave struck the raft, and made him leave hold of the rudder, and tossed him far away into the sea.’
- ‘But as his later life shows, perhaps this early ability to leave hold of himself is one of the reasons why we, as readers, never quite manage to get a crystal clear picture of him as a man.’
- ‘If so he would hardly have been prepared to leave hold of a piece of art of such a high quality.’
- ‘Thereupon the dragon suddenly left hold of him, and went off into the lake.’
- ‘I only let you leave hold of my hand for a minute to go and buy some sweets and now the sky is falling.’
- ‘When the push button is left hold of, the ball 47 is free to move with the air and is pressed tightly against its seat interrupting the flow.’
- ‘Elizabeth constantly sat bravely at Frank's side, never leaving hold of his hand, night and day for the last three weeks of his very severe illness.’
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