hold (v.) Old form(s): holde
bear, tolerate, endure
Cor III.ii.80[Volumnia to Coriolanus] humble as the ripest mulberry / That will not hold the handling
KL II.iv.193[Lear as if to his chest] Will you yet hold?
TS I.i.106[Gremio to departed Katherina] Your gifts are so good here's none will hold you [or: keep]
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