|Art by Jack Vettriano.|
Storage for a ship's cargo or loving arms, words and where they can run to. Hold on, hold out, to have and to hold, hold this for me, hold up.
Gravity holds us in place, yet recent displays of gymnastic excellence say this may not be true for everyone. Hold a job, foothold, toehold, behold, I wanna hold your hand. He's a holdover from the last administration.
Contain, keep, protect, ensnare, persevere, cherish. Determined, stubborn. clinging, trapped, lawless, powerless. What is this strange hold you have over me? Hypnotic, possessive, bewitching, fated. Hold my place in line, hold me in your thoughts. Reserve, guarantee, promise.
Don't put me on hold. Disregard, dismiss, ignore.
We hold these truths to be self-evident.