Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
Withhold, o sovereign prince, your hasty hand from knitting league with him.
withhold = to hold back; to restrain; to keep from action
knitting league = enter into an alliance
Forbid who will, none shall from me withhold longer thy offered good. (Milton)
withhold = to retain; to keep back; not to grant
He withheld information from the police. (see below)
To withhold it the more easily in heart. (see below)
You have to withhold your hand. (see below)
All disagreeable facts were withheld from him. (see below)
They withheld evidence in the last murder case that has made noise in our town.
withhold = to keep; to keep something for to oneself; to maintain; to retain
She withheld her consent. (She doesn’t give her concent)
They withhold their help.
withhold = refuse
One cannot withhold admiration from this work.
Last year the government withheld some of the payment to my firm because of arousing suspicion of corrupt practice.
Could you tell me what withheld him from making the attempt?
what withheld him from = what kept him from
Thank you for your efforts.