Lexicon: witheld – witnessing

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witheld (withheld), v. [see withhold, v.]

withhold (witheld, withheld, withold, witholding), v. [OE.]

  1. Deduct; subtract; refuse to give.
  2. Deny; hold back.
  3. Not tell; fail to disclose.
  4. Phrase. “Witholden to”: concealed from; hidden from; kept back from; not shared with.

withholden (with[h]olden), v. [see withhold, v.]

within, adv. [OE; see with and in.]

  1. Inside.
  2. Indoors.
  3. Internal; interior; personal; private.

within, n. [see within, adv.; object of a preposition.]

Instinct; inspiration; inner perception; interior senses.

within, prep. [OE.] (webplay: ago, heart, house, inner, latter, place, time).

Into; inside; in the bounds of.

withold (witholding), v. [see withhold, v.]

witness (-es), n. [OE.]

  1. Onlooker; spectator; one personally present; [metaphor] waiting passenger; [fig.] angel; heavenly being.
  2. Testimony; legal statement; attestation of a fact; [metaphor] imprint; potential for new life; [fig.] creed; expression of faith; declaration of belief; (see Acts 4:33).
  3. Assent; endorsement; support; sign of agreement.
  4. Sign; token; symbol.
  5. Proof; evidence; certification; verification; documentation.
  6. Story; account; firsthand experience.
  7. Auditor; listener; silent observer; one who gives testimony based on first-hand experience.
  8. Organ of vision; body part that enables sight.

witness (-ed, -es), v. [OE.]

  1. See; view; [fig.] experience.
  2. Illuminate; make visible; enable to view.
  3. Testify; attest; make a formal legal statement; [Webster 1844] “I witnessed the ceremonies in New York, with which the ratification of the constitution was celebrated in 1788.”
  4. Observe silently.

witnessing, verbal n. [OE.]

Vision; potential for sight; ability to see.