While he didn't want to hold back important information, neither did he wish to unduly upset the nervous woman any further.
Regis was constrained to hold back for ten years his System of Philosophy; and when it did appear, in 1690, the name of Descartes was absent from the title-page.
The whole gang would end up jumping him and he would beat up each and every one, always careful to hold back enough so as not to kill anyone.
Even eighty acres couldn't hold back the population growth in this area.
Although Cadorna believed that he could hold back the Austrian attack, he had no intention of omitting any precautions.
After the encounter at Vyazma, where Kutuzov had been unable to hold back his troops in their anxiety to overwhelm and cut off the enemy and so on, the farther movement of the fleeing French, and of the Russians who pursued them, continued as far as Krasnoe without a battle.
There is a spring in my step and a note on my lips, until I realize the awful truth of my situation and am forced to hold back my tears.
Princess Mary, frowning in her effort to hold back her tears, sat beside Natasha, and heard for the first time the story of those last days of her brother's and Natasha's love.