Sentence Examples with the word hold off

But his navy was not yet strong enough to hold off all raids: it was not till the very end of his reign that he perfected it by building long ships that were nigh twice as large as those of the heathen; some had 60 oars, some more; and they were both steadier and swifter and lighter than the others, and were shaped neither after the Frisian nor after the Danish fashion, but as it seemed to himself that they would be most handy.

Maybe you should hold off awhile until your shoulder gets better.

Let's hold off deciding until I speak with Brennan and see what he can do.

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At any rate, I wasn't sure if this was something that the site hosts would find acceptable, so I'll hold off until I get the go ahead (or nobody responds for a few days).