Example sentences of "[pers pn] hold to [be] " in BNC.

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1 In this way he saw that Man was truly made in the Image of God : ‘ The primary Imagination I hold to be the living power and prime agent of all human perception , and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM ’ ( Biographia Literaria , xiii ) .
2 The King 's own statements , however , show the extent to which his view of the Church was political : ‘ It is not the change of Church government which is chiefly aimed at ’ , he wrote in 1646 , ‘ ( though that were too much ) but it is by that pretext to take away the dependency of the Church from the Crown , which , let me tell you , I hold to be of equal consequence to that of the militia ; for people are governed by the pulpit more than the sword in the time of peace .
3 If I say ‘ Prostitution is on the increase ’ I express my belief that it is on the increase , but what I put upon the mat for discussion is not my holding the belief , but rather the state of affairs , which I hold to be actual , but which others may not , of prostitution being on the increase .
4 In these transitional years of fluctuating opinion some continued to adopt a passive attitude towards fatalities , in which they sought to trace the hand of God , whilst others favoured active remedies for what they held to be primarily human failings .
5 Feuerbach 's position was more consistent : he was a philosopher who did not believe in God but was on his own admission passionately concerned with religion and theology , whose real object he held to be man himself .
6 The most versatile stone in his long catalogue was sapphire , which he held to be good for protecting the limbs from injury and the wearer from fraud , as well as for overcoming envy , averting terror , liberating from imprisonment , purifying the eyes , cooling the body and not least for the convenient property of making the wearer beloved of god as well as of men .
7 Here too they follow Richards , who used the same term to characterize the ‘ bringing in of the opposite , the complementary impulse ’ ( Richards 1967 : 197 ) , which he held to be characteristic of all great poetry .
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