Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Behold"

The meaning of "Behold" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does behold mean?
A: It means look. It's often used in a biblical context. "behold the eye of the lord is upon them"
Q: What does pleasant to behold mean?
A: Besides A_nguyen15's answer, it can also mean that they are good-looking. I'm inclined to think that good-looking is more common than good-mannered, but the context in this passage suggests that good-mannered is more relevant.

Incidentally, this phrase is considered old-fashioned and/or somewhat formal.
Q: What does behold mean?
Q: What does "behold"
Can use some examples? :) mean?
A: This means to look, see, observe. It seems to usually be used when the object or situation being observed is unique or significant in some way.

Also seems that it's not very common... somewhat older word, outdated a bit. Mostly found in writings or set phrases, sayings.

Example. "Behold! I bring you tidings of great joy which shall be to all people." "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." "I was just at the market like I am every week. Well, I turned a corner when, lo and behold, there in front of me was Michael Jordan."
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Example sentences using "Behold"

Q: Please show me example sentences with behold.
A: Behold sounds very formal but can be used in sort of a humorous way. To translate it I would say 'he aquí', but I'm not sure if that's right!

Behold, the Queen of England has arrived! (serious)

Behold, the mighty Miguel is here to teach us about Spain! (probably humorous)

Another phrase:

She was a sight to behold!

This is a bit formal but much more common than the first example. Behold means 'see', and it implies something amazing or strange or very unusual.
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Q: Please show me example sentences with behold.
A: This is not a common expression, however people in the USA use it "Ironically" or knowing that it is a expression that is not commonly used as a form of humor.

"Behold! Your new king"

"They will behold my new painting"
Q: Please show me example sentences with behold.
A: Behold the glory of the lord!
Q: Please show me example sentences with behold.
A: A beautiful sight to behold. this would be one sentence.

Synonyms of "Behold" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between behold and look at ?
A: Behold is a fancy word that is not frequently used.
Q: What is the difference between behold and see watch look ?
A: behold is usually someone showing someone something.
"behold this landscape!"
see is usually constant as we are usually using our eyes
"I have seen some things" "yes I see that"
watch is from either far away, or out of the picture
A: "hey! I saw what you did!"
B: "I didn't do anything!"
C: C just watched as they argued.

look is sometimes associated with curiousity, but is just another synonym.
"he looked down on them"
"he looked for a way out, but there was none"
if any unclear I'm sorry please ask.
Q: What is the difference between behold and look ?
A: Behold is an older word in the English language which isn't used much anymore. It used to be used as a way to introduce or draw attention to something remarkable that was being revealed. For example, "Behold my newest work of art!"

Now, behold is usually used ironically in a joking way. For example, if someone painted a really bad picture, they could make a joke and say, "Behold my greatest work of art!" Basically it's only used in a joking way now.

Look is used anytime you want to bring attention to something. Example: "Look at that pretty bird on the tree."
Q: What is the difference between behold and look ?
A: Behold is becoming archaic

Translations of "Behold"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? behold
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? behold
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? What does "behold for Christmas"mean?
What does "behold for Christmas"mean?
A: behold = to look at

Without further context I can't tell you what your example means precisely
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? behold

Other questions about "Behold"

Q: What does 'long to behold' means un this sentence?

'I mourn that she has lived so far below her privileges and her obligations, as a rational and accountable creature; and I ardently long to behold her occupying that sphere in which I believe her Creator designed her to move.'
A: desire to see it happen
Q: "For behold, I am sending among you serpents,
adders that cannot be charmed,
and they shall bite you" ---what does the word "charm"mean in the above sentence
A: The serpents cannot be soothed/calmed
Q: Oh come behold the works of God and nations at his feet. Does this sound natural?

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