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hold,

v to possess by reason of a lawful title.
hold harmless clause,
n a contract provision in which one party to the contract promises to be responsible for liability incurred by the other party. Hold harmless clauses frequently appear in the following contexts: (1) Contracts between dental benefits organizations and an individual dental professional often contain a promise by the dental professional to reimburse the dental benefits organization for any liability the organization incurs because of dental treatment provided to beneficiaries of the organization's dental benefits plan. This may include a promise to pay the dental benefits organization's attorney fees and related costs. (2) Contracts between dental benefits organizations and a group plan sponsor may include a promise by the dental benefits organization to assume responsibility for disputes between a beneficiary of the group plan and an individual dental professional when the dental professional's charge exceeds the amount the organization pays for the service on behalf of the beneficiary. If the dental professional takes action against the patient to recover the difference between the amount billed by the dental professional and the amount paid by the organization, the dental benefits organization will take over the defense of the claim and will pay any judgments and court costs.
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PEACEFULLY Peacefully you passed away As I sat by your side I watched you take your final breath Then I broke down and cried I knew you had to leave me That it was time for you to go But why did the Lord call you When it''s me that needs you so I wrapped my arms around you And whispered I love you I held you very close to me Not knowing what to do For you have beenmy pillar Of strength that I''ve leaned on Where am I to get the strength To help me carry on Tome youweremyworld Everything that I held dear What''s going to happen tomy life Nowthat you''re not here.
MICHAEL Foot was a politician held in high regard even by those who disagreed vehemently with the causes he held dear.
Traditional values continue to be held dear in uncertain times.
Then, many people felt unmoored as the demand for change undermined traditions they held dear.
His words are encouragement for other men who have lost the father they held dear.
Just as a river in spate wipes out everything in its course so also, when the hour of reckoning comes, all that one held dear in life would be rendered insignificant.