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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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The Senior Subaltern had been holding forth on the merits of the girl he was engaged to, and the ladies were purring approval, while the men yawned, when there was a rustle of skirts in the dark, and a tired, faint voice lifted itself:
It might have been fancied, indeed, that she expected to minister to the wants of the community unseen, like a disembodied divinity or enchantress, holding forth her bargains to the reverential and awe-stricken purchaser in an invisible hand.
And Sardar Assef didn't need to have to answer questions about this crime, in addition to holding forth on marriage proposals.
When cars are introduced to the media at auto shows, the general approach, although one that changes with varying levels of the proverbial smoke and mirrors of show business, is to have the vehicle on stage under a sheet, an executive holding forth about it, and then, voila
On the other hand, a range of new talkers like Andy Cohen, Jenny McCarthy and Sandra Bernhard are now holding forth at the Sirius stable, and it's also about to add a real-time radio news service, updated at 10-minute intervals (news also is said to be out of the mainstream for the young demo).
Instead of mimicking the several spirited back- and- forth that the festival witnessed in the past years -- Richard Dawkins holding forth the year Salman Rushdie was unable to come being the most memorable of the lot -- the session, instead, turned into an opportunity for the politically- involved panelists to rouse their troops.
We would gather at Sheep's Green, a spot by the river in Cambridge and Storm would always be there holding forth, making the most noise, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm.