|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Hold on like grim death.|
| Hold him, like an eagle that has seized an eaglet in his talons.|
Honoré de Balzac
| Hold together like burrs.|
William Camden (Remains Concerning Britain)
| Holds as tight as a horse-leech.|
| Holds him fast|
As a night-flag round the mast.
| Her arms the master hold,|
As on wounds the scarf winds tight.
| Hold like colors of a shell.|
| Taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth.|
together as the shell does the egg.|
John. C. Van Dyke