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hold something out

Definition of hold something out in English:

Offer a chance or hope: a new drug may hold out hope for patients with lung cancer
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  • And that at least holds out the possibility that he'll stay - that he could be a winner in the future.
  • This nineteenth century green man holds out the prophetic possibility of restoration with nature, and in doing so reinforces our own sense of exile from it.
  • There is at present no cure: but the announcement last week that scientists are developing a potential vaccine, which is undergoing early clinical trials, holds out a ray of hope.
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