withholding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n withholding the act of deducting from an employee's salary
    • n withholding the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control "I resented his withholding permission","there were allegations of the withholding of evidence"
    • n withholding income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer
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Quotations

  • Anzia Yezierska
    Anzia Yezierska
    “Give a beggar a dime and he'll bless you. Give him a dollar and he'll curse you for withholding the rest of your fortune. Poverty is a bag with a hole at the bottom.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human power can deprive the boaster of his own encomiums.”
  • Mae West
    Mae%20West
    “When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. [Proverbs 11-24]”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil%20Gibran
    “Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    Elwyn%20Brooks%20White
    “A poet's pleasure is to withhold a little of his meaning, to intensify by mystification. He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it.”

Usage

In literature:

And when the king saw this he said to the youth, 'You have conquered, and I can no longer withhold my daughter.
"The Pink Fairy Book" by Various
I implore you to withhold your opinion.
"Fanny's First Play" by George Bernard Shaw
Why do you now withhold yours from me?
"The Evil Shepherd" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I can always withhold my consent if he should not improve, and Dusautoy declares nothing would be such an incentive.
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Now that he knew the import of Sammy's extraordinary communication, he felt that it would not be right to withhold his knowledge from Margaret.
"The Great Stone of Sardis" by Frank R. Stockton
To wilfully withhold anything from God is to be a God-robber.
"When the Holy Ghost is Come" by S. L. Brengle
But I confess I have found it impossible to withhold admiration of you.
"Mrs. Falchion, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
It hurt me to tell him, yet it would have hurt me more to withhold them.
"The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Do you not know that they who have the power to bless or ban, to give joy or withhold it, appear to give when they mean to withhold?
"Michel and Angele [A Ladder of Swords], Complete" by Gilbert Parker
It can serve no end to withhold the writing to the army.
"The Weavers, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
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In poetry:

Canst thou for ever sit and bear
Thine holy name profaned?
And still thy jealousy forbear,
And still withhold thine hand?
"Psalm LXXIV: Will God For Ever Cast Us Off?" by Isaac Watts
Canst thou for ever sit and hear
Thine holy name profaned?
And still thy jealousy forbear,
And still withhold thine hand?
"Psalm 74" by Isaac Watts
The dear God hears and pities all;
He knoweth all our wants;
And what we blindly ask of Him
His love withholds or grants.
"The Common Question" by John Greenleaf Whittier
All as God wills, who wisely heeds
To give or to withhold,
And knoweth more of all my needs
Than all my prayers have told.
"My Psalm" by John Greenleaf Whittier
My soul ask what thou wilt,
Thou canst not be too bold;
Since his own blood for thee he spilt,
What else can he withhold.
"Ask What I Shall Give Thee (III)" by John Newton
And we should not from them withhold
The praise we feel is due
For deeds of love, and actions bold,
For spirit kind and true.
"The Heroes Of Our Day" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Throughout the election, Rupert Murdoch has taken on the role of the withholding father that Mitt Romney never had.
The leading investor advisory firm wants Mentor Graphics Corp. Shareholders to withhold their votes for the Wilsonville company's board.
Lawmakers approve withholding fix for contractors.
Residents upset at DPW for withholding betterment numbers.
The state plans to withhold millions of dollars from the school districts in Duval, Miami-Dade and Orange counties because each has had repeated failing schools and not met state mandated reforms.
Whatever your view on the IRS, it's hard not to be impressed by its foray into global reporting, disclosure, and withholding.
House repeals contractor withholding tax.
The Associated Press is withholding his name to protect the alleged victim's identity.
Of Not Availables, the name this website gives to the PR Society because of its information-withholding practices, has announced that the next board meeting will be in Atlanta July 15-17.
Withhold help until sister wants it.
The state is withholding 10 percent of the payment to Minnesota-based 3M after a systems upgrade was plagued with problems.
The state is withholding 10.
Is state official right to withhold paychecks.
State likely will withhold revenue sharing.
Sheriff's Station Advises Residents to Withhold Personal Information.
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In science:

Informally, there are two types of attacks for a VSR protocol to withhold: known file content (KFC) attacks and tag access (TA) attacks.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
Req.4] The system shall, in the event where no description is provided, display a message to the user and withhold from performing the Submit general request operation. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Req.10] The system shall, if one or more mandatory field is missing, display a message to the user and withhold from performing the Submit specific request operation. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Req.27] The system shall, if a closure note is not provided, display a message to the user and withhold from performing the Close general request operation. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Req.4] The system shall, in the event where no barcode, owner, category, furniture type (if applicable), number of compartments (if applicable) and/or equipment type (if applicable) are provided, display a message to the user and withhold from performing the add physical asset operation. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
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