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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·hold·ing, a. Obliged; beholden. [Obs.]
    I was much bound and beholding to the right reverend father.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).
    So much hath Oxford been beholding to her nephews, or sister's children.   --Fuller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·hold·ing, n. The act of seeing; sight; also, that which is beheld.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·hold v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beheld (p. p. formerly Beholden now used only as a p. a.); p. pr. & vb. n. Beholding.]  To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes.
    When he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.   --Num. xxi. 9.
    Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.   --John. i. 29.
 Syn: -- To scan; gaze; regard; descry; view; discern.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 beholding
      n : perception by means of the eyes [syn: visual perception, seeing]