The solidification is a very gradual process, depending, of course, for its completion on the size of the block; but before cutting into bars it is essential that the whole should be set and hardened through and through, else the cut bars would not hold together.
The steel reinforcement is of immense importance in fireproof work, because, if properly designed, it enables the concrete to hold together and do its work even when it has been cracked by fire and water.
Their function once discharged, these men had no public character, but they resolved that they would hold together in order to watch over the interests of the city.
It was hard to hold together without dropping any 50p crumbs.
Do you really believe that fragile egos could hold together long enough for some mass movement to have got this far.