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jacdac

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Lebanese
The boy was all right. But something about the woman made her feel grave-cold. He’s here, she thought. He’s come in the shape of this woman … for behold he comes in more forms than his own … the wolf … the crow … the snake.
Source: The Stand by Stephen King
Context: Mother Abagail, 108 years old, is eyeing the woman Nadene and the boy Joe. 'He' is in reference to the Devil Imp.

Is 'for behold' another variant to 'Lo and behold' which is used to express surprise?

Thank you.,
 
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