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What does hold out (for) in the following three sentences?

1) But an unusually stormy transition from spring toward summer that year held out little hope that there would be a suitable break in the weather.

2) Son and father, together, had saved the day - he by holding out for something he enjoyed and I by having the sense, finally, to realize that he was right, and to let go of my dream of how things should be.

3) The strikers held out for a raise of fifty cents and hour.

My comprehension: 1) perserved 3) brought forward and stuck on

I have no idea about 2). Could you please paraphrase 2) for me?Emotion: smile

A lot of Thanks in advance!
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Hi,

What does hold out (for) in the following three sentences?

1) But an unusually stormy transition from spring toward summer that year held out offered little hope that there would be a suitable break in the weather.

2) Son and father, together, had saved the day - he by holding out for insisting on something and refusing to compromise something he enjoyed and I by having the sense, finally, to realize that he was right, and to let go of my dream of how things should be.

3) The strikers held out for same as number 2 a raise of fifty cents an hour.

My comprehension: 1) perserved 3) brought forward and stuck on

I have no idea about 2). Could you please paraphrase 2) for me? Together they triumphed. He, by insisting on getting what he enjoyed. Me, by realizing that he was right and abandoning my vision of the future.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you, Clive, for your extremely helpful answer!

Best Regards!

Maple