Grasping in a sentence

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Definition of Grasping

  • Seizing; embracing; catching.
  • Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man.
  • the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
  • understanding with difficulty

How to use grasping in a sentence. Grasping pronunciation.

Still grasping her one hand, he caught her by the other arm, held her as far off as he could, and glared passionately as he spoke.
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Nancy Lord stood at the front-room window, a hand grasping each side of her waist, her look vaguely directed upon the limetree opposite and the house which it in part concealed.
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There are many examples of the extremes to which this kind of intelligence, at once ambitious, grasping, yet impotent, can transport its possessor.
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Jane sprang forward, and grasping the rope, lifted it from the water and began hauling in on it.
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Harriet crawled over the edge, Jane grasping her by the ankles to prevent her from falling.
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A hundred long leagues is no distance for him who would quench the thirst of covetousness; but a contented mind has no solicitude for grasping wealth.
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He did not care if she was heartless, vicious and vulgar, stupid and grasping, he loved her.
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It seemed to him that everything had left the old man now but two things, pleasure in his food and a grasping desire for money.
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He knew that the lack made a man petty, mean, grasping; it distorted his character and caused him to view the world from a vulgar angle; when you had to consider every penny, money became of grotesque importance: you needed a competency to rate it at its proper value.
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The harsh literary impresario with his "drug in the market," who seems to have stalked straight out of Smollett, {8} the gnarled old applewoman, with every wrinkle shown, on her stall upon London Bridge, the grasping Armenian merchant who softened at the sound of his native tongue, the giddy young spendthrift Francis Ardry and the confiding young creature who had permitted him to hire her a very handsome floor in the West End, the gipsies and thimble-riggers in Greenwich Park-what moving and lifelike figures are these, stippled in with a seeming absence of art, yet as strange and as rare as a Night in Bagdad, a chapter of Balzac, or the most fantastic scene in the _New Arabian Nights_.
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And now I found my right hand grasping convulsively three forefingers of the left, first collectively, and then successively, wringing them till the joints cracked; then I became quiet, but not for long.
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The man stirred not, but remained staring at me in the posture which he had assumed on first perceiving me, his body very much drawn back, his left foot far in advance of his right, and with his right hand still grasping the halter of the horse, which gave way more and more, till it was clean down on its haunches.
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Katharine set her teeth, not entirely in the metaphorical sense, for her hand, obeying the impulse towards definite action, laid firmly upon the table beside her an envelope which she had been grasping all this time in complete forgetfulness.
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The next moment he was lying back laughing silently, fully grasping his position now, and listening to a rustling movement away to his left.
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Dale cried from time to time, as he found portions of the ledge narrower and more difficult; but Saxe did not speak, only crept on, with his left hand grasping every inequality of the rock, and, like his leader, glancing down into the mad race of foaming water, in the hope of catching sight of Melchior's upturned face and outstretched hands.
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Then, grasping the rope with hands and feet, he slid slowly down and stood by his companion's side.
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The boy shivered from cold and nervous shock, as he gazed at the weird-looking rocks and the folded snow, and then, grasping at Melchior's arm, he said pitifully: "Don't tell me you think he is buried.
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Hardwicke was standing with his gloved hand grasping the mettlesome "Garibaldi's" bridle.
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Grasping a heavy revolver from under the pillow, a mechanical arrangement, a memory of his Indian life in the midst of untrusted subordinates, the officer seized in his left hand the Sikh tulwar, which was his own "property saber" of Thibetan royalty.
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Then grasping him by the neck, he dragged him bodily to the door of the "Moonshee's" room, where he thrust him in.
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Examples of Grasping

Example #1
She did not look her best-far from it but the man saw something in her eyes which threw a fresh spell upon him.
Example #2
Louise was pale with anger and fear, and as many other emotions as her little heart and brain could well hold.
Example #3
She was a well-grown girl of three and twenty, with the complexion and the mould of form which indicate, whatever else, habitual nourishment on good and plenteous food.
Example #4
Forgetful of the time, Fanny found at length that it would be impossible to meet Horace Lord as he came out of church; but it did not distress her.
Example #5
Vautrot, in awaiting better times, had relapsed into his old role of hypocrite, in which he had formerly succeeded so well.
Example #6
THE SECOND ACT OF THE TRAGEDY Vautrot had at this time fallen into the depth of want and distress, which, if aggravated, would prompt him to evil and even to crime.