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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLASPED

The venerable Persian gazed at her for an instant, and then clasped her to his bosom.

He clasped his head in his hands and strove to clear his mind for a moment from obsession.

But his wife, her face aglow, clasped her hands in an ecstasy of delight.

As she spoke, the girl let go Mary's hand and clasped her own together ecstatically.

Springing forward, she would have clasped her in a close embrace.

They were the hands that Ned had kissed, as he had mine; clasped and pressed, as he had—how could he!

With these words she ran to her mother, and clasped her in her arms again.

He left his seat, and clasped her in his arms as they both sobbed bitterly.

Linda sat on a rock opposite him and clasped her hands around her knees.

Instantly his throat was clasped by a pair of heavy and powerful hands.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, claspe, "metal catch or hook used to hold things together," perhaps a metathesis of clapse, and thus from or related to Old English clyppan "clasp" (see clip (v.2)).

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