[ klas-ping, klah-sping ]SEE DEFINITION OF clasping
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Dick had no scruple in clasping that extended hand very warmly in his own.

Yates hastened to meet her, clasping one of her unresisting hands in his.

So she ran and sat down behind her husband, clasping him round the waist.

"Oh, my dear," she said, clasping the novel with one hand while she embraced him with the other.

"Thou hast slain the monster," cried Ariadne, clasping her hands.

For a while she was silent, but her eyes and clasping fingers were restless and showed her agitation.

Then he sat up suddenly, drawing up his knees, and clasping his legs.

You shall not go, Violence; clasping his unbrotherly arms about me.

"I am more than satisfied," answered Jenkins, clasping his hands.

She came into the parlor, clasping the bowl of a shaded lamp—the only light in the room.