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Young Dave's face wore a sudden malignant sympathy which made June clench her hands a little more tightly.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
It means properly a small sum of money paid to clench a bargain, or to ratify an engagement.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
Let this right hand, which I now raise in air, and clench in awful menace, warn you not to repeat the damning accusation.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
Take the rifle”—handing it to her—“go a few yards back, and when I clench my open hand behind me, like this, shoot.
FORGING THE BLADESBERTRAM MITFORD
Look how some lie still clench'd with savages In all-embracing death, their bloody hands Glued in each other's hair!
THE ONTARIO READERS: THE HIGH SCHOOL READER, 1886MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Harvey's face would twitch, and his fingers clench of themselves as he touched his cap.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
Mrs. Home already could not speak, she had to clench her teeth to prevent the sobs coming.
THE ANGEL OF PAINE. F. BENSON
He came out of a dream and stared at her foggily, then answered the warm clench of her little fingers.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
He regarded me doubtfully for a time, and at last decided for the sake of lucidity to clench the matter.
TONO BUNGAYH. G. WELLS
And when she heard his pony come to a halt near her she had to clench her hands to keep from turning to face him.
THE RANGE BOSSCHARLES ALDEN SELTZER

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