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verb as in grasp

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For the entire duration of the hours I spent inside San Pedro I noticed my abdominal muscles remained perpetually clenched.

Those who have interacted with him describe him as brusque, eccentric, clenched.

She rattles the bar with her clenched fists as though she is shackled to it, resisting the pull of sleep.

They dressed like rogue gangsters and talked through tightly clenched teeth.

On all sides, angry voices were heard and clenched fists were raised.

The gnarled hands shut up into clenched fists, and the feeble voice trailed off in an agonized moan.

Garnache's sword rasped out, an oath rattled from his clenched teeth, and he fell on guard.

Fists clenched, he stood staring at the closed door, and his fresh color slowly deserted him and left him pale.

His left arm was behind his back, the hand clenched, the right leg perfectly straight.

He leaned his elbow on the overmantel and rested his brow against his clenched right hand, and stood so awhile in moody thought.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clenched, such as: clamp, clutch, clasp, grip, clinch, and contract.

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