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synonyms for clenched

  • clamp
  • clasp
  • clutch
  • clinch
  • constrict
  • contract
  • grapple
  • grip
  • hold
  • double up
  • draw together
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antonyms for clenched

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  • let go
  • unfasten
  • expand
  • release
  • loose
  • loosen
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How to use clenched in a sentence

The gnarled hands shut up into clenched fists, and the feeble voice trailed off in an agonized moan.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Garnache's sword rasped out, an oath rattled from his clenched teeth, and he fell on guard.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Fists clenched, he stood staring at the closed door, and his fresh color slowly deserted him and left him pale.
DOPESAX ROHMER
His left arm was behind his back, the hand clenched, the right leg perfectly straight.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He leaned his elbow on the overmantel and rested his brow against his clenched right hand, and stood so awhile in moody thought.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Clip clenched his hands as some strong emotion swept through him.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Shaking his clenched fist, his foot stamping the platform, he shouts at the crowd, but his voice is lost amid the general uproar.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
He brought down his clenched hand upon the table, caught in passing a flagon, and sent it crashing to the floor.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Bascomb muttered something to himself, his shoulders heaved and his hands clenched spasmodically.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
His sinewy hands were clenched on his knees, and his moccasined feet crossed and uncrossed themselves as the hearing progressed.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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