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adjective as in perceived

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Global vaccination must be done in a brief time frame to make sure the virus doesn’t significantly mutate and thus evade our grasp.

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A playoff berth — a distant thought as of a month ago, even with the league’s generous number of invitations — was within grasp.

Terry McLaurin turned a 20-yard catch into Smith’s first touchdown pass since 2018 when he broke from the grasp of three defenders, kept from tumbling with an outstretched hand on the ground and raced another 48 yards to the end zone.

In sending machines to other worlds, even to other stars, we have no choice but to fully admit our inaccuracies and imprecisions, to be entirely, brutally honest about our limited grasp of what’s out there.

It needs new voices at the table, new narratives, and a better grasp of what value creation means.

From Fortune

The two men spoke for 52 minutes—much longer than many observers expected—and at the end grasped hands in a warm embrace.

Most of black America grasped immediately that a boy was dead from those prejudices.

His voice broke, but he grasped my hand, saying, “Courage, Alec.”

President Obama and congressional Democrats seem to have finally grasped this fact, and are learning how to deal with them.

But what she grasped better than so many Ph.D.s was the role that emotion and human frailties played in the sweep of history.

He held it, but it was without pressure; without recognizance of the delight with which he once grasped it.

I sprang forward to leap after her, but hands grasped me and flung me back so violently that I fell down on the platform.

So saying the lively urchin grasped his new friend by the hand and led him by a rickety staircase to the “rookeries” above.

Resting the torch on the leads, he grasped the sash and gently raised the window, noting that it opened almost noiselessly.

He dropped to his knees beside the dead man, grasped the shoulder of the coat of the corpse, turned the man over on his back.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grasped, such as: anticipated, recognized, felt, heard, heeded, and noted.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.