grasping

[ gras-ping, grahs- ]SEE DEFINITION OF grasping
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At first he was angry, as he accused her of being mean-spirited and grasping.

Grasping his rifle his looks were again bent on the Indian near him.

He flung out a hand with the plausible design of grasping Kirkwood by the collar.

They prevented them from growing hard, grasping, and discontented with their lot.

Grasping the situation I replied that I did not like my barber.

"Kape quiet, ye divil," hissed O'Donnell, grasping her by the arm.

Gordon was grasping his head: the blow had for a moment blinded him.

With both his hands he was grasping it so that his fingers were hot and wet with perspiration.

She felt as if it was his soul—the truth of his soul—which was grasping her—which was closing upon her.

Lysis and Menexenus, I am afraid that we have been grasping at a shadow only.

WORD ORIGIN

"greedy, acquisitive," late 14c., present participle adjective from grasp (v.).

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