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Rounded ones, for example, can be hard for those with arthritis to grasp—and not everyone has hands with which to do the grasping.
DESIGNING SPACES WITH MARGINALIZED PEOPLE IN MIND MAKES THEM BETTER FOR EVERYONEELEANOR CUMMINSMARCH 2, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The newborn box, for example, focuses on high contrast items and things that’ll make tummy time a little more fun, whereas later boxes bring in toys that help with finer motor skills like stacking and grasping.
GIFT GUIDE: LAST-MINUTE SUBSCRIPTIONS TO KEEP THE GIFTS GOING ALL YEARGREG KUMPARAKDECEMBER 23, 2020TECHCRUNCH
She sat for a few minutes, looking abstractedly down, grasping the letter she had received.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
During this conversation Harry's right hand was resting beneath his jacket, grasping the butt of his revolver.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
It showed Black Hood's gauntlet covered right hand grasping the knife that was plunged into Joseph's throat.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
"And thou hast saved our lives my brave lass," cried Rushmere, grasping her cold hand, which he was chafing in his own.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
They demanded money, and were as grasping and cunning in their dealings as the most civilized Europeans.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
But sufficient can be discerned for the grasping of the idea, which seems to be a representation of the Nativity.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
Monte Irvin hesitated for a moment ere bending forward and grasping her hands.
DOPESAX ROHMER
And so Antler took courage and grasping a strong branch of a friendly spruce struggled through the deep snow.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO GRASPING

  • acquisitive
  • avaricious
  • avid
  • carnivorous
  • close
  • close-fisted
  • covetous
  • craving
  • desirous
  • devouring
  • eager
  • edacious
  • esurient
  • gluttonous
  • grabby
  • grasping
  • grudging
  • hoggish
  • hungry
  • impatient
  • insatiable
  • insatiate
  • intemperate
  • itchy
  • miserly
  • niggardly
  • omnivorous
  • parsimonious
  • pennypinching
  • penurious
  • prehensile
  • rapacious
  • ravening
  • ravenous
  • selfish
  • stingy
  • swinish
  • tight
  • tight-fisted
  • voracious
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