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She could not speak, just then, for the griping ache that was in her throat.

I said only our extreme need and griping poverty justified our acts.

It's who and what you are and who and what I am that's griping me.

His moans were the loudest, his convulsions the most violent, his cramps the most griping.

Tom was griping because he'd have to do Devis's work and his own.

Then came a griping frost and a hard sky, with slight breeze and a quiet sea.

He was a griping, grasping man, who took double toll, and was as avaricious as a grave-yard.

The poor dreaded him—the good despised him; for he was a hardhearted, selfish, griping man.

She no longer thought of his covetousness, of his griping usury, of his living so much for self and so little for God.

A dizziness and griping pain was upon him, and he sank down in the river-bed, by a water-hole.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gripan "grasp at, lay hold, attack, take, seek to get hold of," from Proto-Germanic *gripanan (cf. Old Saxon gripan, Old Norse gripa, Dutch grijpen, Gothic greipan, Old High German grifan, German greifen "to seize"), from PIE root *ghreib- "to grip" (cf. Lithuanian griebiu "to seize"). Figurative sense of "complain, grouse" is first attested 1932, probably from earlier meaning "gripping pain in the bowels" (c.1600; cf. bellyache). Related: Griped; griping.

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