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A gripping, emotional and sensitive portrayal of sexual violence in Alaska that captured the full scope and complexity of the issue for every survivor involved.

Some of the most gripping sports drama in Japan this week took place not at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, but at Haneda Airport.

From Time

The most gripping moments of this year’s Tour de France, for me, came during the rain-soaked final climb of the eighth stage, on the first day in the Alps.

From the Hailstone family of nine to Jessie Holmes, who lives with his 40 sled dogs, each person’s backstory is gripping.

Host Brandon Jenkins takes you on a richly layered, well-researched and gripping journey into music history.

From Ozy

My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.

The second pitfall is that Tendulkar has given the reader little of what should be a gripping, meaningful story of his life.

Each book has gripping scenes on the fear that permeated Argentina in those years.

And the string of episodes that aired before that were gripping, noble, and simply entertaining to watch.

But the simultaneously gripping and chilling hold of Serial is that its characters are real people.

Zeal, who was sitting stiffly forward, his hands gripping the arms of his chair, laughed dryly.

On the bridge he paused and, gripping the parapet, made a surprise attack upon his enemy.

Just as the motor got busy, the dog dropped beside Matt, gripping his right sleeve and tearing a piece out of the stout leather.

"But about your affairs, my child," continued Aunt Maria, suddenly gripping a fresh subject after her quick and startling fashion.

Large and tightly fitted corks may be drawn by gripping the nails with a pair of pliers.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gripping, such as: captivating, engrossing, enthralling, exciting, fascinating, and interesting.

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