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Looking up, there are plenty of handholds and footholds made of side chains and protein pockets.

With a flashlight gripped in his teeth, Cook edged along the sloping ledges, groping for handholds.

Despite the pressures and politics of their positions, observers describe a couple who seem to genuinely enjoy each other’s company in a city where marital handholds, kisses and sleeping arrangements are picked apart for subtle signs of expediency.

Then he went back, eased off the emergency brake, grabbed a good handhold and strained forward.

The reaction of the motion brought him slowly but surely to a handhold in the wall.

Wade decided suddenly to go into his room and stopped himself by grabbing a handhold.

Under every carefully worked out step there was solid stone, for every handhold there was a firm stake set.

With desperate haste, Penny obtained another handhold which seemed fairly firm.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to handhold, such as: constraint, grasp, restraint, anchor, brace, and catch.

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