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 Meanings and Examples of CATCHING
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catching
 a.  act of seizing or taking hold of; captivating; alluring
Example Sentence: (118 in 8 pages)
1  That is the appeal in catching them I think, it is amaizing to pull something so massive out of muddy water, that few people actually see.
2  So she took and dusted us both with the hickry, and we was as much as two hours catching another fifteen or sixteen, drat that meddlesome cub, and they warn't the likeliest, nuther, because the first haul was the pick of the flock.
3  I'm not getting any younger, and seriously, I feel the excesses of my decadent life slowly catching up with me.
4  And she's such a capital one for catching mice you can't think!
5  Over the last decade it has become increasingly apparent that a person's genetic makeup has a strong influence on the likelihood of them catching HIV.
6  All that stuff about catching giant fish was just a bit of poetic licence.
7  Getting your feet wet disposes you to catching cold.
8  Instead of catching fish,all he fished out was an old boot.
9  If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
10  If you run after two heares, you will catch neither.
11  She was worried that she'd arrive too late to catch the last bus home.
12  The child pulled at his sleeve to catch his attention.
13  After the play had finished, we lingered for a while in the bar hoping to catch sight of the actors.
14  He who follows two hares is sure to catch neither.
15  He's lagging behind a bit - I think we'd better wait for him to catch us up.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Scarlett obeyed, bracing herself and catching firm hold of one of the bedposts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  Ellen had stressed this at great length after catching Frank's lieutenant swinging Scarlett in the garden swing and making her squeal with laughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
3  Years ago, Mrs. Burr had said she was "fast" after catching her kissing her son Willie at one of the Wilkes' house parties.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  She's going to faint, thought Scarlett, leaping to her feet and catching her arm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
5  I am tired," said Scarlett, rising and meeting Mammy's eyes with a childlike, helpless look, "and I'm afraid I'm catching a cold too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
6  One afternoon, Scarlett pulled up her buggy beside Rene Picard's pie wagon and hailed Rene and the crippled Tommy Wellburn, who was catching a ride home with his friend.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  "It's you who are the coward," he repeated, catching her hands in his.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
8  Selden, catching the glance, wondered what part Miss Bart had played in organizing the entertainment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
9  Well, well; I don't know what it is, but the Lord keep me from catching it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29. Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb.
10  But presently, catching hold of the mizen shrouds, he swings himself to the deck, and in an even, unexhilarated voice, saying, "Dinner, Mr. Starbuck," disappears into the cabin.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
11  It is used for catching turns with the whale line.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
12  She heard our wagon, looked back over her shoulder, and, catching up her pail of water, started at a run for the hole in the bank.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
13  Grandmother murmured something in embarrassment, but the Bohemian woman laughed scornfully, a kind of whinny-laugh, and, catching up an empty coffee-pot from the shelf, shook it at us with a look positively vindictive.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
14  All day long he would crawl around the floor in a filthy little dress, whining and fretting; because the floor was full of drafts he was always catching cold, and snuffling because his nose ran.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 13
15  He hesitated a moment, and then catching the light and senseless form of Alice in his arms, the subtle Indian moved swiftly across the plain toward the woods.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17