CLENCH's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of clench
Definition:
v. close tightly; grasp or grip tightly; fasten with a clinch
Example:
"Open wide," said the dentist, but Clint seemed to clench his teeth even more tightly than before.
Sentence in Classic:
After that, when in discussions with his village elders or stewards the blood rushed to his face and his fists began to clench, Nicholas would turn the broken ring on his finger and would drop his eyes before the man who was making him angry.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I forgot to mention that he would talk to himself sometimes, and grin, and clench his fist, and grind his teeth, and pull his hair in an unaccountable manner.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
His hands clenched convulsively and his teeth set together as he suffered the agony of its penetration.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
His hands were clenched and his arms thrown abroad, while his lower limbs were interlocked as though his death struggle had been a grievous one.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Then, with an angry gesture of his clenched hand, he closed the book, replaced it in the corner, and put out the light.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He went to the door and closed it, then with fixed eyes and clenched teeth he went up to the table, took a revolver, looked round him, turned it to a loaded barrel, and sank into thought.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
His face wore that expression when his dry hands clenched with vexation at her not understanding a sum in arithmetic, when rising from his chair he would walk away from her, repeating in a low voice the same words several times over.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And Dunyasha, with clenched teeth, without replying but with an aggrieved look on her face, hastily got into the coach to rearrange the seat.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The dream hand clenched; the real hand lay on the chair arm, the veins swollen but only with a brownish fluid now.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context