CLUTCH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CLUTCH
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
clutch
 v.  grasp and hold tightly; attempt to grasp or seize
Classic Sentence: (173 in 12 pages)
1  Prissy moaned, peering at the dark trees that closed about them on both sides of the road--trees which might reach out and clutch her if she left the shelter of the wagon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
2  For a moment they stood paralyzed and then Suellen and Carreen began to sob and clutch each other's fingers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
3  Suddenly she was running, running through the mist like a mad thing, crying and screaming, throwing out her arms to clutch only empty air and wet mist.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  As she came abreast the crowd something of their tenseness reached her, insensitive though she was, and made fear clutch at her heart.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
5  She made a wild clutch for the newel post and missed it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
6  The name, as Gerty saw with a clutch at the heart, had loosened the springs of self-pity in her friend's dry breast, and tear by tear Lily poured out the measure of her anguish.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
7  It was like holding an enemy's sharp two-edged sword by the blade, and that enemy all the time striving to wrest it out of your clutch.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
8  Before I could sit down in the chair she offered me, the miracle happened; one of those quiet moments that clutch the heart, and take more courage than the noisy, excited passages in life.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
9  A quick impulse that was somewhat spasmodic impelled her fingers to close in a sort of clutch upon his hand.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXV
10  She sat on the sofa, clad in an ample white peignoir, holding a handkerchief tight in her hand with a nervous clutch.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVII
11  He made a spring and a clutch at the pole.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
12  Then, gasping for breath, did Hester Prynne clutch the fatal token, instinctively endeavouring to tear it away, so infinite was the torture inflicted by the intelligent touch of Pearl's baby-hand.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
13  Ivan, obviously doing his best to save her every minute of unnecessary labor, made haste, opening his arms to clutch the bundle and lay it in the cart.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 11
14  He tried to clutch at the edge of the table, dropped the revolver, staggered, and sat down on the ground, looking about him in astonishment.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 18
15  Without conscious intention he began to clutch at every passing caprice, taking it for a desire and an object.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 8
Example Sentence:
1  Her crocodile skin clutch bag matched her shoes.
2  I staggered and had to clutch at a chair for support.
3  She lays a clutch of four eggs on average.
4  "Oh! come, Jane, come!" As he said this, he released me from his hands and did not clutch again, only looked at me.
5  I shouldn't be surprised, I guess, since the car has 158,000 miles on it, and the clutch is the original one.
6  The child clutched the doll to her arms and would not show it to anyone.
7  The girl clutched her doll to her breast.
8  She clutched him with such strength; she could wrestle an ape to the ground.