GRAPPLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GRAPPLE
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 v.  wrestle; come to grips with; seize firmly, as with the hands
Classic Sentence:
1  Fortunately he missed the aim; and on my approaching to grapple with him, took to his heels and ran for it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
2  We are going to grapple for the bucket at six o'clock tonight at her house, and you could lend a hand.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
3  He went away on the word, leaving me with a new mystery to think of, a new puzzle to grapple with.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
4  If this fool who was grappling for her hand would only keep quiet for a moment, perhaps she could hear what they were saying.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
5  In a few hours the great questions with which the Anglo-Saxon race had been grappling for centuries had been thrown upon these people to be solved.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter I.
6  It closed with her in the darkness like some formless evil to be blindly grappled with.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
7  Heyward threw himself between the sisters and the foremost, whom he grappled with a desperate strength that for a moment checked his violence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
8  They encountered, grappled, and fell to the earth together.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
9  Mr. Rochester flung me behind him: the lunatic sprang and grappled his throat viciously, and laid her teeth to his cheek: they struggled.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
10  I took a breathing space, set my teeth, and again grappled fiercely, wrist and knee, with the machine.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In III
Example Sentence:
1  He can grapple with the burglar and overpowered him.
2  The police warned the public that it would be dangerous to grapple with the wanted man, as he was armed.
3  The economy is just one of several critical problems the country is grappling with.
4  Passers-by grappled with the man after the attack.
5  They grappled desperately for control of the weapon.
6  Mexico has captured the country's most wanted drug lord still at large, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, police said on Friday, in a boost for President Enrique Pena Nieto as he grapples with grisly gang violence.