GRASP in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GRASP
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
grasp
 v.  grip; take hold of or seize firmly with or as if with the hand
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  A mournful peace hung on the fields, as though they felt the relaxing grasp of the cold and stretched themselves in their long winter sleep.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  Miss Hope, death in her face, sat erect beside her, holding her sister's skirt in a tight grasp.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  He took her arm in a strong grasp and some of the vitality which animated him seemed to flow into her body.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  It was annoying that Melanie always seemed to grasp more of situations than she herself did.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  A fierce desperation drove her as she saw the days slipping by and she wished she might grasp the hourglass in her hands and keep the sands from running.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  Then he had thought it all beyond her mental grasp and it had been pleasant to explain things to her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
7  She hurried down in the darkness to grasp his cold wet hand and hear him whisper: "They're after me-- going to Texas--my horse is about dead--and I'm about starved."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
8  But I do like it, thought Scarlett trying to grasp the old lady's meaning.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
9  Whether or not she hit him, she never knew, but the next minute the pistol was wrenched from her hand by a grasp that almost broke her wrist.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
10  Scarlett jerked her hands away from his grasp and sprang to her feet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
11  Rhett handed his watch into Bonnie's destructive grasp and rose lightly to his feet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
12  He sat beside her, holding her hand until sleep loosened her grasp.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
13  But she caught herself in a strong grasp.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
14  At first she did not grasp the full import of the situation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
15  And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting, mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  He has a rather tenuous grasp of reality.
17  We need to grasp the nettle of prison reform.
18  You must release your grasp of the rope.
19  He cannot grasp the realities of the situation.
20  She has a comprehensive grasp of the subject.
21  Mr. Brown's views on economic matters are pretty well established and internationally he's known among finance ministers for his grasp of detail.
22  In this stage, the intellect is able to grasp all knowledge, and does not need to have recourse to the senses again.
23  Internationally he's known among finance ministers for his grasp of detail and his intellectual rigor.
24  At the very least, to be consistent, you should remain mute when confronted with those who do feel they have some grasp on Truth.
25  Let me recast this sentence in terms your feeble brain can grasp: in words of one syllable, you are a fool.
26  Taiwan opposition leader urges Chen to grasp chance for peace with China.
27  The government does, however, want them to have a decent grasp of what customs and values make this country tick.
28  Women have been taught from a young age to be aware of their surroundings and to be very security conscious. I think women intuitively grasp the need for security.
29  He was, of course, both humane and probably even saintly, but like another giant of history, he was also a shrewd and smoothly manipulative politician with a keen strategic grasp of pragmatic possibilities.
30  To say they are weak and grasping is an understatement.