GRASPING's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of grasping
Definition:
a. seizing; embracing; catching; exceedingly eager for material gain; avaricious
Example:
To say they are weak and grasping is an understatement.
Sentence in Classic:
He halted on the landing before the door and then, grasping the porcelain knob, opened the door quickly.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Instead of grasping at the chance of safety which that offered him, he sprang from his bed and flew at my throat.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He had often had the experience of suddenly in a discussion grasping what it was his opponent liked and at once liking it too, and immediately he found himself agreeing, and then all arguments fell away as useless.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He rode in angry agitation toward him, firmly grasping his whip and fully prepared to take the most resolute and desperate steps to punish his enemy.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Kutuzov looked at Rostopchin as if, not grasping what was said to him, he was trying to read something peculiar written at that moment on the face of the man addressing him.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
So, straightening themselves for the last time, each grasping, it might be a hat, or a stick or a pair of suede gloves, for the last time they applauded Budge and Queen Bess; the trees; the white road; Bolney Minster; and the Folly.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
How I had a grasping, avaricious wish to shut out everybody from her but myself, and to be all in all to her, at that unseasonable time of all times.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The robber sat regarding her, for a few seconds, with dilated nostrils and heaving breast; and then, grasping her by the head and throat, dragged her into the middle of the room, and looking once towards the door, placed his heavy hand upon her mouth.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
He grew excited as he spoke, and walked about the room pulling his great white moustache and grasping anything on which he laid his hands as though he would crush it by main strength.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
Sometimes I entreated my attendants to assist me in the destruction of the fiend by whom I was tormented; and at others I felt the fingers of the monster already grasping my neck, and screamed aloud with agony and terror.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
The negroes had frolicked through the legislature, grasping aliens had mismanaged the government, private individuals had enriched themselves from public funds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context