Usage examples for Grasps

  1. Supported here, his left hand firmly grasps The craggy edge; while through his sides, and through, The dying savage feels the weapon drove. – The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II by Ovid
  2. Does it not seem as though he too must have committed some crime for which his sentence is to be for ever grasping after that which becomes non- existent the moment he grasps it? – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  3. The State still grasps this concept in political restriction, society in social; mankind, so it is said, is the first to comprehend it entirely, or " the history of mankind develops it." – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  4. " So be it," said Bilam, " and if he grasps the jewels let his punishment be instant death." – Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by Gertrude Landa
  5. The apostle grasps in mental vision, the whole subject, and represents it as one great and interesting event, big with sentiments of light and life, in the same sense that he does the judgment of the world, which revolved in his capacious soul as but one single day. – Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation by John Bovee Dods
  6. With all the richness and variety, the intellectual structure is so firm and distinctly marked that the mind grasps the whole thing at once. – Haydn by John F. Runciman
  7. It is thus perhaps that one grasps the artistic significance and unity of the object best; one sees it in a chosen light of noon or eve; one feels its dominant emotion, its harmony of proportion and outline. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  8. With one hand each grasps the tail of a dolphin, the other is raised above their heads to assist the struggles of the little bronze tortoises that are endeavouring to crawl over the slippery wet lip of the bowl. – Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins
  9. She grasps a chair for support. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  10. A man with intelligence and nerve grasps the opportunity when it presents itself. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  11. It may be said of him, not as of Whitman, " he who reads my book touches a man," but " he who reads my poems from start to finish grasps the life and thought of a century." –  by
  12. When slumber found Her eyelids, and forgetfulness her soul, Seeking with outstretched arms the form beloved, She grasps but air. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  13. " Then I'll make the most of it," and before the other can find time to fire he flings himself upon him, and grasps his throat with murderous force. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  14. Harry grasps his cousin's hand with ardour. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  15. He is the connection, do you see; and once a man grasps that, then he is always happy. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  16. Upon her tumbled curls she hastily puts the crown; with her small white hand she grasps the sceptre; and then, rising, waves it, and issues her commands. – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  17. Vain is it that your science sweeps the skies, Each, after all, learns only what he can; Who grasps the moment as it flies He is the real man. – Faust by Goethe
  18. He grasps the situation and is urbanity itself. – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair
  19. He grasps his forehead tight a moment in his right hand, drops his hand, and with compressed lips nods his head determinedly. – Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The Moth and the Flame by Clyde Fitch