Definition of Graspingly

1. Adverb. In a grasping manner. ¹

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Definition of Graspingly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graspingly

grasp all, lose all
grasp at straws
grasp reflex
grasp the nettle
grasping reflex
graspingly (current term)

Literary usage of Graspingly

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1884)
"... and would be last to deal graspingly with a gallant little nation like the Dutch, whoso energies in proportion to her resources are so admirable, ..."

2. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1892)
"... his duty is to look after the poor folk under him, and if he did this truly he would defend the poor fellows when the lord came graspingly among them. ..."

3. The Golden Treasuryby Francis Turner Palgrave by Francis Turner Palgrave (1902)
"... or publishers who have kindly permitted me to transfer their treasures, sometimes almost too graspingly, to the enrichment of this Anthology. ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"Twelfth week, in his first attempt at reaching he fixed his gaze on the object, pursed his lips in attention and moved his hand graspingly towards it. ..."

5. The new nation by John Morris (1880)
"... he was nevertheless appropriated by the house. of Benjamin as they became more powerful, and graspingly engrossed everything that came in their way, ..."

6. A History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States by William Dunlap, Frank William Bayley, Charles Eliot Goodspeed (1918)
"... or anything like common prudence; prodigally generous, and graspingly poor. As represented to me, he had the wildest portions of the French and Irish ..."

7. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1849)
"... paid resident clergyman : agents and lawyers ride it roughly and graspingly over the land ; the people have few or no natural leaders within reach; ..."

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