A strong hand shot out and grasped her arm.
He grasped a musket and took aim at the French.
Megan grasped the opportunity to move away from Denton.
The blood rushed to Petya's face and he grasped his pistol.
She felt as though a cold hand grasped her stomach and squeezed hard.
He grasped her waist and lifted her bodily from the saddle.
His sole security was the loop of this rope around his body, between his legs, across his back and over his shoulder, which he then grasped as if his life depended on it.
He grasped the handle of tray number six but, before opening it, glanced down at Cynthia Byrne.
She rose, albeit unsteadily, and he grasped her in the now familiar position of his supporting arm about her waist.
He stumbled as he climbed the steps to the pulpit and grasped the podium like a life preserver.
She grasped the sweater to her lips with both hands and moaned.
Although inventors had more or less clearly grasped these principles they were first embodied in practice in 1900 by G.
"How are your brains?" enquired the little humbug, as he grasped the soft, stuffed hands of his old friend.
She glided over to Howie's side and grasped his hand while he maintained a nervous smile.
I grasped a large hammer in my hand while Molly cowered in a corner at my direction.
Coming up behind her, he grasped her waist and pulled her into the circle of his arms.
"Gabriel takes people to the underworld, body and all," Toby explained as he grasped the large man's gloved hand.
He grasped her wrist with his one free hand but she used the other.
Dean leaned over and grasped the taut line that ran unseen over the edge.
It had further revealed to them that truth, which once grasped can never be forgotten, that, despite differences of climate, character and speech, they were in all essentials a nation.
There are some principles which, as soon as they are presented to the mind and correctly grasped, must be assented to; we see the truth!
If there arises a system of philosophy in which all truths are grasped in unity, and it is seen that the principles of things must be what they are, such a philosophy will give us in perfection the idealistic conception of reality and the idealistic guarantees of truth which Kant gave brokenly.
Numerous wild hypotheses as to changes in the constitution of the host-plant, leading to supposed vulnerability previously non-existent, would probably never have seen the light had the full significance of the truth been grasped that an epidemic results when the external laciors favor a parasite somewhat more than they do the host.
The full meaning of the change which had come over Venetian architecture, of the gulf which lies between the early Lombardesque style, so purely characteristic of Venice, and the fully developed classical revival, which now assumed undisputed sway, may best be grasped by comparing the old and the new Procuratie.
Vettor Pisani was placed in command, and by a stroke of naval genius he grasped the weakness of Doria's position.
Aurelian, the true Augustus, quickly grasped the situation, and took strenuous measures to deal with it.
Still he held on, making a national struggle in the national legislature, and relying very little upon the rights of States so eagerly grasped by Jefferson and Madison.
With this end in view he grasped eagerly at the proffered mediation of Russia, and without resigning the treasury sailed for Europe in May 1813.
No religion has so clearly grasped the ideas of guilt and of merit.
Lord Stratford de Redcliffe, who reached his post at Constantinople shortly after the arrival of Menshikov, at once grasped the essential facts of the situation.
Of their day, were immeasurably ahead of their times, and both also understood to the full the strategic art of binding and restraining the independent will power of their opponents, an art of which Marlborough and Frederick, Wellington, Lee and Moltke do not seem ever even to have grasped the fringe.
The earlier group of disciples, it is true, did not appreciate the universality of the teaching of Jesus, and they continued zealous for the older forms, but St Paul through his prophetic consciousness grasped the fundamental fact and became Jesus' true interpreter.
The virtue of the hazel wand was supposed to be dependent on its having two forks; these were to be grasped in the fists, with the fingers uppermost, but with moderate firmness only, lest the free motion of the opposite end downwards towards the looked-for object should be interfered with.
Maximianus at once grasped at the succession, but was soon driven to Massilia (Marseilles), where, having been delivered up to his pursuers, he strangled himself.
They must believe, therefore, that they have grasped the inmost principles of that nature: so much is involved, indeed, in the construction of an absolute system.
Only after many failures has the fact been grasped that a very high degree of strength is inconsistent with a trustworthy degree of elasticity.
A few words follow as to the threefold way in which the speaker claimed to have grasped each of these Four Truths.
Henry grasped them all together, and gradually built upon them a yet wider policy.
The copy, together with the many careful and highly finished preparatory studies for the heads, limbs and draperies which have been preserved, shows that this must have been the one of DUrer's pictures in which he best combined the broader vision and simpler habits of design which had impressed him in the works of Italian art with his own inherited and ingrained love of unflinchingly grasped fact and rugged, accentuated character.
He directed the peace negotiations with Spain after the war of 1898, and not only secured American interests in the imbroglio caused by the Boxers in China, but grasped the opportunity to insist on "the administrative entity" of China; influenced the powers to declare publicly for the "open door".
She grasped the hand of Lord Lindsay as he rode beside her, and swore "by this hand" she would "have his head for this."
His letter, preserved by the imperial biographer, Eusebius of Caesarea, is a state document inspired by a wisely conciliatory policy; it made out both parties to be equally in the right and in the wrong, at the same time giving them both to understand that such questions, the meaning of which would be grasped only by the few, had better not be brought into public discussion; it was advisable to come to an agreement where the difference of opinion was not fundamental.