Stephen, though he had shown some enterprise and capacity in his successful snatch at the crown, was a man far below his three predecessors on the throne in the matter of perseverance and foresight.
Prince Andrew longed to snatch up, to squeeze, to hold to his heart, this helpless little creature, but dared not do so.
He reached out to snatch the Watcher's neck.
If she knew where he kept it, she could swoop in and snatch it.
Carmen's first impulse was to snatch Destiny back, but the six months waiting period had long passed.
So why snatch them?
One cute little fellow stole her hair-ribbon, and another tried to snatch the flowers out of her hat.
That revival had intensified the idea of the worth of the individual soul, whether Christian or heathen, and " to snatch even one brand from the burning " became a dominant impulse.
Snatch at, if he dared.
At some point, he'd have to snatch Yully and Charles and drag them down to the immortal world and hope they had a chance to Travel before being blasted to pieces.
I'll locate your house and your bedroom and snatch you away in the dark of night.
She wrenched away, only for the robed man to snatch her ankle and drag her down.
1332, a pretender made a snatch at the Scottish throne.
They were quarreling and fighting desperately, each trying to snatch from the other a boot they were both holding on to.
On the other hand, if he wanted to harm her, he might snatch the stick from her and use it as a weapon against her.
While this was less dramatic than the Timothy snatch, it was an important victory.
She.d never known the type of terror that tore through her when she saw the jaguar snatch him.
He was able to creep up, snatch a purse and run before anyone registered that the hooded youth ever approached.
They'd have to hide forever and hope he never had the chance to snatch her cousins.
They rode out in state together, and if he kept cap in hand as a subject she would snatch it from him and clap it on his head again; while in graver things she took all due or possible care to gratify his ambition, by the insertion of a clause in their contract of marriage which made their joint signature necessary to all documents of state issued under the sign-manual.
And he instances the "darkling springs and lonely rivers which are said to snatch, to wit by force of a harmful spirit."
"Trust me, if he weren't an Ancient and he looked that good, she'd snatch him up, even if he had a mate," Megan said with a laugh.
For their sake, Xander subdued the lethal instinct that made him want to snatch Jessi, haul her away somewhere quiet and do whatever it took to pull the truth from her.
The two generals and the adjutant took hold of the field glass, trying to snatch it from one another.
"If we don't take it tomowwow, he'll snatch it fwom under our noses," he added.
Jenn was probably waiting for his guard to drop, so she could snatch all three.
In order to encourage the horse to walk the head must not be confined, but a light feeling of the horse's mouth must be kept up. Should the horse, unasked, break into a trot, never snatch at his mouth, but restrain him gently.
The Other was staring at the necklace, obviously wanting to snatch it but aware of whatever spell was on it that prevented anyone from touching it.
If Lancaster should justify the malevolent rumours that were afloat by making a snatch at the crown, the last state of the realm might be worse than the first.
It.ll be hard to get my brother alone outside the castle where Darkyn can snatch him.
Stephen, count of floulogne, the younger brother of Theobald, had landed at Dover within a few days of Henrys death, determined to make a snatch at the crown, though he had been one of the first who had taken the oath to his cousin a few years before.
"Now this verb, especially when compounded with the preposition pra, gained the signification to tear off, snatch to oneself, rob."
Startled, he loosened his grip as he tried to snatch her arm and nearly dropped her.
No personal wrongs, but the deliberate determination of a strong-minded, capable woman to snatch the reins of government from the hands of a semi-imbecile, was the cause of Peter's overthrow, and his stupendous blunders supplied Catherine with her opportunity.