Slowly her mind grasped the situation.
He reached out and grasped her arm as she walked by.
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.
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.
She grasped his hand and came out of the chair with his assistance.
She grasped the sweater to her lips with both hands and moaned.
The blood rushed to Petya's face and he grasped his pistol.
He stumbled as he climbed the steps to the pulpit and grasped the podium like a life preserver.
She felt as though a cold hand grasped her stomach and squeezed hard.
"How are your brains?" enquired the little humbug, as he grasped the soft, stuffed hands of his old friend.
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 her waist and lifted her bodily from the saddle.
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.
Across the arms he balances the iron rod to which the glass bulb adheres, and rolling it backwards and forwards with the fingers of his left hand fashions the glass between the blades of his sugar-tongs tool, grasped in his right hand.
Stepping cautiously from one foot to the other she ran like a kitten the few steps to the door and grasped the cold door handle.
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.
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.
This is due to the fact that there are really two kinds of subtraction, respectively involving counting forwards (complementary addition) and counting backwards (ordinary subtraction); and it suggests that it may be wise not to use the one symbol - to represent the result of both operations until the commutative law for addition has been fully grasped.
In particular, the equality or inequality of values of two functions is more readily grasped by comparison of the lengths of the ordinates of the graphs than by inspection of the relative positions of their bounding lines.
But it was well-nigh overthrown before he had fully grasped it.
It was this problem which led to the next step. To solve it the early Carolingian princes, especially Charles Martel, who found the royal domains exhausted and their own inadequate, grasped at the land of the Church.
or the graces of a Marlborough, he grasped the central problems of his time with more clearness, or advanced solutions with more ultimate success, than any other statesman of his age.
These proportions are not readily grasped from a map of the world on Mercator's projection, and must be studied on a globe.
The purity of the carbide entirely depends on the purity of the material used in its manufacture, and before this fact had been fully grasped by manufacturers, and only the purest material obtainable employed, it contained notable quantities of compounds which during its decomposition by water yielded a somewhat high pro portion of impurities in the acetylene generated from it.
Not yet had Napoleon grasped the full significance of the allied movements, for the decisive flank had not yet become clear.
In unveiling that memorial Lord Rosebery fitly epitomized the meaning of his life and work when he said: "We recognize only this, that Sir John Macdonald had grasped the central idea that the British Empire is the greatest secular agency for good now known to mankind; that that was the secret of his success; and that he determined to die under it, and strove that Canada should live under it."
In the last instance, if the forks are fixed on one solid piece of wood which can be grasped with the hand, the beat will be actually felt by the hand.
She had grasped the principles of hygiene, which were then beginning to be understood, and she applied them to the reform of the hospital administration.
Thus what Laud grasped with one hand he destroyed with the other.
The hind-feet have only four toes, owing to the suppression of the first, in place of which they have a fleshy pad on the inner side of the foot, between which and the toes boughs and other objects can be firmly grasped as with a hand.
The only other mathematician besides Napier who grasped the idea on which the use of logarithm depends and applied it to the construction of a table is Justus Byrgius (Jobst Biirgi), whose work Arithmetische and geometrische Progress-Tabulen ...
With characteristic zeal and impetuosity Schelling had no sooner grasped the leading ideas of Fichte's amended form of the critical philosophy than he put together his impressions of it in his Ãœber die MÃ¶glichkeit einer Form der Philosophie Ã¼berhaupt (1794).
160, we have this symbolism enshrined in a literary form: " In company with Paul I followed, while everywhere Faith led the way, and set before me the fish from the fountain, mighty and stainless, whom a pure virgin grasped, and gave this to friends to eat always, having good wine and giving the mixt cup with bread."
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.
She grasped the hand of Lord Lindsay as he rode beside her, and swore "by this hand" she would "have his head for this."
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".
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.
Henry grasped them all together, and gradually built upon them a yet wider policy.
A few words follow as to the threefold way in which the speaker claimed to have grasped each of these Four Truths.
Only after many failures has the fact been grasped that a very high degree of strength is inconsistent with a trustworthy degree of elasticity.
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.
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.
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 Hindu mind," he remarks, "is essentially speculative and transcendental; it will never consent to be shut up in the prison of sensual experience, for it has grasped and holds firmly the central idea that all things are manifestations of some power outside phenomena.
We see, he says, but a part, and fancy that we have grasped the whole.
His letters during his service in Congress show that he had fully grasped the questions at issue, that he was under no delusions as to the outcome of the struggle over taxation, and that he expected war.
Once they are grasped the craving for existence is rooted out, that which leads to renewed existence iz destroyed, and there is no more birth.
He affected to believe that only by force of arms could Sweden retain the dominion which by force of arms she had won; but he also grasped the fact that there must be no disunion at home if she were to continue powerful abroad.
Revelation had been rejected because it lay altogether beyond the sphere of reason and could not therefore be grasped by human intelligence.
This fruitful conception of man's ethical nature as an organic unity Butler owes directly to Shaftesbury and indirectly to Aristotle; it is the strength and clearness with which he has grasped it that gives peculiar value to his system.
In the day of Jerusalem's, overthrow the Edomites rejoiced over the calamity, grasped at a share of the spoil, lay in wait to cut off the fugitives (vers.
Larger numbers are grasped by forming numbers into groups or by treating some large number as a unit.
With Cousin the absolute as the ground of being is grasped positively by the intelligence, and it renders all else intelligible; it is not as with Kant a certain hypothetical or regulative need.
The Federal judiciary had been organized at the same time, but had never grasped the full measure of its powers.
Such was the body which firmly grasped the control over every branch of the administration.
In their arboreal life, and the habit of sitting up on their hind-legs with their food grasped in the fore-paws, dormice are like squirrels, from which they differ in being completely nocturnal.
More inclined to the subtleties of diplomacy than to the risks of battle, he had recognized and speedily grasped the disadvantages of warfare.
Some valuable but isolated facts and theorems had been previously discovered and proved, but it was he who first clearly grasped the idea of force as a mechanical agent, and extended to the external world the conception of the invariability of the relation between cause and effect.
assumes that the reader has grasped the basics of Turning.
Under vision, the fascia is incised and the cut edges are grasped with tissue forceps.
grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks.
grotesque distortion of the truth which most people have now grasped.
It cannot be identified with a pebble, whatever its degree of abstraction, and can never be grasped by a disembodied intellect.
They left slippery trails under her white knuckles, which grasped the drink in front of her.
I don't mean apathy really, they just haven't grasped the mettle yet, never mind.
obviatens meant to be learned from life situations are grasped more easily, obviating the necessity for harsher routes to learning them.
resurgent union movement has grasped the opportunity to re-align itself to the changing nature of the UK economy.
sceptref the old writers says: " He who understands the Principle of Vibration has grasped the scepter of power " .
MSBA is a good start, but still too slapdash to give great confidence that Microsoft has really grasped the importance of watertight security.
The final subsection is a set of test questions to check that the concepts in the section have been grasped.
I was too young to do more than see and note facts, and thanks to my natural indolence and that passion for the concrete, which is at once the joy and the weakness of artists, I should perhaps always have remained at that stage if my somewhat pedantic critics had not driven me to reflect and painfully search after the ultimate causes of which till then I had only grasped the effects.
And, above all, it should not be forgotten, in justice to Shaftesbury's memory, that "during his long political career, in an age of general corruption, he was ever incorrupt, and never grasped either money or land."
Although inventors had more or less clearly grasped these principles they were first embodied in practice in 1900 by G.
He grasped, moreover, at an early date the vital importance of oil fuel, and forwarded eagerly the arrangement by which oil was to be obtained for the navy from Persia.
But he thoroughly grasped its conditions, and in his great work on naval warfare (first published in 1891) he enunciated its principles with great cogency and with keen historic insight.
When this fundamental truth had been fully grasped, mathematicians began to inquire whether algebras might not be discovered which obeyed laws different from those obtained by the generalization of arithmetic. The answer to this question has been so manifold as to be almost embarrassing.
After intermingling their blood in the earth and performing other peculiar ceremonies, the two contracting parties with grasped hands swore to avenge any injury done to either of them.
By older mathematical methods it had only been possible to predict in a few simple cases the distribution of electricity at rest on conductors of various forms. The notion of an electrical image may be easily grasped by the following illustration: Let there be at A (see fig.
The practical corollary of this, " the Priesthood of Believers," though grasped by Luther (cf.
With characteristic zeal and impetuosity Schelling had no sooner grasped the leading ideas of Fichte's amended form of the critical philosophy than he put together his impressions of it in his ÃƒÅ“ber die MÃƒ¶glichkeit einer Form der Philosophie Ãƒ¼berhaupt (1794).
A resurgent union movement has grasped the opportunity to re-align itself to the changing nature of the UK economy.
One of the old writers says: " He who understands the Principle of Vibration has grasped the scepter of power ".
As he toppled off, he grasped for anything to support himself with, and found the table.
Truth stands out clear from error; whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks.
Engorgement: Breasts that are too full can prevent the baby from suckling because they cannot be grasped.
At first, babies will indiscriminately try to grasp things that cannot be grasped, such as pictures in a book, as well as those that can, such as a rattle or ball.
The flag appears as a background, grasped in the eagle's talons, or wrapped around the bird like a cape.
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.
toppled off, he grasped for anything to support himself with, and found the table.
He looked at Prince Vasili in perplexity, and only later grasped that a stroke was an attack of illness.
What, however, with the idealists was an object of thought alone, the absolute, is to Lotze only inadequately definable in rigorous philosophical language; the aspirations of the human heart, the contents of our feelings and desires, the aims of art and the tenets of religious faith must be grasped in order to fill the empty idea of the absolute with meaning.
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