Grasped sentence example

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  • Slowly her mind grasped the situation.
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  • He reached out and grasped her arm as she walked by.
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  • A strong hand shot out and grasped her arm.
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  • He grasped a musket and took aim at the French.
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  • She rose, albeit unsteadily, and he grasped her in the now familiar position of his supporting arm about her waist.
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  • He grasped the handle of tray number six but, before opening it, glanced down at Cynthia Byrne.
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  • Megan grasped the opportunity to move away from Denton.
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  • She grasped his hand and came out of the chair with his assistance.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Vettor Pisani was placed in command, and by a stroke of naval genius he grasped the weakness of Doria's position.
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  • 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.
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  • Aurelian, the true Augustus, quickly grasped the situation, and took strenuous measures to deal with it.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • No religion has so clearly grasped the ideas of guilt and of merit.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • But it was well-nigh overthrown before he had fully grasped it.
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  • 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.
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  • These proportions are not readily grasped from a map of the world on Mercator's projection, and must be studied on a globe.
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  • 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.
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  • Not yet had Napoleon grasped the full significance of the allied movements, for the decisive flank had not yet become clear.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Thus what Laud grasped with one hand he destroyed with the other.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 Möglichkeit einer Form der Philosophie überhaupt (1794).
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  • 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.
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  • She grasped the hand of Lord Lindsay as he rode beside her, and swore "by this hand" she would "have his head for this."
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  • 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".
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  • 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.
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  • Henry grasped them all together, and gradually built upon them a yet wider policy.
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  • A few words follow as to the threefold way in which the speaker claimed to have grasped each of these Four Truths.
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  • Only after many failures has the fact been grasped that a very high degree of strength is inconsistent with a trustworthy degree of elasticity.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • We see, he says, but a part, and fancy that we have grasped the whole.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Revelation had been rejected because it lay altogether beyond the sphere of reason and could not therefore be grasped by human intelligence.
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  • 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.
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  • Larger numbers are grasped by forming numbers into groups or by treating some large number as a unit.
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  • 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.
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  • The Federal judiciary had been organized at the same time, but had never grasped the full measure of its powers.
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  • Such was the body which firmly grasped the control over every branch of the administration.
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  • 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.
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  • More inclined to the subtleties of diplomacy than to the risks of battle, he had recognized and speedily grasped the disadvantages of warfare.
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  • 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.
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  • Under vision, the fascia is incised and the cut edges are grasped with tissue forceps.
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  • It cannot be identified with a pebble, whatever its degree of abstraction, and can never be grasped by a disembodied intellect.
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  • They left slippery trails under her white knuckles, which grasped the drink in front of her.
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  • I don't mean apathy really, they just haven't grasped the mettle yet, never mind.
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  • The final subsection is a set of test questions to check that the concepts in the section have been grasped.
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  • 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.
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  • 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."
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • She glided over to Howie's side and grasped his hand while he maintained a nervous smile.
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  • I grasped a large hammer in my hand while Molly cowered in a corner at my direction.
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  • Coming up behind her, he grasped her waist and pulled her into the circle of his arms.
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  • He grasped her wrist with his one free hand but she used the other.
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  • Dean leaned over and grasped the taut line that ran unseen over the edge.
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  • 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.
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  • She grasped the sweater to her lips with both hands and moaned.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 Möglichkeit einer Form der Philosophie überhaupt (1794).
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  • He looked at Prince Vasili in perplexity, and only later grasped that a stroke was an attack of illness.
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  • 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.
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  • The blood rushed to Petya's face and he grasped his pistol.
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  • A resurgent union movement has grasped the opportunity to re-align itself to the changing nature of the UK economy.
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  • As he toppled off, he grasped for anything to support himself with, and found the table.
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  • Truth stands out clear from error; whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks.
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  • 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.
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  • The flag appears as a background, grasped in the eagle's talons, or wrapped around the bird like a cape.
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  • He grasped her waist and lifted her bodily from the saddle.
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  • He stumbled as he climbed the steps to the pulpit and grasped the podium like a life preserver.
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  • She felt as though a cold hand grasped her stomach and squeezed hard.
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  • 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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