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A long, claw-like hand was reaching up to grasp the metal rail.
Goaded to madness by the cruel misfortune that had tripped me when success was almost within my grasp, I tore frantically across the intervening space, and just beneath the rope's dangling end I put my earthly muscles to the supreme test.
Sometimes she would question Clayton as to the strange noises of the nights; the absence of servants and friends, and the strange rudeness of the furnishings within her room, but, though he made no effort to deceive her, never could she grasp the meaning of it all.
Kick and squirm as I would, I could neither turn toward my antagonist nor free myself from his maniacal grasp.
an icy hand seemed to grasp my heart and check its pulsation, as I bent over him, gazing with breathless intensity upon the ghastly, upturned face.
I am a railing alongside the torrent; whoever is able to grasp me may grasp me
The murderous mark of the fiend's grasp was on her neck, and the breath had ceased to issue from her lips.
Here, in the daguerreotype, was the concrete; much she had grasped from it, and always there seemed an infinite more to grasp.
Though you had the strength of twenty men,' he added, as the murderer writhed and struggled, you could not escape me or loosen my grasp to-night
The speaker's obstinate carriage, square coat, square legs, square shoulders, - nay, his very neckcloth, trained to take him by the throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a stubborn fact, as it was, - all helped the emphasis.
cried Oliver, struggling in the man's powerful grasp.
Tulliver's arm; for the flogging ceased, and the grasp on his own arm was relaxed.