mental grasp

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So it was, when we moved to San Francisco into four wretched rooms in the slum south of Market Street, that he embarked upon the adventure with the joy and enthusiasm of a child--combined with the clear sight and mental grasp of an extraordinary intellect.
That is touching another great and much disputed question," exclaimed the Doctor, who seized upon every distinct idea that the ardent and somewhat dogmatic old man left exposed to his mental grasp, with the vain hope of inducing a logical discussion, in which he might bring his battery of syllogisms to annihilate the unscientific defences of his antagonist.
Instinctively she paused before the arched window, and looked out upon the street, in order to seize its permanent objects with her mental grasp, and thus to steady herself from the reel and vibration which affected her more immediate sphere.
He compensates with a quick first step, strong fundamentals and a good mental grasp for what the opposition is trying to do through film study and being coached up.
After a catastrophic alien invasion, where the aliens transport the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation, you've got to fight to free humanity from the alien granddaddy Zinyak's mental grasp by using mega superpowers.
3A Scrimmages, or practice plays, help improve performance by providing players with a vivid mental grasp of the team's coordinated action for every play, and each player's specific role in those plays.
This makes the metropolis difficult to map out and hard for residents and visitors to have a mental grasp of any conceptual ordering system.
This simply underlines Labour's mental grasp of the idea of democracy.
I get the sense that Kerry is still trying to work through the '60s, still trying to capture something elusive from his youth, and yet the answer remains just beyond his mental grasp, like an emotion-laden dream that vanishes with the first rays of daylight.
Their mental grasp of the game, that's what makes them special," he says.