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Definition of Grasping


  1. Seizing; embracing; catching.
  2. Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man.

Grasping Quotations

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe.
Soren Kierkegaard

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.
T. S. Eliot

You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.
Deepak Chopra

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
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Grasping Translations

grasping in German is packend, zupackend
grasping in Latin is tenax
grasping in Spanish is avaro
grasping in Swedish is fattande

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