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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.

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

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
Abigail Adams

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

Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root.'
Angela Davis
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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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