- v. present participle of clutch.
“All this Argument From Tone pearl-clutching is a joke.”
“Lincoln may not have emerged from his log cabin clutching the Emancipation Proclamation, but what is remarkable about the man is the tenacity with which he held certain core principles and ideas throughout his life.”
“It had been an easy enough business, only that in clutching the window frame, the jagged end of the splinter she had run into her hand caught and tore her flesh.”
“This is precisely one of those compositions that a cold, clear, shrewd, and sarcastic critic would delight in clutching into his merciless grasp, to tear it into pieces and strew the floor of his study with its shivering fragments.”
“He sat out the final term clutching an eye pack above his left eye.”
“After a little Alan said, with the fear which he could not name clutching at his heart, "Why did you say Graham might not be far away?”
“His very soul was on fire at the idea of clutching the weak bishop in his hand, and crushing him with his strong grasp.”
“The phrase pearl clutching, which means being shocked by something once-salacious that should now be seen as commonplace”
“I think I'll just live an unhealthy, enjoyable life, and die young and unmourned, clutching a kabab in my greedy fingers as I breathe my last.”
“This is the same kind of clutching that has kept yoga part of a tightly knit club for so long, since its introduction in America.”
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