from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Exceedingly eager for material gain; avaricious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Eager for money; greedy.
- v. Present participle of grasp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Seizing; embracing; catching.
- adj. Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Eager to gain possession of something; covetous; rapacious; avaricious; exacting; miserly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. understanding with difficulty
- n. the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
- adj. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
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As for cognition of the impure appearances of seemingly true existence, the term grasping for true existence (bden-par grub-pa) has two meanings.
One thing that movement conservatives have a hard time grasping is that so-called “characterological conservatives” do not necessarily (or even frequently) have any interest or anything in common with “conservatism” as an ideological movement.
Part of the difficulty in grasping the morality of this novel lies in the fact that Julia Glass gives very little indication as to what we are supposed to think.
A: For most people, the major hurdle in grasping modern insights into the nature of the universe is that these developments are usually phrased using mathematics.
I shot my first red with a pumpmaster 760 and sprinted to the neighbors cabin grasping it by the tail.
Even the shoes, booties with vertiginous heels, were covered in grasping little coral-like tentacles that shook as the models -- their faces abloom with gold and colorful stripes -- stomped down the catwalk.
The difficulty modern people have in grasping all this can be startling; I myself experienced a small paradigm shift in my thinking while reading Waldstein's overview.
Scent: I suppose I could if I had any interest in grasping all the minutiae and back and forths of this comment thread.
I want that! that couch, that bedspread, that art, that life, that peace that community, etc all the grasping is kind of gross but, that seems to be where I am
To say they are weak and grasping is an understatement.
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