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- adj. Catching the attention; exciting; interesting; absorbing; fascinating.
- v. Present participle of grip.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of arousing and holding the attention
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And now for his description of reading "No Country for Old Men," He used the term "gripping," 4 times.
"Child 44 is a remarkable debut novel - inventive, edgy and relentlessly gripping from the first page to the last."
Drawing liberally on firsthand accounts, Swanson covers these dramatic parallel journeys day by day, shifting from one to the other in gripping counterpoint.
Their Signature rings have synthetic inserts that do a nice job in gripping and aligning the scope without damaging it (also had the Sako version).
The word gripping is completely apt for this here comes another trite but accurate word roller coaster of a read.
The book in gripping from start to finish and as a reader I can easily empathize with each character.
She had long fingernails, and in gripping the paper tube to remove it she decided to use her nails like tweezers.
These experiences make for a story that, if gripping, is at times hard to believe, and not just because the killings it describes are so savage.
Even Fox News goes ballistic over the bungled rescue effort, as Shep Smith and Geraldo Rivera get deeply passionate and refuse to let Sean Hannity downplay the disaster in gripping footage posted by John in DC under OMG.
The parts about Antarctica are gripping - but what's really gripping is what we can do if we translate this experience of crossing Antarctica into our own lives.
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