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  • n. Plural form of grappling.

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Examples

  • The other is Sweet and Sad, playwright Richard Nelson's second work in a series about the Apple family and their grapplings with politics, family and the aftermath of 9-11.

    Michael Giltz: Theater: ERS Tackles Hemingway; Nelson Tackles 9-11

  • And though it's true that the producers made little effort to sanitize the details of the murder — one or two images of the victim make it clear that she suffered a slashed throat — and it's true as well that numerous scenes show the Amanda Knox character (Hayden Panettiere) and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito (Paolo Romio) in bed or engaged in related grapplings elsewhere, it's hard to accuse the film of cheap sensationalism.

    A Prosecution in Perugia

  • The producers offer something for every taste: X-rated grapplings of every kind, in addition to a coupling—a case of love at first sight—between lesbians in a restaurant bathroom.

    The Great War Comes Home

  • Take nothing away from the concussive grapplings of rugby league.

    Rolling World Cup nostalgia is the only sporting show in town

  • So it was with a light heart and my hat on three hairs that I found myself strolling under the famous lime trees to the Brandenburg Thor a few weeks later, taking a long slant at the Thier Garten in the June sunshine, and marvelling at the Valkyrian proportions of German women - which awoke memories of my youthful grapplings with that blubbery baroness in Munich ...

    Watershed

  • Such judgments are no doubt sincere, and in other circumstances might seem profound, but there is something about "Good Book" that reduces even its moral grapplings to a level of painful superficiality.

    Signs and Wonders

  • My own efforts, while paltry in comparison to the likes of Mark C. Taylor, John D. Caputo, Gianni Vattimo and others, are nevertheless sincere grapplings with the meaning of religion in a pluralistic, if not completely relativistic, world.

    Jeffrey Robbins: Religion for the Rest of Us

  • Almost daily I set out from the newsroom, notebook in hand, ready to write stories of cross-pulling preacher-bikers, social club ladies, native plant gardeners, and an ex Hanoi Hilton POW, all people and experiences I thought I might one day weave into my grapplings with fiction.

    2008 October « Exile on Ninth Street

  • We are forced to contemplate the batrachian grapplings of Paul Wolfowitz, the man who cherry-picked intelligence to sell us a war with Iraq.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Maureen Dowd: More Con Than Neo

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