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  • adv. In a grasping manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a grasping manner; covetously; rapaciously.


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  • My fatal mistake last year, I think now, lay in my accepting what she gave me -- accepting it so readily, so graspingly even.


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