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  • verb obsolete Simple past tense and past participle of grasp.

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Examples

  • And presently, I knew that her hands did stir a little within mine, and I loosed somewhat of my grip; and immediately, she graspt my hands with a weak and gentle grasp; but lookt not yet at me; only did stay very quiet, as that she did gather her strength within her.

    The Night Land

  • He graspt my hand and gave me a welcome that almost brot tears to my eyes, as I thankt him.

    John Merrick. A Biographical Sketch

  • Page 206 graspt your hand in his friendly way you never forgot either the warmth of his friendship or the joy of his countenance.

    John Merrick. A Biographical Sketch

  • These amounts are so staggering for the ordinary mind that they cannot be fully graspt.

    John Merrick. A Biographical Sketch

  • And presently, I knew that her hands did stir a little within mine, and I loosed somewhat of my grip; and immediately, she graspt my hands with a weak and gentle grasp; but lookt not yet at me; only did stay very quiet, as that she did gather her strength within her.

    The Night Land: Chapter 10

  • Which graspt and snapped the threads of my device90

    Act V. Scene I

  • Pale and trembling he graspt after his sword, tried his dagger, and summoned courage and resolution again.

    The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano Tales from the German of Tieck

  • She gazed at the youth; but it was as though she saw him not; she shook her head; then she graspt the gold tassel which was fastened to the top of the bed, lifted herself strongly up, and the tall slender form was now standing on its feet raised up on high in the midst of the scarlet drapery.

    The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano Tales from the German of Tieck

  • There is no echo in 'OEdipus' of the cry of revolt which rings thru 'Ghosts,' and yet there was a strange similarity in the impression made on at least one spectator of the actual performances of these tragedies, the ancient and the modern, the one after the other, at a few days 'interval here in New York, -- an impression of deepening horror that graspt the throat and gript the heart with fingers of ice.

    Inquiries and Opinions

  • 1876: His hands abroad display'd, as one that graspt

    Henry VI, Part Two (1623 First Folio Edition)

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