from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of clasping the hand of another, especially in friendship.
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- n. A handshake.
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- n. grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
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Of course, the handclasp is a pretty basic induction so any good course on hypnosis, hypnotherapy, or stage hypnosis should have it or a variation of it.
In their handclasp was the warm thrill of strong men met in an immutable brotherhood.
The same significance was in the pressure of the momentary handclasp.
Johnson ambled over from his side of the stage to offer a few encouraging words, a smile and a handclasp that appeared to settle the heart of The Head And The Heart.
The cover of his black-bound tech-heavy book about the architectonics of nuclear war features a photo of two hands in a firm handclasp, each hand touchingly identified as, respectively, “United States” and “Russia.”
Because he has the handclasp of compassion, and I've seen the respect for his wife.
The old lady gave Charlie a surprisingly warm handclasp.
There was a long, firm handclasp as silent messages were con -
Rice, Olmert, and Abbas hold the three-way handclasp posture far longer than seems comfortable, to make sure everyone gets the picture.
Obama's gentle handclasp is vaguely prayerful, symbolizing hope, resonating his campaign theme.