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  • v. Present participle of outstretch.


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  • We are, as Christians, charged to be the catalysts of extraordinary second chances for those who are suffering -- to be the people outstretching helping hands.

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  • The blood flows appeared to extend from the wrist to the elbow, which would have been consistent with the outstretching of the arm in crucifixion.

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  • I could not draw despair depravity sepression the beggars locked jaw trying to unearth his destiny with his leprous bleeding claw in the land of Khwajah Gharib Nawaz outstretching his hands at

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  • It was said that Tristan would never be willing to swallow his own pride and use parts crafted by specialists, and this desire for personal construction of each and every element had made him the most renowned robot-builder on the planet, fame far outstretching those who preferred to turn to others for parts.

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  • And it's hard to watch colleagues be so moved by their own performance, eyes closed, swaying, outstretching a hand to grasp -- something.

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  • Yes, Hiero, and herein precisely lies the difference between a man and other animals, in this outstretching after honour. 130 Since, it would seem, all living creatures alike take pleasure in meats and drinks, in sleep and sexual joys.


  • With a glance and the outstretching of his hand, he is supposed to be able to will the destruction of things, beasts, or people, but his control of the gift seems to have gone wild.

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  • An impersonal, deformed and nasty creature, he played the part of a buffoon: they smeared his bald head with mustard, made him go upon all - fours, drink mixtures of different brandies and dance comical dances; he did all this in silence, an idiotic smile on his wrinkled face, and having done what he was told to do, he invariably said, outstretching his hand with his palm upward:

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • In the air soared the reverently soft voice of the bishop, who recited the prayer expressively, outstretching his hand over the place where the corner-stone of the house was laid:

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • With fearful speed it was rushing upon him, and in that instant Conan had only a confused impression of a gigantic man-like shape hurtling along on bowed and stunted legs; of huge hairy arms outstretching misshapen black-nailed paws; of a malformed head, in whose broad face the only features recognizable as such were a pair of blood-red eyes.

    The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian


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