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  • adj. Not grasped.

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  • adj. not fully apprehended


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un- +‎ grasped


  • More than awake enough to see that her supporters who were pinning all their fading hopes on this thing to salvage her mathmatically doomed candidacy are going to leave no straw ungrasped before they move on.

    Full Text Of Obama's Big Race Speech: A Big Break With Political Precedent

  • The governor ungrasped Oscar and threw open a glass-fronted door that led from his office to an anteroom beyond.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • For what is invisible and can only, be perceived by the mind, cannot be apprehended by any, other means than proofs; if these are absent the object remains ungrasped; the repetition of what has been heard on such subjects no more indicates or attains to their meaning than the words of a parrot or

    Theologico-Political Treatise

  • Ministers should also leave boats unrocked, nettles ungrasped, refrain from taking bulls by the horns, and resolutely turn their backs to the music.

    Bürger and Cubasch « Climate Audit

  • I tried to shake him off as quickly as I could as I rounded the corner, but as I did so, he ungrasped my waist and the cheeky sod thought it was then appropriate to slap my arse.

    \"aww, I'm gonna miss that rancid sixth form stench\"

  • Some unseen intruder casts a baneful shadow on the ungrasped prize; the features of the usurer contract, the hand is clenched, the brow is wrinkled, and woe betide the luckless debtor whose misfortunes would lead him to the banker's bureau during the eclipse of his good-humor!

    Alvira, the Heroine of Vesuvius

  • The sense of time passing, of opportunities unseen and ungrasped, might well make Martie irritable, restless, and reckless.

    Martie, the Unconquered

  • Strether, finally filled to the brim with the sensation of all the life for which his own opportunity has passed, overflows with his passionate exhortation to little Bilham -- warning him, adjuring him not to make _his_ mistake, not to let life slide away ungrasped.

    The Craft of Fiction

  • Though the labouring mind exert and strain each power to its utmost reach, there still stands out ungrasped a surplusage immeasurable.

    The Second Dialogue

  • Long-forgotten, shadowy episodes of the past tormented her, flitted provokingly through her mind -- ungrasped: words dropped in her presence which had made their impression, but the gist of which was gone.

    The Inside of the Cup — Volume 04


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