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  • adj. Alternative spelling of viselike.


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vice +‎ -like


  • The next moment the wretched man had wrenched free from his captors and flung himself at my feet, his arms clutching me about the knees in a vicelike grip as he prayed in a frenzy for mercy.

    Chapter 19: Transformation

  • As I came abreast of the girl I made to toss the florin into her violin case but was startled to find my wrist caught in a vicelike grip before I could release the coin.

    The Case Of The Limehouse Golem

  • Holding my arms in a vicelike grip, he uses his other hand to frisk me, plucking my gun from my waist and flinging it away.

    A Hidden Affair

  • The Klingon felt his windpipe closing in the Bandelaar's vicelike grip.


  • Then a second hand took hold of her, and strong fingers squeezed her flesh until she was held in a vicelike grip.


  • Doyle was not tall, but he was well built, sturdy, fit, and strong, and the vicelike grip of his hand was as forbidding as his fierce moustache.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • Before he had had the opportunity to turn, a man with gloved hands—he was sure that it was a man—had taken a vicelike grip on his neck and pulled him back towards the horse trough, twisting him round and forcing his head and shoulders forward into the icy water.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • Unlike other grandmothers, she had the vicelike grip of a Teamster.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family

  • Behold the vicelike bureaucratic grasp of Richard Holbrooke, special envoy for Af-Pak!


  • A current of wanting to break out of the vicelike grip of this society is bubbling just under the surface and the mullahs have to spend a great deal of effort now just to keep it under wraps.

    "Obama dismayed by Iran sentence."


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