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  • adj. Extremely strong or tight, like a vise

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  • adj. clamped as in a vise


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vise +‎ -like


  • I weighed my options about which to try removing first: his viselike grip or his razor-sharp teeth.

    Arcane Circle

  • When Brandr, Natalya, and Thad stepped forward, Chase set Regin on her feet, still gripping her arm with one viselike fist.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Pat's grip was viselike, yet something in his eyes reached out to Sean.


  • And when he did, I felt something icy and viselike curl around my heart.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • He squeezed his eyes shut with the same viselike tension that crushed his heart.

    Captured by Moonlight

  • The large guard grabbed KC with a viselike grip about her left arm, leading her toward the stairs.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Cricket, her viselike grip now around my upper arm, steers me toward the portable playpen set up under a patio umbrella.

    Good-Bye To All That

  • She did crossword puzzles every day and read a large quantity of informational nonfiction in the belief that this would help her maintain her viselike grip on reality.

    Starting from Scratch

  • The man smiled and grabbed my hand in a viselike grip.

    In the Shadow of Freedom

  • The other contained a long bench lined with several diamond-cutting devices, each made up of a viselike grip to hold the stone and a spinning disk that actually cut the gem.

    Crystal Death


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