Graphing: Webster's Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature GrabbingI grabbed my clothing and rushed down into the office, where dozens were already congregated.ndash;Charles Morris (editor) in The San Francisco Calamity.Not more than a dozen of the enemy succeeded in reaching the crest of the hill; five of these clambered upon the icy walls, where they were instantly grabbed by the legs and jerked into the fort.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in The Story of a Bad Boy.Those damned Bostonians inherit the grabbing instincts of the too paternal race they have just rejected, but there are thousands of miles of desert between California and their own western outposts, hundreds of savage tribes to exterminate.ndash;Gertrude Atherton in Rezanov.Maskull made no comment, but grabbed it with his fist and tugged it away from its fastenings to the ground.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Village Rector.This hero was hatching out a scheme whereby it might be revenged for the outrage. It watched and deliberated, and as the boy sat down grabbed him with ponderous and toothed pinchers on that part of the body which is said to be most susceptible to insult.ndash;E.J. Banfield in Tropic Days.As soon as he grabs me the rest of you can slip past him, out of his reach, and he will soon let me go because I am not fit to eat.ndash;L. Frank Baum in The Patchwork Girl of Oz.Betsy grabbed her champion by the forelock, however, and so held him fast, and when the officers saw that the mule was restrained from further attacks they crept fearfully back and picked up their discarded swords.ndash;L. Frank Baum in Tik-Tok of Oz.Eureka made a desperate dash to escape and scampered along the ground like a streak; but a grinning Gargoyle flew after her and grabbed her before she had gone very far.ndash;L. Frank Baum in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.The robber turned to watch its fall and, filled with sudden anger, the boy grabbed the weapon, pointed it at his enemy, and pressed the button.ndash;L. Frank Baum in The Master Key.When Betsy came up, gasping for breath because the wet plunge had surprised her, she reached out in the dark and grabbed a bunch of hair.ndash;L. Frank Baum in Tik-Tok of Oz.
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