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His throat was gripped by invisible fingers, and he left his hold on the handle to defend himself.
Questions about where technology comes from, and where it might go, have long gripped historians.
He gazed a long while at that sad place with its spell broken, and was gripped by an immense, immense sadness.
And once loaded, the belt gripped the hips with a particularly gentle touch, despite chintzy plastic load-bearing reinforcement.
If you followed the market back then, you remember the insane volatility that gripped stocks.
But in the past few months it has narrowed to next to nothing as the clampdown on imports has gripped.
Forty-eight million years ago, some ants marched up to a leaf and gripped it tight in their jaws.
Her sturdy hands gripped two bulging bags of produce, and she panted from the weight of the food.
The country, it is said, is gripped by criminal anarchy.
There did come a time in my life when boredom and fatigue gripped my whole life.
Suddenly something gripped her leg, jolting her out of her blissful, drooling state.
She gripped the edge of the sliding door and shoved it in and out until the ice began to crack.
In his right hand he held a spear point, while his left hand gripped a hammer resting on an anvil.
To be gripped by a story, especially one that is trawled from the past, is everything.
Marc smiled, gripped tight the reins of his white plastic horse.
We face unprecedented challenges in responding to the financial crisis that has gripped our economy for the past year.
The hand of the bandaged arm gripped his shoulder, and he was suddenly tripped and flung backwards upon the bed.
It should help to avoid some panic that might have gripped the market when a giant firm is on the brink of failure.
What's more, the city was gripped by a fiscal crisis of astounding proportion.
We are not immune to such troubles that have gripped every corner of the nation.
Yet people were never gripped by his paintings and sculptures because they looked tentative, fragmentary, and uncompleted.
One scientist gently gripped a warbler and measured its wings.
Reviewers declare themselves gripped, charmed, and persuaded.
There is nothing new in society being gripped by anxiety about the present and pessimism about the future.
He gripped his knees and turned to look at me again.
Notably, a speculative craze has gripped the market for caterpillar fungus.
About a century ago, a new craze gripped the country's health conscious: mastication.
The spacecraft come together, only to be gripped in a moment of unexpected motion.
While the minority white population is gripped with fear and uncertainty.
See how this music had an enormous effect on breaking the oppression that gripped our nation.
He gripped me by the arm, and the others crowded round.
On the path back to the cemetery quirks of landscape gripped my imagination.
The thought that had come into his mind gripped him terribly.
At this time, deflation hasn't gripped the nation, but inflation is quite low.
All of the signs are there, if one is gripped with the contagion of fear.
The search became national news and gripped the imagination of the blogosphere.
Amid the stagnation, a singular energy gripped education.
That's my contribution to the debate that has gripped our nation.
In their deaths, the ants gripped the leaves in their jaws while the fungus fatally erupted from their heads.
The dairy industry on a whole has been gripped by some pretty tough times.
But it is gripped by price wars between the mostly local brands that dominate sales.
Our tools froze until the hands that gripped them were scarred as if by red-hot spits.
Agha gripped the wheel with both hands, twisting to avoid the biggest rocks.
Since then, widespread and escalating crime has gripped the country.
He rested that way for ten min- utes or so, then gripped the rim of the buoy and hoisted himself up onto it.
She gripped my arm in fear while urging me not to offer a rebuttal to one of them who had come inside to speak.
Pry up edge of first shingle until edges can be gripped by hand.
He began to cry and reaching down picked up a small stick, which he held tightly gripped in his fingers.
What a lousy time for the leaders of the world's economic powerhouses to be gripped by political weakness.
The question gripped the minister's full attention-the idea of sending the painting caught his fancy.
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