clutched


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clutched

mod. nervous. I get so clutched before a test.
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I clutched the leg of the table again immediately, and pressed it to my bosom as if it had been the companion of my youth and friend of my soul.
Those finely shaped fingers could never have clutched a knife for sin, nor those smiling lips have cried out on God and goodness.
Christine seized Raoul's arm and clutched it with a strength which no one would have suspected in so frail a creature.
He clutched frantically to save himself but had too round a surface to grasp, besides being hampered by his weapon.
Then starting from a short distance behind them I ran swiftly up from one tier to the next, and with a final bound from the broad shoulders of the highest I clutched the top of the great wall and quietly drew myself to its broad expanse.
A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I thought, a change--he seemed to swell-- his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter--and the next moment, I had sprung to my feet and leaped back against the wall, my arms raised to shield me from that prodigy, my mind submerged in terror.
But his tribulation was not yet entirely at an end, for even as he was passing Fettes clutched him by the arm and these words came in a whisper, and yet painfully distinct,
They clutched at me more boldly, whispering odd sounds to each other.
They heard his voice, and, looking back at him, saw one hand clutched in his hair and the other beating invisible things.
Her hands clutched her armchair; she ground her teeth inwardly; her eyes followed the motion of the door as it closed behind Lord de Winter and Felton, and the moment she was alone a fresh fit of despair seized her.
The youth, after rushing about and throwing interrogations at the heedless bands of retreating infantry, finally clutched a man by the arm.
When Hetty had caught sight of the vast crowd in the distance, she had clutched Dinah convulsively.