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After I gripped it I said to myself, `What's the good?
Suddenly, from behind, a pair of large soft hands gripped him by the throat.
MacDonald weighed one hundred and eighty pounds, and Daylight had him gripped solely by his hand; yet, by a sheer abrupt jerk, he took the saloon-keeper off his feet and flung him face downward in the snow.
He glanced at the hand that held the brand, noticing the cunning delicacy of the fingers that gripped it, how they adjusted themselves to all the inequalities of the surface, curling over and under and about the rough wood, and one little finger, too close to the burning portion of the brand, sensitively and automatically writhing back from the hurtful heat to a cooler gripping-place; and in the same instant he seemed to see a vision of those same sensitive and delicate fingers being crushed and torn by the white teeth of the she-wolf.
Hartman gripped my arm and dragged me into a wide entrance.
Some strong hand gripped my shoulder in the thick of the press and was dragging fiercely at me.
But as he stretched forth his hand to seize another, Beowulf gripped him in his awful grasp.
He had gripped me by the biceps with his single hand, and when that grip tightened I wilted and shrieked aloud.
She turned suddenly upon him and gripped his wrist.