Graspingly
Grasping Grasp"ing, a. 1. Seizing; embracing; catching. [1913 Webster]

2. Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man. -- {Grasp"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Grasp"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • graspingly — adverb see grasping …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • graspingly — See grasping. * * * …   Universalium

  • graspingly — adverb In a grasping manner …   Wiktionary

  • graspingly — adv. in a greedy manner; avariciously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • graspingly — grasp·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • graspingly — adverb : in a grasping manner * * * graspˈingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑grasp …   Useful english dictionary

  • grasping — graspingly, adv. graspingness, n. /gras ping, grahs /, adj. 1. greedy; avaricious: a sly, grasping man. 2. being used to grasp or tending to grasp; tenacious. [1540 50; GRASP + ING2] Syn. 1. covetous, selfish, acquisitive, venal. * * * …   Universalium

  • grasping — adjective Date: 1710 desiring material possessions urgently and excessively and often to the point of ruthlessness Synonyms: see covetous • graspingly adverb • graspingness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • graspingness — See graspingly. * * * …   Universalium

  • Trilling, Lionel — born July 4, 1905, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 5, 1975, New York, N.Y. U.S. literary critic and teacher. He taught at Columbia University from 1931 until his death. His collections of literary essays include The Liberal Imagination (1950),… …   Universalium

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