Grasping the handle of the machete, she half fell, half leaped behind the log.
The count-duke became, and for long remained, in the opinion of his countrymen, the accepted model of a grasping and incapable favourite.
Neither by geometrical, nor physical, nor metaphysical principles had he succeeded in reaching and grasping the infinite and the spiritual, or in elucidating their relation to man and man's organism, though he had caught glimpses of facts and methods which he thought only required confirmation and development.
Instead, she stretched for the laser gun, grasping it.
She seemed to be grasping for any distraction to dull the pain.