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Top 100 Quotes About Clutching

#1. Each of us, desperately clutching his identity amid the impalatable onward pour of Time and Thought, finds only in art-and chiefly in written art- means to halt that ceaseless, cruel drift. - Author: Christopher Morley
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#2. These dudes, clutching their little gifts, for them today is their kind-of-honeymoon. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#3. He whispered her name, her true name, and she screamed as he - Celaena awoke with a gasp, clutching the Eye of Elena. - Author: Sarah J. Maas
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#4. We must be quite the sight. Raffe in his red mask with his demon wings spread out in all their scythe-edged glory. A scrawny teenage Daughter of Man brandishing an archangel sword. And a little girl stitched-up to look and behave like a nightmare who is clutching a pair of angel wings. - Author: Susan Ee
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#5. There are certain books that should be taken away from young writers; that should be prised out of their clutching fingers and locked away until they are all grown up and ready to read them without being smitten. - Author: Anne Enright
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#6. For most of my life, I believed that my father had broken many of my bones. They were emotional and psychological bones; things no one could see, things that caused me to limp through life clutching for and holding on to people and situations that often rendered me immobile. - Author: Iyanla Vanzant
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#7. We drift down time, clutching at straws. But what good's a brick to a drowning man? - Author: Tom Stoppard
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#8. In the middle of the night, when Laila woke up thirsty, she found their hands still clamped together, in the white-knuckle, anxious way of children clutching balloon strings. - Author: Khaled Hosseini
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#9. It's tough to follow Jesus while clutching on to our rights, our honor, our reputation. This kingdom stuff isn't for the fainthearted. - Author: Preston Sprinkle
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#10. This is what schizophrenia is: endless despair, endless, inconclusive treatment; endless clutching at little straws of betterness; endless realisation that that is all they are, is all there is. - Author: Tim Salmon
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#11. I didn't hear the footsteps. Or see the shadow. Instead from where I was crouched on the ground, the green of the grass filling my vision, the first thing I made out were hands, a flat silver ring on the middle finger of each. One was clutching my notes. The other was reaching out for me. - Author: Sarah Dessen
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#12. The marketing people are always talking about something called 'consumers'. I have this image of a fat little man in baggy Bermuda shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, and a straw hat with beer-can openers dangling from it, clutching fistfuls of dollars. - Author: Robert James Waller
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#13. Come on, I said, taking his hand. Clutching the afghan with the other hand, he trailed down the hall after me, a snow white giant in tiny red underwear. - Author: Charlaine Harris
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#14. It radiates out from him like a cloud of ghosts, countless hands clutching at the air, reaching out for ... something. - Author: Isaac Marion
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#15. Do not cast your boat on a river of tears, cried the tearing wind. Small hands are still, be still. She knelt then lay on her side, clutching a key, accepting kindness of endless sleep. - Author: Patti Smith
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#16. I heard the silence pouring from them. The audience held themselves quiet, tense, and tight, as if the song had burned them worse than flame.
Each person held their wounded selves closely, clutching their pain as if it were a precious thing. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#17. Words are pretty, useless things - butterflies behind glass. You may feel warm and bright as you stare at their beauty but you'll walk away empty and cold, clutching nothing but the painful realization that you never really had anything at all. - Author: Julie Johnson
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#18. Inevitably, however, a dude approached us. He was white. Jazz camp was mostly white dudes. This dude was clutching a gold-embossed tenor sax case, and on his head was a fedora with two different eagle feathers in it. - Author: Jesse Andrews
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#19. What," came a deep male voice, "is this?"
Silence froze, her hand still outstretched, clutching a damp, dirty cloth. Oh, dear Lord. Slowly she raised her eyes and found herself face-to-thighs with Mickey O'Connor's extremely tight breeches. - Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
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#20. Nine are killed instantly. One of them still clutching the hand of bridge he was playing when the shell struck. - Author: Anthony Doerr
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#21. On horseback he seemed to require as many hands as a Hindu god, at least four for clutching the reins, and two more for patting the horse soothingly on the neck. - Author: Hector Hugh Munro
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#22. A friend once told Megan that we are always seventeen years old, waiting for our lives to begin. More than ever, clutching to this man, Megan understood that. - Author: Harlan Coben
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#23. Even when all the paperwork-a marriage license, a notarized deed, two birth certificates, and seven years of tax returns-clearly indicates you're an adult, but all the same, there you are, clutching the phone and thanking God that you're still somebody's daughter. - Author: Kelly Corrigan
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#24. As she wanders along the river like this, one hand on her hip and the other clutching a mark to defray her expenses, she is in well-known country. - Author: Hermann Broch
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#25. She admired him; she was used to clutching her hands together in his wake and heaving audible sighs. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#26. I felt my true, unworthy self to be far away from his clutching grasp, hidden from his admiring gaze. - Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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#27. I've always been more comfortable sinking while clutching a good theory than swimming with an ugly fact. - Author: David Mamet
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#28. There is an animal inside me,
clutching fast to my heart,
a huge crab. - Author: Anne Sexton
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#29. I heard this massive thud. I spun around, and there Keith was, on the ground. He'd cut his gums up on impact, he was very bloody, and clutching his head. I think it was a kind of wake-up call for him. - Author: Ron Wood
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#30. Bad divorce?" Hardy asked, his gaze falling to my hands. I realized I was clutching my purse in a death grip.
"No, the divorce was great," I said. "It was the marriage that sucked. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#31. We returned to our palaces, these Kingdoms, but no longer at ease here in the old dispensation, with an alien people clutching their gods. I should be glad of another death. - Author: T. S. Eliot
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#32. She looked down at the hand and saw that it was clutching instead a handful of perfume card samplers, each one sprayed with a different scent. - Author: Jill Mansell
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#33. This is agony cried Mr Salteena clutching hold of a table my life will be sour grapes and ashes without you. - Author: Daisy Ashford
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#34. What does our great historical hunger signify, our clutching about us of countless cultures, our consuming desire for knowledge, if not the loss of myth, of a mythic home, the mythic womb? - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#35. Incredible, searing, glorious heat consumed her. Coherent thought eluded her. She could not think. She could not speak. With a helpless gasp of pleasure, she surrendered. Her arms twined around his neck, clutching him to her. - Author: C.L. Wilson
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#36. Although Hollywood commonly portrays children in foster care as toddlers clutching teddy bears, nearly one-half are eleven or older. And about one-fifth - 103,500 - are sixteen or older. - Author: Martha Shirk
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#37. but she seemed to be made more of nerves than muscle and was always clutching at herself mentally, starting at shadows of thoughts that crept up on her. - Author: Melanie Jackson
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#38. If life on Planet Earth was really supposed to be a picnic, we would all have been born clutching gingham tablecloths. - Author: Jonathan Cainer
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#39. As the vampire drew his knife, his body relaxed. His fingers uncurled and dropped the weapon. When Zach released the vamp's other arm, it fell to his side, still clutching the tranquilizer gun. - Author: Dianne Duvall
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#40. He was just your average biker in blue denim jeans, thick-soled boots and a long-sleeved shirt underneath the leather jacket, nothing special she tried to reason with her clutching ovaries, little traitorous bastards. - Author: V. Theia
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#41. Clutching my cure
I tightly lock the door
I try to catch my breath again
I hurt much more
Than anytime before
I had no options left again - Author: Linkin Park
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#42. He reached for a tabletop and ran his hands over it, clutching the edge until his knuckles turned white.
He wanted to know that it was solid. Eddis knew that all the world would seem to him insubstantial, as if it might tear away and reveal something else infinitely larger and more terrifying. - Author: Megan Whalen Turner
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#43. As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off. - Author: Joseph Brodsky
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#44. She's clutching the worn leather journal. It's ironic how it now seems like a safety blanket for her, yet to him, it represents a tragic nightmare. - Author: Ella Frank
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#45. I thought of myself as an itinerant brain
the equivalent of a strolling player of Elizabethan times, or else a troubadour, clutching my university degree like a cheap lute. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#46. She seemed so happy, so at peace, and I wondered how anybody around me could feel that way when liquid fire was raging inside me, when fear was mingling with hope and clutching itself around my ankles. - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#47. I can see how I am always in perpetual motion through time, how I can never stop, obsessed with the past, projecting myself into the future, clutching at and always failing to grasp the wisp of now. - Author: Charles Yu
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#48. History has to live with what was here,
clutching and close to fumbling all we had -
it is so dull and gruesome how we die,
unlike writing, life never finishes. - Author: Robert Lowell
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#49. I woke with sweat beading across my forehead and my hands balled into fists clutching the sheet over my eyes. The dreams. They were back. Haunting me relentlessly. I thought they were gone ... I should've known better. (Rayne) - Author: Kimberly Brockman
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#50. Clutching our crystals and religiously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in steep decline, unable to distinguish between what's true and what feels good, we slide, almost without noticing, into superstition and darkness. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#51. So often we have a kind of vague, wistful longing that the promises of Jesus should be true. The only way really to enter into them is to believe them with the clutching intensity of a drowning man. - Author: William Barclay
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#52. It suddenly occurred to Harry how odd this would look if a Muggle were to walk up here now ... nine people, two grown men, clutching this manky old boot in the semi-darkness, waiting ... - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#53. But when Bumby nursed, his fist clutching the fabric of my robe, his eyes soft and bottomless and locked on mine, as if I were the very heart of his universe, I couldn't help but melt into him. - Author: Paula McLain
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#54. on. I'm getting cold.' Clutching the pluckers, I call her. 'Right, - Author: Matt Rudd
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#55. Be that as it may, it's all I have to work with. Clutching these faded, fading, imperfect memories to my breast, I go on writing this book with all the desperate intensity of a starving man sucking on bones. - Author: Anonymous
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#56. Sometime later, halfway between midnight and dawn, I fell asleep with my head against the polished mahogany and my hand clutching a bottle full of nothing but blue dregs and the morning's regret. - Author: Joe Ducie
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#57. My hand is clutching Sebastian's, although I'm not sure he's even aware of it after all we've been through. - Author: Theresa Braun
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#58. What? I said defensively, clutching the mink and my dignity. Since I was barefoot, mostly naked and completely hungover, I was pretty sure I grasped only one of them. - Author: Karen Chance
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#59. I guess I'm a hopeless case. No matter how much I try, his existence won't budge out of my mind. The only thing left for me to do is to focus on becoming a career woman, stay single for the rest of my life and go to my grave clutching a photo of his in my hand. - Author: Kaoru Tada
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#60. Descansado," he tells me.
"What does that mean?"
"Descansado," Rip says. "It means 'take it easy,'" he whispers, clutching the child next to him.
"Yeah?"
"It means relax. - Author: Bret Easton Ellis
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#61. And therefore a giant hammer of pure stupidity lashed out of the screen and felled me again. I lay mewling, clutching my head with my sweaty hands, whimpering for my Mommy to make it stop. MAKE IT STOP!
But it did not stop. It. Did. Not. Stop.
The Desolation of Tolkien - Author: John C. Wright
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#62. Here stands a girl clutching a knife. There is grease on the stove, blood in the air, and angry words piled in the corners. We are trained not to see it, not to see any of it ... Someone just ripped off my eyelids. - Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
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#63. Reaching for the stars, perfectionists may end up clutching at air. - Author: David D. Burns
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#64. Living is a risk,' I snapped at him. 'Every decision, every interaction, every step, every time you get out of bed in the morning, you take a risk. To survive is to know you're taking that risk and to not get out of bed clutching illusions of safety. - Author: Maria V. Snyder
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#65. The vicar's handshake was warm and reassuring, but shaking hands with Mavis was like clutching a bunch of dead twigs. - Author: Victoria Twead
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#66. For at least a century, the music has been captive to a cult of mediocre elitism that tries to manufacture self-esteem by clutching at empty formulas of intellectual superiority. - Author: Alex Ross
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#67. Whether it be Beyonce or Justin Bieber, we see singers who have absolutely nothing to offer anyone as they walk off stage clutching three Grammys in each hand. - Author: Morrissey
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#68. I shuddered hard and would have shifted, but his gloved hands were suddenly clutching at my fur. "Don't shift out here; you'll freeze. Be a good kitty and follow me home, alright? - Author: Mary Calmes
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#69. Lily exited the dark chamber of the bookseller's store clutching a small book in her grubby hands, content with her purchase. Her voice was hoarse from selling trinkets all - Author: Patty Apostolides
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#70. You must not fear that clutching at your dreams will shatter them so they run through your fingers like sand. That way lies a life spent in yearning. But yearning is only a season of dreaming, for dreams, if nurtured, become strong. - Author: Alexia Casale
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#71. She wanted me. She wanted to give herself to me. I felt unworthy to accept such a gift, but it didn't stop me from clutching it fiercely to my chest. - Author: C.J. Roberts
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#72. I can't move. I'm paralyzed in the middle of the street, like the donkey in that Aesop's fable who couldn't choose between the bales of hay. They'll find me in years to come, still frozen to the spot, clutching my credit card. - Author: Sophie Kinsella
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#73. You took thoughts, choosing them out of your store, and then, not dwelling on them, you let them slip through the fingers of your mind, never clutching at them, never dwelling on them, no concentration ... just letting them drift gently past. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#74. I am naked because I am going for a swim," he says happily. Then he laughs loudly, clutching his side. "Oh Johnny you look like an outraged Victorian chaperone. You just need a pearl necklace to clutch." He waggles his eyebrows lecherously. "I can definitely help you out with that. - Author: Lily Morton
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#75. ...clutching the Book to his chest, under his crossed arms, as if trying to press it into his ribs, until his lungs filled with letters and his heart became a pulsing paragraph. - Author: Traci Chee
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#76. I want to love you without clutching, appreciate you without judging, join you without invading, invite you without demanding, leave you without guilt, criticize you without blaming, and help you without insulting. If I can have the same from you, then we can truly meet and enrich each other. - Author: Virginia Satir
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#77. My Goddess, if only you could feel for me now...as you did then." To my surprise, he fell to his knees before me, clutching at my waist. "Danann...save me, my Goddess. Say that you love me. Promise to love to me, only me...always. - Author: Joanne Valiukas
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#78. Throat clutching from the outset! The Never List stands as a sterling example of psychological thriller writing at its best. Cancel appointments and give up on sleep. It's that kind of book. - Author: Jeffery Deaver
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#79. We sleep like that. Clutching each other like we don't want to let go. But we both know it's time to let go. - Author: J.A. Huss
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#80. Maybe I would get off you if you weren't gripping my dick. That's not my thigh you've been clutching in terror, woman, - Author: Laurann Dohner
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#81. When someone's been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it's like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you're just clutching air and grit. - Author: Jenny Han
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#82. This morning I awoke clutching your name with such reckless devotion that it turned to dust. - Author: Michael Lee
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#83. The heart, you moron!" she screeched, clutching at the stake. "It has to be the heart!" "Oh, right, thanks," I said, grabbing another sign. I screamed as I drove it home, aiming more carefully this time. - Author: Molly Harper
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#84. For real? I dropped my cell phone in a puddle this morning, couldn't find my keys, can't hold down a relationship, and here I am clutching a sharp knife about to cut someone's head open. And they could die. Who is letting me do this? This is BULLSHIT. - Author: Amanda Palmer
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#85. Still clutching each other by the arm, they turned to watch the last stones plummet over the edge.
"I don't know how many times a day I can stand to watch you almost die," Seregil gasped.
"Twice is my limit," croaked Alec, sinking to his knees. - Author: Lynn Flewelling
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#86. Hey, he's not using a holster," I said, glancing at Alex's on the dresser. He laughed out loud. "Yeah, I guess he must want something shooting off. It'd be so great if these things were true to life - the next scene would show him at hospital like, clutching himself in agony."'Angel - L.A.Weatherly - Author: L.A. Weatherly
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#87. At the bottom of every dilemma, he says, is fear, and the brain always prefers the bird in the hand to venturing into the bush, even if you are clutching a scrawny black crow. - Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty
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#88. Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#89. Dodie could often be seen at the club, clutching a white terry-cloth towel in one hand, her cigarette holder in the other, as she pedaled away on one of the club's stationary bikes. - Author: Lily Koppel
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#90. About her husband, i did actually enquire, but she held her private life so fucking tightly, like a tourist clutching a handbag on the A train,.. - Author: Peter Carey
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#91. That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head. - Author: Charlie Chaplin
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#92. He gave me his word. That means something to a man like Donovan Caine.
Yeah, it means you'll realize he's an exceptionally good liar when you're clutching your intestines and choking on your own blood on his living room floor. - Author: Jennifer Estep
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#93. His reading suggested a man swimming in the sea among the wreckage of his ship, and trying to save his life by greedily clutching first at one spar and then at another. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#94. The deeps are cold: In that darkness camaraderie does not hold: Nothing touches but, clutching, devours. - Author: Ted Hughes
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#95. She was still clutching the book. She was holding desperately on to the words who had saved her life. - Author: Markus Zusak
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#96. His tip hit her core, both of them yelling. She bucked upward at the touch, her hands clutching his shoulders. "Holy shit!" Luke cried. He breathed hard through his nose. "That as... I'm not sure... I think I might lose it... - Author: Amanda Carlson
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#97. My love for math eventually became a passion. I went to math camp when I was fourteen and came home clutching a Rubik's Cube to my chest. Math provided a neat refuge from the messiness of the real world. It marched forward, its field of knowledge expanding relentlessly, proof by proof. And - Author: Cathy O'Neil
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#98. I-I'm just - I knew you were beautiful, knew it so very well, but it's like I just woke up to the idea. There's something about you now, Soph. You exude something and I can't quite place my finger on it. You practically glow with it. You devastate me, he said, clutching at his heart. - Author: Fisher Amelie
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#99. Jesus humbled himself. He went from commanding angels to sleeping in the straw. From holding stars to clutching Mary's finger. The palm that held the universe took the nail of a soldier. Why? Because that's what love does. It puts the beloved before itself. - Author: Max Lucado
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#100. What," Scarlet breathed, clutching the bouquet, "is this?"
Wolf smiled around his canine teeth. "You are the most beautiful sight I have ever laid eyes on."
Scarlet cocked her head. "And you look like you're about to get married." There was blatant amusement in her tone. - Author: Marissa Meyer
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