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Definition of "grasping" []

  • Exceedingly eager for material gain; avaricious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grasping" in a sentence
  • "As for cognition of the impure appearances of seemingly true existence, the term grasping for true existence (bden-par grub-pa) has two meanings."
  • "One thing that movement conservatives have a hard time grasping is that so-called “characterological conservatives” do not necessarily (or even frequently) have any interest or anything in common with “conservatism” as an ideological movement."
  • "Part of the difficulty in grasping the morality of this novel lies in the fact that Julia Glass gives very little indication as to what we are supposed to think."