clench

All Verb Noun
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  • Sometimes he held a letter from his wife hard clenched in one powerful hand. Cited from The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Then they came down slowly until they were at his sides, still clenched hard. Cited from The Desert Valley, by Jackson Gregory
  • He was standing near his bed, his back to the door, his hands clenched. Cited from The Dark Forest, by Hugh Walpole
  • He grew suddenly white, and brought his clenched hand heavily down on the table. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 22. October, 1878, by Various
  • Now his hands, which had been clenched, opened out and a new light came into his eyes. Cited from The Girl of the Golden West, by David Belasco
  • She must needs clench her hands and set her teeth and bear her lot. Cited from A String of Amber Beads, by Martha Everts Holden
  • Once outside her own door she clenched her hands and fought back her rising emotion. Cited from Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College, by Jessie Graham Flower
  • She stood at the window with the letter clenched in her hand. Cited from The Four Feathers, by A. E. W. Mason
  • She clenched the letter and told herself that her explanation must be real. Cited from His Second Wife, by Ernest Poole
  • He might put out his hand, clench it; the thin air made no answer. Cited from Half A Chance, by Frederic S. Isham
  • The queen rose suddenly from her seat, pale as death, and her hands clenched together. Cited from The Vicomte de Bragelonne, by Alexandre Dumas
  • He stood a moment, facing her; then his hands clenched and he turned away. Cited from The Odds, by Ethel M. Dell
  • She opened her arms, stretched them towards the picture, and clenched both hands. Cited from His Masterpiece, by Emile Zola
  • He clenched his fingers into his hair as the situation came out clear and hard before his brain. Cited from By What Authority?, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • I'll sit and clench my teeth and never tell you one thing. Cited from The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The only sign of feeling he gave was in the slow clenching of one hand. Cited from The Rocks of Valpre, by Ethel May Dell
  • And then, she was standing on her feet with her hands clenched in his against his breast. Cited from Leonie of the Jungle, by Joan Conquest
  • Her eyes were proud and she looked the officer full in the face, her hands clenched. Cited from The Black Cross, by Olive M. Briggs
  • Again came the voice from the telephone, and again she clenched her hands. Cited from His Second Wife, by Ernest Poole
  • His hands were still clenched as he turned from the window. Cited from The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell
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Meaning of clench

  • verb Hold in a tight grasp
    clench a steering wheel
  • verb Squeeze together tightly
    clench one's jaw