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grasping (comparative more grasping, superlative most grasping)

  1. Greedy, eager for wealth.
    • 1990, Robert Fagles (translator), The Iliad:
      Just how, Agamemnon, great field marshal . . . most grasping man alive, how can the generous Argives give you prizes now? I know of no troves of treasure, piled, lying idle, anywhere.

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grasping

  1. present participle of grasp

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grasping (plural graspings)

  1. The act of one who grasps or covets.
    • 2009, Jed McKenna, Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment
      These are my connections, my attachments. Maybe all I really am is the sum of all these connections, these fearful longings and graspings.

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