gripping (part of speech: verb)
- " She does, Effie; she does indeed," said little Phil, running up to his elder sister, and clasping his arms round her light blue dress. - "A Girl in Ten Thousand", L. T. Meade.
- She deserves all the happiness you and I can give her, and if she is willing to receive me, some day, as a daughter"- Gilbert interrupted her words by clasping her in his arms. - "The Story Of Kennett", Bayard Taylor.
- If it was me, replied Amy, do you think I'd be sitting there clasping my hands agonisedly? - "Left Tackle Thayer", Ralph Henry Barbour.