gripped (part of speech: verb)
- In one hand he clutched the dead end of a cigarette. - "Love Stories", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
- A little too late he felt a depth below him; it was as though a cold wave washed through his heart, and he clutched wildly at the air for some support. - "Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2", Martin Anderson Nexo.
- Lady Angela clutched my arm, and for a moment I did not in the least care what had happened to the Prince. - "The Betrayal", E. Phillips Oppenheim.