Graspless

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Graspless Without a grasp; relaxed. "From my graspless hand Drop friendship's precious pearls."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • graspless Incapable of grasping; relaxed; weak.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Graspless feeble, relaxed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. graspengrapsen, as clasp—M. E. claspen; allied to grope, grapple.

Usage

In literature:

He took the pen in his graspless hand, and essayed to write.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
A moment later it fell from his graspless fingers to the floor.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The hatchet dropped from Ewan's graspless fingers, and he covered his face.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
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