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Related to GRIPS: come to grips, pistol grips
GRIPSGraduate Institute for Policy Studies (est. 1977; Toyko, Japan)
GRIPSGöttingen Risk, Incidence, and Prevalence Study (Germany)
GRIPSGround-Based Infrared P-Branch Spectrometer (atmospheric physics)
GRIPSGeneral Relation-Based Information Processing System
GRIPSGCM (Global Climate Model)-Reality Intercomparison Project for SPARC (Stratospheric Processes and Their Role in Climate)
GRIPSGenerated in Real Time Instant Product Statistics
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As soon as this case was disposed of, there came into court a woman holding on with a tight grip to a man dressed like a well-to-do cattle dealer, and she came forward making a great outcry and exclaiming, "Justice, senor governor, justice
Her hands were grasping the arms of her chair, and I saw that the pink nails had turned white with the pressure of her grip.
Salford, who naturally does most of the talking, keeps tight grip of the other old man's coat.
The two men came against each other in grips, and almost before he had exerted himself the Irishman found himself in the merciless vise of a half-Nelson that buried him head and shoulders in the snow.
He fetched up against Captain Doane, whose grip had been torn loose from the rail.
The pandanus tree, to which he attached himself, turned over and over in the froth and churn; and it was only by holding on at times and waiting, and at other times shifting his grips rapidly, that he was able to get his head and Ngakura's to the surface at intervals sufficiently near together to keep the breath in them.
Old rheumatiz,' says I, when it grips me hard, `you've GOT to stop aching sometime.
I paused because, like Anthony, I find a difficulty, a sort of dread in coming to grips with old de Barral.
And Tom was becoming a new boy, though with frequent tumbles in the dirt and perpetual hard battle with himself, and was daily growing in manfulness and thoughtfulness, as every high-couraged and well-principled boy must, when he finds himself for the first time consciously at grips with self and the devil.
Laughter flitteth from him like a variegated cloud; adverse is he to thy gargling and spewing and grips in the bowels!
Through the opening the young inventor saw, in a little glade, that which caused him to take a firmer grip on his electric rifle, and also a firmer grip on his nerves.
This is a cogent vice thou hast here, carpenter; let me feel its grip once.