gripping and well written, it speaks to how easily humans can be turned against each other.
As Entertainment Weekly reviewed, "Haley, full of spitting fury and loathing, makes [Rorschach] a gripping hellion."
Is there light competition among the cast to see who has the most gripping storyline?
But it happened, and historian John Ferling chronicles how in a gripping epic.
In the Shadow of Freedom by Tchicaya Missamou The inspiring, gripping memoir of a true American hero.
Cliff felt his stride falter, saw Vilma stumble, and he hurled himself forward furiously, gripping her arm.
"I'm not a bit calm," replied Nan, gripping her bag fiercely.
Only her anchor held her, such a little anchor, such a gripping anchor!
I was gripping my throat in my hand; I was trying desperately to cry out.
"If I remember rightly, it was you who had the worst of that little encounter," retorted Philip, gripping Tim's hand strongly.
Old English grippan "to grip, seize, obtain" (class I strong verb; past tense grap, past participle gripen), from West Germanic *gripjan (cf. Old High German gripfen "to rob," Old English gripan "to seize;" see gripe). Related: Gripped; gripping. French gripper "to seize," griffe "claw" are Germanic loan-words.
fusion of Old English gripe "grasp, clutch" and gripa "handful, sheaf" (see grip (v.)). Meaning "stage hand" is from 1888, from their work shifting scenery.
[second sense a shortening of gripsack]