viselike


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Adj.1.viselike - clamped as in a viseviselike - clamped as in a vise; "a viselike grip"
tight - closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "tight skirts"; "he hated tight starched collars"; "fingers closed in a tight fist"; "a tight feeling in his chest"
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I saw that it was useless to hope that I might release my arm from that powerful, viselike grip which seemed to be severing my arm from my body.
Or, most of the time, in the viselike grip of our hands.
Esanu also placed an untitled 1930 canvas by Omar Onsi in a ramshackle frame on a viselike, waist-high white plinth, so viewers could circle it and see the two very different nudes painted on either side, one demure and dark-haired, eyes askance, beside a sheet or a window; the other more traditionally goddess-like, facing yet another wall-mounted Onsi canvas of a bold and exuberant nude with her body arched back on a rock by the sea.
Even the big players know that they will eventually have to relax their viselike grip on the sector amid the growing clamor for reforms.
Lebanon maintained their viselike grip on proceedings following the breakthrough, with the brunt of their attacks emanating from Maatouk's side.
With duty, with obligation, with honour, with an unspoken but viselike grip of emotional debt.
Hobsbawm's career testifies once more to the seeming immortality of Marx's abstract formulae and denigrations in his 1844 tirade "On the Jewish Question," as Bernstein's does to the possibility of breaking its viselike grip.
Larger prey, like fully grown wild boars or even antelope, are dragged below the water's surface and held in a viselike grip until they drown, then are devoured piece by piece.