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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.
Lebanon maintained their viselike grip on proceedings following the breakthrough, with the brunt of their attacks emanating from Maatouk's side.
It is the editing of the film, its labile shifts between still images and moving footage, and its disturbance of scale, of distinction between animate and inanimate matter, that give its reflections on genocide a viselike grip on the viewer.
This is the tradition," he says, wrenching this correspondent's hands in a viselike grip.
Real social or even political change may yet be a long way off, creeping at the glacial pace of tectonic plates, as autocratic elites continue to maintain a viselike grip on power resources.
With duty, with obligation, with honour, with an unspoken but viselike grip of emotional debt.
Far from eating nuts, seeds and other hard foods seemingly suited to its viselike jaws, this now-extinct hominid mainly munched grasses and flowering plants called sedges, which include papyrus, says a team led by geochemist Thure Cerling of the University of Utah.
Pregnancy has put Olivia's life in danger, and internal focalization through Edward brings intimate details of the scene to the reader: "The major shivered with apprehension as the slender hand which he held in his own contracted nervously and in a spasm of pain clutched his fingers in a viselike grip" (1).
His experience, meanwhile, shows why it is not desirable: true idealities are viselike idees fixe.
And, finally, rationalizing Sacramento's policies on crime and punishment would put an end to the viselike grip that corrections' officers unions hold on public policy in this area.
After I double-checked my viselike grip on the sled and jumped on the runners, a simple "All right
The tracking shot traps us in a viselike way that anticipates the way both Rick and we will be trapped by the terrible plot of corruption, murder, and betrayal that will soon--has already begun to--close in upon Rick, and us.