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seized

To have seisin,as in “He was seized of certain real property described as... .“

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She grappled then towards him, she seized the warrior in her foul claws.
Quasimodo looked him full in the face, a trembling seized him, and he released the priest and shrank back.
Iwanich, who felt sorry for the poor creature, seized it in his arms and flung it into the stream.
But the Prince, who was sorry for the poor bird, seized the branch of a tree and hit out at the ravens with it; terrified at this unexpected onslaught they flew away, leaving many of their number dead or wounded on the battlefield.
There seemed to be a slight hint of inquiry about it, and a sudden impulse seized the other.
For four years, now, Jurgis had been wondering and blundering in the depths of a wilderness; and here, suddenly, a hand reached down and seized him, and lifted him out of it, and set him upon a mountain-top, from which he could survey it all--could see the paths from which he had wandered, the morasses into which he had stumbled, the hiding places of the beasts of prey that had fallen upon him.
At this moment a shadow passed rapidly before the opening; Dantes seized his gun, sprang through the opening, and mounted the stair.
Plummet-like he fell for a thousand feet and then the storm seized him in its giant clutch and bore him far aloft again.
He took him on his knee and seized the opportunity to pull seven white hairs out of his tail, and put them on one side till they were needed.
Near one o'clock in the morning, I was seized with dreadful fatigue.
The crowd of blacks, when they saw the balloon over their heads, like a huge comet with a train of dazzling light, were seized with a terror that may be readily imagined.
The wagons that had reached the hussars had been consigned to an infantry regiment, but learning from Lavrushka that the transport was unescorted, Denisov with his hussars had seized it by force.