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seized

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

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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.
Dantes seized the handles, and strove to lift the coffer; it was impossible.
Edmond was seized with vertigo; he cocked his gun and laid it beside him.
There seemed to be a slight hint of inquiry about it, and a sudden impulse seized the other.
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.
She grappled then towards him, she seized the warrior in her foul claws."
She seized it with a convulsive hope, raised it to her lips and blew with all the strength that she had left.
With a mighty effort the ape-man wrenched himself loose, and as he slid to the ground, the dream gorilla turned ferociously upon him, seized him once more and buried great fangs in a sleek, brown shoulder.
Suddenly my clothes were seized by a strong hand, and I felt myself quickly drawn up to the surface of the sea; and I heard, yes, I heard these words pronounced in my ear:
The car was approaching the ground; but a few of the savages, more audacious than the rest, guessing that their victim was about to escape from their clutches, came back with loud yells, and Kennedy seized his rifle.
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.