She was quiet for a moment, grappling with emotions that kept clouding her judgment.
He paused, grappling with the truth.
After a moment grappling with her mixed emotions, she got up and called a portal.
"Weirder. Like …" she paused, grappling with some way to explain things.
His chief agent, Captain (afterwards Sir William) Sleeman, with several competent assistants, and the co-operation of a number of native states, succeeded in completely grappling with the evil, so that up to October 1835 no fewer than 1562 Thugs had been committed, of which number 382 were hanged and 986 transported or imprisoned for life.