American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The way of proper conduct and moral integrity. Often used with the: kept strictly to the straight and narrow.
- n. the way of proper and honest behavior
- Probably "strait and narrow," from Matthew 7:14 (Wiktionary)
- Probably alteration of "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life” (Matthew 7:14). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dream not to go to heaven by any nearer or easier way than Christ hath trained unto us in his word: the way to heaven is not easy or common, but straight and narrow (Matt.vii. 14;) yea, so narrow, that Christ protesteth that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven (Matt.xix. 23), and that those that enter are but a few (Matt.vii. 14; xxii. 14), and that those few cannot get in but by striving”
“He had a sharp-featured face with high cheekbones, a straight and narrow nose, a cruel-looking mouth, gracefully arched eyebrows, and a piercing, pale gray right eye.”
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