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  • n. One who suffers from claustrophobia.

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  • n. a person suffering from claustrophobia


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  • Thirty-three west basin days, and I am sick to death of this campshack, its ceilinged sleep coins me claustrophobe.

    Strange Bedfellows

  • I found the early parts of movie featuring the women crawling through narrow caves uncomfortable to watch as an admitted cave-claustrophobe myself and the scene involving the setting of a splintered bone is similarly like to cause averted eyes.

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  • It should be noted, regarding Hammett's disinclination to sell out his employer in this story, that this desperately ill, lifelong claustrophobe, an old man at the age of fifty-seven, spent twenty-two weeks in federal prison during the Red-baiting fifties because he refused to give up the names of men who had trusted him.

    Locked Rooms

  • Also, truth to tell, I have always been a bit of a claustrophobe, and the edginess that comes from suppressing an irritating and irrational fear, combined with my current far-from-irrational caution about venturing into a London bristling, for all I knew, with knife-wielding youths all too willing to pick up where their colleague had left off, made me regret that the chief inspector had not decided to keep me locked up overnight.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women

  • What no one but the defendant knew at the time was that he was a severe claustrophobe; he couldn't do time.


  • I am not a claustrophobe, but a coffin would be roomier.

    Podkayne Of Mars

  • A journey through the Mountain State convinces the traveler that on her side of the Blue Ridge West Virginia offers as many wonders under the earth as above it, if one is not a claustrophobe.

    Blue Ridge Country

  • Manhattan is crazy alive right now, the streets and sidewalks no place for the claustrophobe, the unmistakable jingle-jangle of commerce playing above the familiar din.

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  • Read The Young Unicorns by Madeleine L’Engle — you can tell she worried about losing her kids in New York City, especially underground; this woman must have been a claustrophobe.

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  • In any case, a Belter would hardly be a claustrophobe. "

    Minnesota Menage


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