from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality or condition of being narrow, in any sense of that word.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The condition or quality of being narrow.
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- noun uncountable the state of being
- noun countable a
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- noun a restriction of range or scope
- noun a small margin
- noun the property of being narrow; having little width
- noun an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
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He regretted what he termed the narrowness of the Public
Indeed, her lifelong familiarity with what she termed the narrowness of a small community made her the more intolerant, now that its groove was closing about her for a second time.
Southern jealousy in this regard ultimated inevitably in Southern narrowness,
She calls the narrowness of Woody Allen's focus "self-absorption."
The Hinayana, or narrow vehicle, is not all that narrow in its view: the narrowness is the immediacy of focus on the individual practitioner himself or herself, the goal being soso tharpa (Tibetan: individual liberation from suffering in samsara).
But the men of the clique live together because they have the same kind of soul, and their narrowness is a narrowness of spiritual coherence and contentment, like that which exists in hell.
To the virtuous and deserving among the Americans, nothing can be more disagreeable than national reflections; they are, and must be, in the eyes of every judicious man, odious and contemptible, and bespeak a narrowness of soul which the virtuous are strangers to.
It makes us more tolerant toward a certain narrowness, which is often provincial and sometimes almost parochial.
In reading Alfieri, I am always struck with what I may call the narrowness of his tragedies.
My press has no rank but from its narrowness, that is, from the paucity of its editions, and from being a volunteer.