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  • n. Plural form of shut-in.


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  • It was during a meeting with one of the many shady, rheumy-eyed CEOs who offered me endorsement deals that the guy actually said, You will be great selling things on this new network, because as women buy more things from TV, they go outside less, and sooner or later they become shut-ins, which is, to put it bluntly, an actual captive audience.

    Roseanne Archy

  • The long-term debate about changing weather was put aside for immediate concern for the elderly and the shut-ins, while the children went weeks without school.

    Excerpt: The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

  • My husband and I have donated several cars to them and, while of course they don't give you the name of the recipient, it's gratifying to know that we helped a single mother keep her home by providing a means for her to get to and from work, or that a charity that delivers meals to AIDS patients and other shut-ins is now using our former van.

    Color of Money Live

  • Then Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools emerged and expanded the internet's potential as an engine of dialogue and mobilization well beyond the whims of narcissistic shut-ins.

    Sharon L. Butler: Jerry Saltz's Burden

  • Although they were in business for many years, much of their spare time was spent delivering meals on wheels to shut-ins, tutoring poor children after school in reading, or working with the Salvation Army.

    The Law of Happiness

  • Watching people at the stations, isolated people, the shut-ins, the people who like to party.

    Well-Respected Man

  • One of my relatives told me that Norwegian health care includes visits to shut-ins to play cards, read out loud, or just hang out.

    Ellen Snortland: Sicko Reprise, Please

  • Help the Sick: These days people are reluctant to be around too much illness, for fear they will be afflicted with the same thing, but if you are susceptible to illness, there are still many ways to minister to the sick or the shut-ins.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Some companies have evacuated nonessential personnel from platforms as a precaution, even as output is returning to normal after shut-ins caused by Tropical Storm Lee last weekend.

    Crude Falls on Weak Euro, Equities

  • In fact, some people are quite excited to get them for shut-ins to watch.

    p_n_elrod: Not a lot happening


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