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  • adjective comparative form of strait: more strait

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Examples

  • I fancy if she ever lets you into her inner case, you would only find just what has been tormenting and dragging your own life out of you - the same sort of things - only 'her great dragon underground, in straiter fetters bound,' had not been let loose for a long time.

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Wherefore the lexicographer adviseth a striving toward the straiter resemblance of the Average Man than he hath to himself.

    Devil Gallery for Day Four. | Mind on Fire

  • “If this passage grow any straiter, the raft will hardly pass, and I cannot turn back; so I shall inevitably perish miserably in this place.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And in such condition my course continued down the channel which now grew wide and then straiter till, sore aweary by reason of the darkness which could be felt, I fell asleep, as I lay prone on the raft, and

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A definition, like the barke with the tree, is to be neither straiter nor larger than the thing defined; and so it comprehend all, the shorter it is, the better.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • A definition, like the barke with the tree, is to be neither straiter nor larger than the thing defined; and so it comprehend all, the shorter it is, the better.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • A definition, like the barke with the tree, is to be neither straiter nor larger than the thing defined; and so it comprehend all, the shorter it is, the better.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • A definition, like the barke with the tree, is to be neither straiter nor larger than the thing defined; and so it comprehend all, the shorter it is, the better.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Our Saviour, with good reason, binds his followers with a straiter bond, permitting no place at all for a voluntary and arbitrary oath.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • I find it stated, moreover, on the authority of Sir G. Paul's _Life of Whitgift_, that Cartwright acknowledged the generosity of Whitgift, and admitted "his bond of duty to the Archbishop to be so much the straiter, as it was without any desert of his own."

    Notes and Queries, Number 24, April 13, 1850

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