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- adv. In a taut manner, tightly, tensely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a taut manner; tightly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a taut manner
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The effect of the false normalcy is to twist the building tensions of subsequent abnormalities all the more tautly.
A tautly told tale of psychological tension and chilling moral complexity, The Last Secret accelerates to a shattering conclusion as it explores the irreparable consequences of one family's crimes of the heart.
Pianoforte, the variation of sound from quiet to loud, is set in motion almost instantaneously as steel strings tautly attached to felt-covered hammers feel the vibration.
As it was not possible to manufacture enormous single sheets of film, each image was a sort of celluloid tapestry, made from 41 strips of positive transparencies later versions used only 20, made on special enlargers in Rochester, N.Y., each piece stretched across a frame and hooked tautly in place over the station floor.
It required an economy of breath to speak, making her voice tautly low and impatient.
A flash of bitter and taunting mockery broke across her tautly held features.
Gorgeously directed by noir master Jule Dassin (The Naked City) and tautly written by A.I. Bezzerides, adapting his own gritty novel.
Those unholy gems spelled it out for you in tautly scripted verse.
I was a tight wire inside, stretched so tautly I thought I might break and cry, but I held my breath and kept a firm lid on my well of tears.
Yet at his best this director provided thoughtful, tautly paced and satisfying entertainment.