Definitions

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  • adjective Strongly pulled together, tightly knit.

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  • adjective closely and firmly integrated

Etymologies

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tight + knit.

Examples

  • "People don't tend to think it's going to happen up here," said Karen Ramsey, of Lancaster, referring to the tight-knit, rural community.

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  • The pastor generally avoids private interviews, surrounding himself with a tight-knit loyal staff.

    American Grace

  • Socially, she has maintained a tight-knit group of friends, some of whom have moved to Washington and work in the administration, and some of whom she has reconnected with since moving here.

    Michelle Obama's unfolding legacy

  • Emerging-market governments and their private-sector allies commonly form a tight-knit — and, most of the time, genteel — oligarchy, running the country rather like a profit-seeking company in which they are the controlling shareholders.

    The Quiet Coup

  • There was such a pride, and it was such a tight-knit community.

    Reader's Guide to Super Bowl XLV (#SB45)

  • They each came from extremely tight-knit families and expressed how much they valued family above all.

    My Fair Wedding

  • But we're a tight-knit group, so it was really a fun and relaxed creative atmosphere.

    Friday Night Lights Comes to an End: The Cast Says Good-Bye with Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

  • Second, because as so many of our brave troops, Nunn comes from that typical small-town America, with a tight-knit community, with a small high school and a great high school band -- Nunn was the band's second chair trombone player -- with its Dairy Queen and its Dollar Store, its historic square and its Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

    Dorian de Wind: America's '100-Year Wars'

  • Molly and Gary start out as outsiders in a tight-knit community, and I loved it that those who were most suspicious turned out in the book to be the most nurturing.

    A conversation with novelist Caroline Leavitt about Girls In Trouble

  • One source, who described the discussions on the retransmission fees issue as "tight-knit, high-level, early stage", said that while a concerted effort by the broadcasters is what is really needed, care has to be taken not to cross the line into anti-competitive collusion.

    Would Sky pay to keep the Abbey habit?

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