Definition of Strait and narrow

1. Noun. The way of proper and honest behavior. "He taught his children to keep strictly to the straight and narrow"

Exact synonyms: Straight And Narrow
Generic synonyms: Path, Way, Way Of Life



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strait And Narrow

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strait and narrow (current term)
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Literary usage of Strait and narrow

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1. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1848)
"Now, in a humble, lowly calm, with watchfulness unto prayer, and that continually, a plain path in the strait and narrow way seems set before me; ..."

2. A Brief Memoir of Elizabeth Fry by London Tract Association of Friends (1860)
"How does the radiance of " the peace of God" shine on the strait and narrow path, which Jesus assures us leads to life ! And when the fleeting and uncertain ..."

3. Our Pastors' Offering: A Compilation from the Writings of the Pastors of the by Chandler Robbins (1845)
"... THE strait and narrow ¥AY. BY JOSHUA OEE. [Ordained December 18kb, 1723 ; died May Z2d, 1748, aged 51.] A LIFE of faith, repentance, and new obedience ..."

4. New Granada: Twenty Months in the Andes by Isaac Farwell Holton (1857)
"A Ford.—Inquisitiveness.—Equivocal Generation.— Crossing the Magdalena.—Strait and narrow Way.—Espinal.—Live Snake.— Late Breakfast. ..."

5. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Churchby John Chrysostom, Augustine by John Chrysostom, Augustine (1908)
"For strait and narrow was the way, which he did shew. Each goodly thing is hardest to begin : But entered in, a spacious court they see, ..."

6. The Homilies of S. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, on the by John Chrysostom (1843)
"But this way," it will be said, " is strait and narrow." Well, but the former, through which thou hast come, is not strait and narrow only, ..."

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