Definition of Straitened

1. Verb. (past of straiten) ¹



2. Adjective. squeezed or confined ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Straitened

1. straiten [v] - See also: straiten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straitened

straining beams
strainings
strainmeter
strainmeters
strainometer
strainometers
strains
straint
straintronics
straints
strait
strait-laced
strait and narrow
straited
straiten
straitened (current term)
straitened times
straitening
straitens
straiter
straitest
straiting
straitjacket
straitjacketed
straitjacketing
straitjackets
straitlaced
straitlacedly
straitlacedness
straitly

Literary usage of Straitened

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1. Sermons on Various Subjects, Evangelical, Devotional and Practical: Adapted by Joseph Lathrop (1810)
"And he expostulates with them, " Is God's spirit straitened ?" Is his hand shortened that it cannot save you ? " Are these'4 calamities " his doings ? ..."

2. The Poet at the Breakfast-table: He Talks with His Fellow-boarders and the by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1891)
"... been straitened at times for want of means. Especially he seemed to be interested in our young couple who were soon to be united. ..."

3. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1839)
"which places he could not be straitened in room, or provisions, or be compelled to fight in a place disadvantageous, or when he had no mind to it; ..."

4. Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography by James Grant Wilson, John Fiske (1898)
"he resigned his commission, on account of the straitened pecuniary circumstances of his family, which had arisen by reason of his long absence in the field. ..."

5. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1880)
"... and the more and more siege-like measures which straitened followed, there had come upon the Allies before Inker- man a change of conditions so harsh ..."

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