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 Meanings and Examples of CONSTRICT
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constrict
 v.  restrict; shrink; make smaller or narrower by binding or squeezing
Classic Sentence:
1  From that glass door the pale-faced man went to the count's bedroom and raised with a constricted hand the curtain of a window overlooking the court-yard.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 92. The Suicide.
2  But his heart was racing, his stomach was constricted.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
3  What my sensations were no language can describe; but just as they all rose, stifling my breath and constricting my throat, a girl came up and passed me: in passing, she lifted her eyes.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
4  Not yet," she said, as gently as the constriction of her throat would permit, "but we will be, soon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  "We've come a long way since those days, Ashley," she said, trying to steady her voice, trying to fight the constriction in her throat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
6  Her body ached with fatigue, and with the constriction of her attitude in Gerty's bed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
7  His chest heaved once, as if his large heart, weary of despotic constriction, had expanded, despite the will, and made a vigorous bound for the attainment of liberty.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
8  In exchange for his silence Athos drank enough for four, and without appearing to be otherwise affected by wine than by a more marked constriction of the brow and by a deeper sadness.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 27 THE WIFE OF ATHOS
Example Sentence:
1  Freezing temperatures also constrict peripheral blood vessels, further stressing the heart.
2  And then a spasm constricted her mouth for an instant: as it passed away she turned and left the room, and so did I.
3  Italy was left with an increasingly constricted economy that has grown at less than 1% on average per year in the last decade.
4  Greed and aggressiveness constricted the nation's cultural life.
5  Her throat constricted and she swallowed hard.