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 Meanings and Examples of STRAIT
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strait
 n.  a narrow area of sea that connects two larger areas of sea
 a.  narrow or not broad
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  But now, even the most strait laced felt that patriotism called upon them to be more broad minded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  Alone in his canoe, he paddled off to a distant strait, which he knew the ship must pass through when she quitted the island.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
3  It appeared as if Webb, with his army, which lay slumbering on the banks of the Hudson, had utterly forgotten the strait to which his countrymen were reduced.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
4  No, sir, thank Heaven we are not yet in such a strait that it can be said Munro is too much pressed to discharge the little domestic duties of his own family.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
5  The well-known crack of a rifle, whose ball came skipping along the placid surface of the strait, and a shrill yell from the island, interrupted his speech, and announced that their passage was discovered.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
6  This time, from the expression in her eyes it was apparently something in the nature of a strait waistcoat.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
7  Thus as his sight grew accustomed to the first blinding halo kindled about him by love and beauty, Yeobright began to perceive what a strait he was in.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
8  Just now it's the fashion to be hideous, to make your head look like a scrubbing brush, wear a strait jacket, orange gloves, and clumping square-toed boots.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
9  Seeing him, I felt that I was in a dangerous strait indeed, and I kept my eyes upon him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
10  Hell is a strait and dark and foul-smelling prison, an abode of demons and lost souls, filled with fire and smoke.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
11  Priam himself at once commands his shackles and strait bonds to be undone, and thus speaks with kindly words: "Whoso thou art, now and henceforth dismiss and forget the Greeks: thou shalt be ours."
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
12  I must never let him dream what straits we're in, not till I've got him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
13  This rampart is pierced by several sally-ports for the convenience of ships and whales; conspicuous among which are the straits of Sunda and Malacca.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
14  By the straits of Sunda, chiefly, vessels bound to China from the west, emerge into the China seas.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
15  As if too long lurking behind the headlands, till the Pequod should fairly have entered the straits, these rascally Asiatics were now in hot pursuit, to make up for their over-cautious delay.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
Example Sentence:
1  Egypt is a long country, but it is strait, that is to say narrow, for they may not enlarge it toward the desert, for default of water.
2  I thought of the life that lay before me -- _your_ life, sir -- an existence more expansive and stirring than my own: as much more so as the depths of the sea to which the brook runs are than the shallows of its own strait channel.
3  The oil terminal is in the narrow strait that separates the island from the mainland.
4  Yemen commands the strait at the southern end of the Red Sea.
5  After the war the county's economy was in dire straits.