TAUT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TAUT
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taut
 a.  pulled or drawn tight; kept in trim shape; neat and tidy
Classic Sentence:
1  She's my sister now, and Ashley bent and touched her cheek with cold lips, his face drawn and taut.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
2  Her nerves taut with suspense, she turned on him as swiftly as an angry cat, hot words bubbling to her lips, but he stopped them with a gesture.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  Scarlett caught sight of Phil Meade and hardly recognized him, so black was his face with powder and grime, so taut with strain and weariness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  Melanie hung onto it as though it were a life line, straining, pulling it taut, slackening it, tearing it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  Scarlett's taut nerves almost cracked as a sudden noise sounded in the underbrush near them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  She knew from his taut expression that he was not listening to Aunt Bessie but herding his own thoughts, and that he would interrupt her bluntly.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  As they went cutting sidewise through the water, the sails bellied taut, with the wind filling and overflowing them.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XII
8  In taut plump curves her scarf blew round her shoulders.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
9  But their face was taut, and their eyes were dark.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWO
Example Sentence:
1  He kept his eyes on the road ahead, his face taut with concentration.
2  The clothes line is pulled taut and secured.
3  The skin of the drum is taut.
4  His skin was stretched taut across his cheekbones.
5  The captain maintained that he ran a taut ship.