TIGHT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TIGHT
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tight
 a.  fixed, fastened, or closed firmly; hard to move
 a.  stretched so as to leave no slack; not loose
Classic Sentence: (201 in 14 pages)
1  Mammy carefully dropped the twelve yards of green sprigged muslin over the mountainous petticoats and hooked up the back of the tight, low-cut basque.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  She tried to draw deep breaths but Mammy's lacings were too tight.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  We are fighting the Yankees' new rifles with Revolutionary War muskets, and soon the blockade will be too tight for even medical supplies to slip in.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  Miss Hope, death in her face, sat erect beside her, holding her sister's skirt in a tight grasp.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  In his eyes, there was a fagged, haunted look, and the sunburned skin was tight across the fine bones of his face--her same handsome Ashley, yet so very different.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  His coat and trousers were actually of the same material and they fitted him, instead of hanging in folds or being almost too tight for movement.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  With a tight grip on her he dragged her several paces away from the wagon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  If she could only be rid of her tight stays, the collar that choked her and the slippers still full of sand and gravel that blistered her feet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  Little close-set eyes, squinting in the sun glare, calmly surveyed the house from beneath the visor of his tight blue cap.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  Swift as a panther, Rhett was beside her, his heavy hand across her mouth, his arm tight about her waist.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  She bent and twisted every way against the iron of his arm, her heart near bursting, her tight stays cutting off her breath.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  Talking to Rhett was comparable only to one thing, the feeling of ease and comfort afforded by a pair of old slippers after dancing in a pair too tight.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  She was uncomfortable in the tight black dress she had borrowed from Mrs. Meade, for she had had no time to get mourning clothes for herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  Scarlett lay back in her chair and unbuttoned the two top buttons of her tight basque.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
15  Immediately the fires which smoldered beneath tight basques flamed wildly and the two organizations split up and glared hostilely.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
Example Sentence: (59 in 4 pages)
16  Someone had furnished the place on a tight budget.
17  As you know, I run the magazine on a pretty tight budget.
18  Statistics paint a sobering picture — unemployment, tight credit, lower home values, sluggish job growth.
19  Can you hold me tight as ever as I know you still love me.
20  I've got a tight feeling in my stomach.
21  Throughout the exercise, focus on keeping your abs tight.
22  The former dictator still keeps a tight grip on power.
23  I feel so free without those tight clothes.
24  It'll be tight, but I guess I'll just about manage.
25  She twisted her hair into a tight knot.
26  Hang on tight - it's going to be a very bumpy ride.
27  He still had me in a tight hold.
28  The soldiers keep a tight hold of the rifle.
29  The screw was so tight that it wouldn't move.
30  Changes in temperature occur slowly and are constrained within relatively tight bounds.