TIGHTEN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of tighten
Definition:
v. draw tighter; straiten; make closer in any manner.
Example:
You can tighten the chain without tools, and the wide bar prevents overheating even in tough conditions.
Sentence in Classic:
The thought of speaking of Melanie now, of making the inevitable arrangements that follow a death made her throat tighten.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
In the porch and in the yard the men whom Petya had armed with swords and daggers, with trousers tucked inside their high boots and with belts and girdles tightened, were taking leave of those remaining behind.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The men rapidly picked out their horses in the semidarkness, tightened their saddle girths, and formed companies.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
For, now, the rope came in, tightened and strained to its utmost as it appeared, and the men turned heavily, and the windlass complained.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Once, in the stillness, the call of a bird in a mountain ash was so like her laughter that his heart tightened and then grew large; and all these things made him see that something must be done at once.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton Context
The Yankee blockade about the Confederate ports had tightened, and luxuries such as tea, coffee, silks, whalebone stays, colognes, fashion magazines and books were scarce and dear.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
It came to her then more bitterly than ever that Beth was slowly drifting away from her, and her arms instinctively tightened their hold upon the dearest treasure she possessed.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
For a few minutes the struggle was intensely critical; for while they still slacked out the tightened line in one direction, and still plied their oars in another, the contending strain threatened to take them under.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Laying down his spear, Mezentius whirled thrice round his head the tightened cord of his whistling sling, pierced him full between the temples with the molten bullet, and stretched him all his length upon the sand.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
He was saying some last word to her but the eagerness in his manner tightened abruptly into formality as several people approached him to say goodbye.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context