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He picked up the notebook, his breath cold in his constricted throat.

It came to her like a blow, almost forcing a gasp from her constricted throat.

The constricted living of flats had not come into existence.

Her emotion moistened her eyes and constricted her throat muscles.

Because you were constricted, physically, psychically, and emotionally.

He did not know how powerful were the hands that had constricted him there.

Its fronds are constricted at intervals, taper at the tip, and grow in tufts.

In the half meridian of the shell about ten to twelve tubules, nearly cylindrical, but constricted in the middle.

Hence, his appeal to the female Penates took this constricted form.

Peristome small, constricted, scarcely one-fourth as broad as the shell, with twelve to fifteen short triangular vertical feet.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin constrictus, past participle of constringere "compress" (see constrain). A direct borrowing from Latin of the same word which, via French, became constrain. Related: Constricted; constricting.

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