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There it is again—a fine-drawn, shrill, piercing cry as of some animal in trouble.

These fine-drawn speculations, however, are a sheer waste of breath.

Something like this I have heard, but it seems too fine-drawn a conclusion.

I, who am not so fine-drawn, had found the last hour a little trying.

There could be no better audience for the fine-drawn arguments which such a controversy demands.

If you want subtle distinctions and fine-drawn differences, you must try elsewhere.

As the door closed, Kirkwood swung impulsively to Brentwick, with the brief, uneven laugh of fine-drawn nerves.

One singer, whose appearance was always a signal for laughter, had to deliver a fine-drawn sentimental melody.

The fine-drawn distinctions of such men were quickly brushed aside by the aggressive self-confidence of the inquisitors.

The premises are assumed without sufficient investigation, while the reasonings are fine-drawn and flimsy.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.