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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NARROW DOWN

Neither did it narrow down his interests to the sordid goal to which he aspired.

Begin at an outside circle and narrow down as you reach the camp-huts.

We were never meant to narrow down to the circle of the home, in our thoughts at least.

We'll be ready for him where the valley's narrow down there.

A cast of three or four of the best of these impressions will narrow down the circle of our investigations.

Broadly speaking, there are but two economic classes and the ultimate struggle will narrow down to two political parties.

The Post Office Directory and your own observation will narrow down the inquiry considerably.

Two newly-discovered creeds help us greatly to narrow down the limits of the problem.

But I have a dawning idea of a method by which we shall be enabled to narrow down this enquiry.

But I expected you to narrow down the number of combinations possible by making a different sort of a fool of yourself every time.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English nearu "narrow, constricted, limited; petty; causing difficulty, oppressive; strict, severe," from West Germanic *narwaz "narrowness" (cf. Frisian nar, Old Saxon naru, Middle Dutch nare, Dutch naar); not found in other Germanic languages and of unknown origin. The narrow seas (c.1400) were the waters between Great Britain and the continent and Ireland. Related: Narrowness.

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