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He watched her, while she narrowed her eyes in deep thought.

We can not permit ourselves to be narrowed and dwarfed by slogans and phrases.

From the viewpoint of centuries, the questions that come to us are narrowed and few.

He was looking far past Linda and now his eyes were narrowed in thought.

Kingozi's attention, however, now narrowed to a smaller circle than the casual.

In an instant the world and everything in it had narrowed to the two of us.

I could read as much in her narrowed eyes as she tried for aplomb with her guests.

Her eyes had narrowed in a way I well knew when she reviewed the social field.

With a glance at me he narrowed his eyes in friendly calculation.

The Doctor shook his head, and narrowed his eyes in thought.

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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