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Kate's nature was limited; part of her graceful equipoise was narrowness.

To this narrowness Burns, with all his faults of style, was a stranger.

It is here that the narrowness of the mind of woman is revealed in all its meanness.

The narrowness serves to concentrate the strength and accelerate the work.

More than two could not attack him at once by virtue of the narrowness of the passage.

The loss 318 of all the food and the narrowness of his escape had sobered the younger man.

But that passion is consistent with narrowness, bigotry, inhumanity.

Whether it was the narrowness of my bunk or the heat of the night, I cannot tell, but sleep I could not.

The narrowness of his calculated morality disgusted my father.

That our sin is only bounded by the narrowness of our capacity.

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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