Thesaurus / procrustean

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

But they had no right to tyrannise over others, and tie them down to their own procrustean bed.

Mary BartonElizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

It is revealed as the Procrustean bed which cramps us up until we ache inside.

NonsenseorshipG. G. Putnam and Others

They are too often broken outright on the Procrustean bed; they are probably always disfigured.

Familiar Studies of Men and BooksRobert Louis Stevenson

To him the judicial office was a Procrustean one of fitting each case to the legal bed, if necessary by a surgical operation.

Iron-bound, impersonal ethics, the procrustean bed of rules, he soon saw at their true value as the deification of averages.

Memoir of Fleeming JenkinRobert Louis Stevenson

Then by a Procrustean process he packs the complex and irregular facts into his scheme.

Domesday Book and BeyondFrederic William Maitland

He was clad, as usual, in an immaculate gray frock-coat, and showed no trace of the Procrustean bed he sleeps in.

Diplomatic DaysEdith O'Shaughnessy

Freethought has no procrustean bed upon which it may bring all of its constituency to one and the same size.

On its Procrustean bed the stunted members of the race are racked; the giants are cut down.

The Joyful HeartRobert Haven Schauffler

It is an error to suppose that beauty must be racked on a procrustean bed of formula.

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