Procrustean bed

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synonyms for Procrustean bed

On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Procrustean bed, such as: arbitrary standard, bed of procrustes, and instrument of torture.

How to use Procrustean bed in a sentence

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

    The Gate of Appreciation | Carleton Noyes
  • On its Procrustean bed the stunted members of the race are racked; the giants are cut down.

    The Joyful Heart | Robert Haven Schauffler
  • But they had no right to tyrannise over others, and tie them down to their own Procrustean bed.

    Mary Barton | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Iron-bound, impersonal ethics, the Procrustean bed of rules, he soon saw at their true value as the deification of averages.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Freethought has no Procrustean bed upon which it may bring all of its constituency to one and the same size.

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