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synonyms for procrustean-bed

  • arbitrary standard
  • bed of Procrustes
  • instrument of torture
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How to use procrustean-bed in a sentence

She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
The embankment or road-bed was commenced by gigantic piling, and is very broad and substantial.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Gaze not upon another man's wife, and be not inquisitive after his handmaid, and approach not her bed.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
A little boy had been quarrelling with his sister named Muriel just before going to bed.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
She folded them tightly in a handkerchief, and thrust the parcel as far as her arm could reach between the mattress and the bed.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
It was depressing to think of going to bed in such circumstances with the yelling of an Arctic storm for a lullaby.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Upon this he went to bed again, fell asleep, and dreamed a fourth time as before.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
The scarlet calico canopy was again set up over the bed, and the woven cradle, on its red manzanita frame, stood near.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
The child asleep again, he laid it on its bed, and then sat far into the night thinking barrenly.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
He did not think of the matter again till just as he was getting into bed, when he noticed a red stain upon his handkerchief.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
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