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noun as in water channel

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The straightest of strait-laced operators – who see search as a powerful and useful customer touchpoint, are tarnished with the same brush as the sketchiest of spammers and scammers who are still alive and well within the industry.

I don’t want to downplay the dire straits that our elementary school kids are facing, but I don’t think taking away resources from middle and high schools kids is the answer — at least not in the numbers they are asking.

Still, with millions of Americans out of work and in increasingly desperate straits, some lawmakers are growing more vocal with their fears about the risks of not reaching an agreement quickly.

Prospect officials never disclosed the plan’s dire straits during the state approval process.

Whatever the cause, the havoc this week leaves some teams, like the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos, in pretty dire straits.

About $10 billion was earmarked to build a bridge across the Kerch Strait, with its unpredictable currents during spring floods.

All were led by William Barents, he of the famous strait, who sought to find a shorter trade route from Europe to China.

And if the Strait of Hormuz were to be blocked by Iran or any other country or entity, oil prices would skyrocket.

“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it,” or so says Matthew 7.

If a conflict with Iran escalated beyond airstrikes to a naval struggle in the Strait of Hormuz, more resources would be diverted.

The children of thy barrenness shall still say in thy ears: The place is too strait for me, make me room to dwell in.

Departure on the fourth voyage, accompanied by a merchant-ship bound through Torres Strait.

Directions for the passage within the reefs through Torres Strait.

And the brave explorer sailed safely through the dangerous strait now named for him.

On the south-side of Clarence Strait the land is low, like the coast to the eastward.


On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to strait, such as: predicament, bewilderment, bind, bottleneck, contingency, and crossroad.

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