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synonyms for straits

  • desperate straits
  • difficulties
  • hardship
  • hock
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How to use straits in a sentence

The Father had been in sore straits of mind, as month after month had passed without tidings of his "blessed child."
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
A very few weeks flew over the head of the needy man, before he was reduced to the same pitiable straits.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The Admiralty have turned down the proposal to force the Straits simultaneously by land and sea.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
How will he feel now he realizes he is shorn of his direct power to help us through these dark and dreadful Straits?
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But what a shame that the sons of a manufacturing country like Great Britain should be in straits for engines so simple.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
We did not see them, however, as we kept as near the land as possible, in order not to miss the Straits of Magellan.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The Spaniards were consequently in great straits, for possibly their existence depended on which side the townspeople took.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The land around Gallipoli on the European side of the straits is more bleak and more level.
THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
Further south the coasts close in abruptly, and the straits are like a long Highland loch.
THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
Thence to the straits are about 4500 stadia, in a direction more towards the east.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STRAITS

  • desperate straits
  • difficulties
  • hardships
  • hocks
  • straits
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.