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adjective as in diluted

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I tend to use this method when working with far-too-thin gravies and rich, hearty stews where I’ve probably already used some flour earlier in the cooking process but want to thicken it further.

Typically, you’ll find that saving some money means less material, which equals a thinner vest.

On a rainy street I found a suit, hat and tie, all perfectly placed and slumped on a bench, as if their wearer disappeared into thin air.

The IRS staff is stretched thin, meaning there could be delays as the agency juggles both tax filings and stimulus payments.

To combat this, most touch screen gloves are designed thinner.

Also, she was tall and thin, too, further adding to the ways she met the physical beauty conventions.

“I like decorating my slaves,” she said, referencing the rope, her thin, crimson-coated lips peeling off her front teeth.

Cheney is relying on some thin evidence to tie Hussein to al-Qaida.

They were done to give a thin patina of ersatz legitimacy to what is otherwise flagrant sexual assault.

We had a very thin book that we had to create characters with some different complexity.

This has a warm though a thin soil, which must be highly favorable to the Vine to induce so exclusive a devotion to it.

The Princess was pale and thin; and, though dressed superbly, seemed fitter for her chamber.

Her thin and narrow hands held the balcony railing rather tightly.

His slight, thin, rather graceless figure seemed suddenly to expand, even to grow taller.

She saw in the chair a thin, broken figure, a drawn brown face, a wreck of a man.


On this page you'll find 337 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thin, such as: delicate, fragile, gaunt, lean, meager, and narrow.

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