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Once she had broached the subject of further payment, and had seen by his tightening lips that she had made a mistake.
FAIRFAX AND HIS PRIDEMARIE VAN VORST
Bancroft turned half away, with a tightening of his lips under his brown moustache.
THE DELAFIELD AFFAIRFLORENCE FINCH KELLY
The elderly youth answered her appeal with a tightening of his features.
ERIK DORNBEN HECHT
His London world talked of a hardening of heart and a tightening of purse-strings which signified disloyalty to the Cause.
"Very well," said Father Bear, tightening his hold on the boy.
TELL ME ANOTHER STORYCAROLYN SHERWIN BAILEY
Then, with a tightening of the lips, he listened to her answer.
"No, he won't," declared Qanya with finality, tightening her hold on Dworn's arm.
WORLD OF THE DRONEROBERT ABERNATHY
The compression around my chest was like that of a tightening band of iron.
SWEPT OUT TO SEAW. BERTRAM FOSTER
His foes there were perpetually on the watch for excuses for tightening and perpetuating his Fresh Accusations.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
She could feel the emotion within him, the tightening and trembling of his big, hard-muscled arm.
THE COLONISTSRAYMOND F. JONES

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