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adverb as in fast

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adverb as in hard

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Example Sentences

The 20-mile ride is to the cyclist what the “tight five” is to the comedian, or the sandwich is to lunch.

For foodies, there's a cornucopia of edibles you come upon, each with a tight, two-sentence description.

On or off the stalk, look for sprouts that are compact, with tight leaves.

Kyler Murray appears to be playing with an injured shoulder but had a 25-yard completion to tight end Maxx Williams to set up the touchdown.

“But it’s not my plane of choice,” he added, pointing not to its crashes, but to its often tight cabin configurations.

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That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.

But on Tuesday, we saw another nail hammered into the already pretty tightly nailed down coffin of the two-state solution.

They lifted her up, and when they saw that she was laced too tightly, they cut the stay lace in two.

MAKE IT AHEAD: Assemble the pot pies completely, cover tightly, and refrigerate for up to a day or freeze for up to a month.

The video is accompanied by a photograph of a young black girl wrapped tightly in Kevlar, and a pledge card asking people to vote.

She folded them tightly in a handkerchief, and thrust the parcel as far as her arm could reach between the mattress and the bed.

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

I tore it open and found, wrapped tightly about three twenty-dollar gold pieces, an unsigned note from MacRae.

He did not say a word for an instant, for his lips were pressed so tightly together, that they were a white line.

You had tied me down too tightly, my Barbiche; my instructions were to obtain a meeting at any price.


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On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tightly, such as: hard, tight, firm, deeply, firmly, and securely.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.