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Doubts have been expressed as to the success of co-operation because of the tightness of the Mahajan's hold on the ryots.
THIRD CLASS IN INDIAN RAILWAYSMAHATMA GANDHI
The tightness of dress obstructs the insensible perspiration hurtfully, and produces an irregular circulation.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Burke backed off a step, and slowly some of the tightness went out of his face and arms.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
A tightness took him about the heart, and behind his eyes that pulse of red darkness presaged the beginning of a violent headache.
WE'RE FRIENDS, NOWHENRY HASSE
Raoul knotted his fingers behind his back, and found that the effort relieved the tightness in his belly.
SHAMANROBERT SHEA
Well, it was like leaving home, and as she stood looking around her a tightness came in her throat and her eyes grew misty.
THE BEACH OF DREAMSH. DE VERE STACPOOLE
His hands were now immoderately swelled from the tightness of the ligature; and the pain had become intolerable.
THE INDIAN: ON THE BATTLE-FIELD AND IN THE WIGWAMJOHN FROST
I was hauled out of bed and forced on deck in my shirt, suffering great pain from the tightness which with they had tied my hands.
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAWILLIAM BLIGH
This is purely a matter of sympathetic sensations of throat tightness, awakened by the faulty tone.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SINGINGDAVID C. TAYLOR
Every badly used voice gives the impression of wrong or unnecessary tightness, stiffening, and contraction of the throat.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SINGINGDAVID C. TAYLOR
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TIGHTNESS

  • curtailment
  • dearth
  • defalcation
  • defect
  • deficiency
  • deficit
  • failure
  • inadequacy
  • insufficiency
  • lack
  • lapse
  • leanness
  • paucity
  • pinch
  • poverty
  • scantiness
  • scarceness
  • scarcity
  • shortcoming
  • shortfall
  • tightness
  • underage
  • want
  • weakness
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