- reserved; introspective: a quiet, indrawn man.
- made with the breath drawn in: an indrawn sigh.
Origin of indrawn
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Examples from the Web for indrawn
He checked on a long, shuddering, indrawn breath that was horrible to hear.The Sea-Hawk
He paused midway in his phrase with indrawn breath, waiting for her reply."Unto Caesar"
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
But Bianca's lips, parted, indrawn, seemed saying: 'You ask too much!Fraternity
"I wish it were—I wish it were," she repeated, with an indrawn sigh.The Motor Pirate
George Sidney Paternoster
"It is so strange," said Hanny, with a long, indrawn breath.A Little Girl of Long Ago
Amanda Millie Douglas
- drawn or pulled in
- inward-looking or introspective
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Word Origin and History for indrawn
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