With his help I had narrowly managed to escape, but clearly I had been given a message.
The pro-Israel camp faults him for focusing too narrowly on the settlements issue.
Bratton is narrowly right, but contrast his reaction with that of Richard H. Kuh, the Manhattan District Attorney in 1974.
What binds Americans as Americans is not some narrowly conceived ethnic identity but an affinity to an idea.
He was tried as an adult, sentenced to 10 to 25 years, narrowly escaping life without parole.
I remained silent, of course, but I watched them narrowly and came to the conclusion that they saw nothing amiss.
In descending the rapids of the river his canoe was over-set and all his papers lost, he narrowly escaping with his life.
When this conviction was thoroughly established, I was most narrowly watched in all my movements.
She looked up, and narrowly escaped getting a fish-hook in her eye.
Bambrick entertained the same idea also, I suspected, and I was glad to see that he watched him narrowly.
Old English nearu "narrow, constricted, limited; petty; causing difficulty, oppressive; strict, severe," from West Germanic *narwaz "narrowness" (cf. Frisian nar, Old Saxon naru, Middle Dutch nare, Dutch naar); not found in other Germanic languages and of unknown origin. The narrow seas (c.1400) were the waters between Great Britain and the continent and Ireland. Related: Narrowness.
Old English nearwian "to force in, cramp, confine; become smaller, shrink;" see narrow (adj.). Related: Narrowed; narrowing.
c.1200, nearewe "narrow part, place, or thing," from narrow (adj.). Old English nearu (n.) meant "danger, distress, difficulty," also "prison, hiding place."