The headline screamed across the homepage of the Drudge Report: ROMNEY narrows VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER.
On the other hand, getting too close to the threshold dramatically raises your risk and narrows your choices.
Daniel Gross narrows down the list of suspects, from Elizabeth Warren and Wall Street to the brilliant economist himself.
It narrows your options on how you will spend your time, money and attention.
To the southward it narrows to a point, presenting abrupt edges, which in some places drop into almost fathomless water.
I reached the lake above the narrows and went back to the path.
Shortly afterward he got under weigh, sailed down the narrows and put out to sea.
The enemy were coming up from the narrows and must be checked "at all hazards."
It broadens or narrows according as the phenomenal appearance approaches or recedes from the ideal.
And between ourselves what dupery there is in science, how it narrows our horizon!
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."