- claus·tro·pho·bi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use claustrophobic in a sentence
The current design creates “a claustrophobic feeling for everyday border-crossers,” he said.
It would be nice to be able to say more about D’Amato’s tactics, but Stone’s claustrophobic camerawork is so tight on each actor’s face that it’s nearly impossible to determine what’s actually happening on the field.
Head director Paris Barclay, one of TV’s all-time greats, never let anything feel claustrophobic or stagey, staying out of the way of the actors but still offering several beautiful shots per episode.One Good Thing: HBO’s In Treatment will soothe your shattered nerves | Emily VanDerWerff | November 6, 2020 | Vox
If the weather turns inclement, a tight tent is a claustrophobic nightmare, whereas an oversize one can make an excellent wrestling ring or tea house.
Some exercise masks, like the Asics Runner Mask and Under Armour Sports Mask, are designed to sit off the face to avoid some of the claustrophobic feeling people can experience.What You Need to Know About Wearing a Face Mask Outside | Joe Lindsey | September 30, 2020 | Outside Online
He felt claustrophobic in the schooling system there, and needed to prove himself.
His sanity is slowly unraveling, like the claustrophobic narrator of The Tell-Tale Heart.‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing | Marlow Stern | November 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I could barely move at all without a nervous, claustrophobic feeling taking hold—which is exactly the point.
The new buildings make them feel claustrophobic, permanently in shadow.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland | Clive Irving | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As such, being led through the set by production designer Michael Shaw is a journey best described as “claustrophobic jubilation.”
His chains jingled and a whiff of armpit wafted across the claustrophobic hollow.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town | Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for claustrophobic
suffering from claustrophobia
unpleasantly cramped, confined, or closed in: narrow claustrophobic spaces
- claustrophobically, adverb
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