verb (used with object)
- to make narrow.
- to confine within narrow limits.
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OTHER WORDS FROM straitenun·strait·ened, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for straitened
Even in straitened times, idiosyncratic literature should have its place.
But Margaret and Janet must not remain with straitened means; I wish they would come out also.Janet McLaren|W.H.G. Kingston
Madam Wetherill was very generous with her outfit, though she began to feel the pinch of straitened means.A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia|Amanda Minnie Douglas
We will not weary you by writing how straitened we have been.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI|Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
He could not essay it directly from the ground, his quarters being too straitened for free flight.Jim|Charles G. D. Roberts
Perhaps they reveal the raveled sleeve, the anxieties of a straitened life and of narrow means.