characterized by financial difficulty or limited means: His early death left his widow and five young children in straitened circumstances.
restricted or limited; narrow or confining: She released her album on the Internet as a way of avoiding the “straitened formats” of radio and TV, she said.
the simple past tense and past participle of straiten.
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How to use straitened in a sentence
Such straitened times are simply ghastly, as fans of Downton will know.
Its individual countries will survive, of course, albeit in unnecessarily straitened circumstances.Half-Baked Treaty Deal Could Lead to Collapse of Euro Zone | Felix Salmon | December 9, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even in straitened times, idiosyncratic literature should have its place.
For the bed is straitened, so that one must fall out, and a short covering cannot cover both.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
And I cut off three shepherds in one month, and my soul was straitened in their regard: for their soul also varied in my regard.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
During the first years of his life the parents may have lived in somewhat straitened circumstances.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
Both besiegers and besieged were now becoming straitened for ammunition, for the consumption had been immense.The Cornet of Horse | G. A. Henty
Carlyle still remained in straitened circumstances, although his reputation was now established.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII | John Lord