adjective, taut·er, taut·est.
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So whenever the election official lost line of sight with the door where the string was tied, 50 feet of string were taut against the wall of the building, leaving her with a 50-foot radius with which to move around.
Studio staged Burgess’s taut drama about lobbying and systemic political corruption in 2018, with Marti Lyons directing.Audio adaptation of Beltway drama ‘Kings’ tantalizes but ultimately falls flat without a stage|Celia Wren|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
As the rock began crashing down into the corridor, Pernigotti let go, falling 30 feet before the rope went taut, with other rocks, snow, and ice tumbling into the chasm all around him.How Climate Change Is Making the Alps More Dangerous|Agostino Petroni|October 23, 2020|Outside Online
Five months later, Jackson issued the follow up, a taut 43-page decision with his legal conclusions from the case.The Google antitrust case is nothing compared to the 1999 Microsoft case|Aaron Pressman|October 21, 2020|Fortune
The latter once made headlines yearly for its dreamy fashion shows that regularly prioritized taut bodies and now-archaic ideas of femininity, while Savage X Fenty calls upon forms of all types for the revelation of its latest styles.The Inclusivity Of Savage X Fenty’s Fashion Show Was A Game Changer|Nandi Howard|October 7, 2020|Essence.com
The novel is a tautly paced thriller, but it also packs a searing satire of the much-ballyhooed modern world we live in.The Author Of The Summer's Hit Paranoid Fantasy Opens Up|William O’Connor|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This tautly written, tightly plotted time bomb of a fiction covers two generations and 50 years in under 90 pages.
Gordon grinned tautly, stepped through, and pushed the blade against the inner plastic.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
Her two hands clutched tautly at his shoulders and her eyes gazed into his.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
With nerves as tautly drawn as fiddle strings, she remained very still.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
He questioned, his fingers involuntarily closing tautly about the butt of the revolver at his belt.
His whole body becoming rigid; tautly holding itself with straining, shaking muscles to the position in which he lay.