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How to use taut in a sentence
Rare is the first book that reveals the writer fully formed, the muscles and sinews of her sentences firm and taut, the voice distinctly her own — think Imbolo Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers” or Casey Cep’s “Furious Hours.”‘How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House,’ by Cherie Jones, is a stunning debut|Hamilton Cain|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Squat to grasp the ends of the towel on either side of you, then raise into a half-squat with good form until the towel is taut, keeping your arms straight and at your sides.
To create straight lines, the Nazca people would pull a cord taut between two stakes, then etch the paths by scraping away dark rock to reveal a lighter layer beneath.The famous Nazca lines aren’t mysterious—but they are ingenious|Sara Kiley Watson|January 3, 2021|Popular-Science
Yet, for all of Rico’s over-the-topness, “Nightmare Vacation” ultimately feels taut and tight.Rico Nasty will show you what mischief sounds like|Chris Richards|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Braceway was amazed by the intensity of Bristow's glance, the tautness of his body, the harsh authority in his voice.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.
Dalgetty, poised in a nervous tautness that could explode into physical strength, felt a clutch of fear.The Sensitive Man|Poul William Anderson
The stranger was a large schooner, and the tautness of the spars and rigging showed that she was in beautiful order.With Clive in India|G. A. Henty
She had the same appearance now as then, the same tautness of body, the same flat, constrained tone.No Clue|James Hay
Their faces held a quiet tautness, and General Ohlmsted's hand, holding a cigar, was shaking a little.Call Him Savage|John Pollard