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tightwire

[ tahyt-wahyuhr ]
/ ˈtaɪtˌwaɪər /
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noun

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of tightwire

First recorded in 1925–30; tight + wire
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  • But the old fear was there as she moved toward the Martian hermit, on a painful tightwire of impulse between threat and desire.

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