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strait
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Jane Eyre
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  • I thought of the life that lay before me — YOUR life, sir — an existence more expansive and stirring than my own: as much more so as the depths of the sea to which the brook runs are than the shallows of its own strait channel.
  • Your mind is my treasure, and if it were broken, it would be my treasure still: if you raved, my arms should confine you, and not a strait waistcoat — your grasp, even in fury, would have a charm for me: if you flew at me as wildly as that woman did this morning, I should receive you in an embrace, at least as fond as it would be restrictive.

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as in: Strait of Hormuz Define
a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
as in: put her in a tough strait Define
a bad or difficult situation
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