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Gone with the Wind
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  • Her nerves taut with suspense, she turned on him as swiftly as an angry cat, hot words bubbling to her lips, but he stopped them with a gesture.
  • Scarlett caught sight of Phil Meade and hardly recognized him, so black was his face with powder and grime, so taut with strain and weariness.
  • Melanie hung onto it as though it were a life line, straining, pulling it taut, slackening it, tearing it.
  • Scarlett’s taut nerves almost cracked as a sudden noise sounded in the underbrush near them.
  • Cathleen was thin and taut.
  • She’s my sister now," and Ashley bent and touched her cheek with cold lips, his face drawn and taut.

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  • She pulls up her shirt to expose the pale, taut skin of her stomach, marred by a tangle of gouges.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Four small tents had been set up, too, poles straight and strings taut.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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