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taut
used in The Fountainhead

3 uses
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Definition
pulled or drawn tight;
or: subjected to great tension
  • He sat deep in his chair, stretched out, his body relaxed, and taut in relaxation, a stillness being filled slowly with the violence of future motion.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (85% in)
  • His closed fist, held down and back, seemed to clutch invisible wires that stretched to every key spot of his lanky, fleshless body, under the ragged pants and shirt, to the long, swollen tendon of his bare arm, to the taut cords of his neck.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (33% in)
  • She rose, stood before him, and the taut erectness of her body was a sign of life, the life he had missed and begged for, a positive quality of purpose, but the quality of a judge.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (55% in)

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