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taut
used in The Bourne Identity

12 uses
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Definition
pulled or drawn tight;
or: subjected to great tension
  • His open shirt fell away from his taut frame, exposing the bandages on his chest and stomach.
    Chapter 1 (70% in)
  • Her generous lips were parted, stretched over her white teeth in a false, tense smile; her wide eyes were two dark orbs, reflecting primordial fear, her tear-stained skin taut and pale, marred by the reddish splotches where he had hit her.
    Chapter 5 (89% in)
  • His face was taut, his lips thin, his close-cropped hair thick, dark brown, and disciplined.
    Chapter 14 (57% in)
  • The Lavier woman froze, her eyes wide, stretching the taut skin into scar tissue.
    Chapter 17 (21% in)
  • The clerk's half-closed eyes widened until his skin was taut.
    Chapter 23 (8% in)
  • They came together, touching, holding, closing out the abusive world that refused them peace, that kept them balancing on taut wires next to one another, high above a dark abyss; if either fell, it was the end for both.
    Chapter 23 (74% in)
  • An envelope was slipped between the taut edge of the curtain and the blue felt of the frame.
    Chapter 25 (96% in)
  • Yet there had been something, something that caused Jason's stomach to knot, the muscles taut and inflexible, a flat panel of hard flesh constricted ... by the darkness.
    Chapter 27 (46% in)
  • Bourne pulled the automatic from his belt, keeping it between his knees He checked the silencer, twisting the cylinder taut.
    Chapter 30 (45% in)
  • The beggar sank to the floor, the cord stretched taut, the phone still in his hand.
    Chapter 32 (44% in)
  • He was prepared for that, every sinew taut, every muscle ready; his knees and feet, hands and elbows weapons, his eyes trip-wire alarms that would send signals to those weapons.
    Chapter 35 (36% in)
  • The huge screen was pulled down from its bulging recess in the ceiling, drawn taut to the floor, the wide expanse of glistening silver a white-hot shield of ice-cold fire.
    Chapter 35 (78% in)

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