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strait
used in Dracula

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
Strait of Hormuz
Definition
a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
  • Passed Gibraltar and out through Straits.
    Chapter 7 (62% in)
straits = narrow water passages
  • Mate says we must be past Straits of Dover, as in a moment of fog lifting he saw North Foreland, just as he heard the man cry out.
    Chapter 7 (69% in)
straits = narrow water passages
There are no more uses of "strait" flagged with this meaning in Dracula.

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2  —3 uses as in:
put her in a tough strait
Definition
a bad or difficult situation
  • Oh, John, my friend, we are in awful straits.
    Chapter 25 (76% in)
straits = a bad or difficult situation
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I am, I know, either being deceived, like a baby, by my own fears, or else I am in desperate straits, and if the latter be so, I need, and shall need, all my brains to get through.
    Chapter 3 (4% in)
  • straits = a bad or difficult situation
  • Remember that we are in terrible straits.
    Chapter 26 (70% in)
straits = a bad or difficult situation
There are no more uses of "strait" flagged with this meaning in Dracula.

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Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®