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taut
used in Words by Heart

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Definition
pulled or drawn tight;
or: subjected to great tension
  • As she started on the yams, the rope she had dropped wiggled and snapped taut.
    Eight (67% in)
  • On cold days, on the woodbox behind the stove, she would read and memorize, warm with the rich taste of the words, and at night in cotton-picking time, when she lay rigid with fatigue, she would say them over with her lips like Papa did — the pretty ones and the Don't-be-afraid-Lena, God-is-near ones that made her taut muscles loosen their grip and lower her into sleep.
    One (84% in)
  • Slowly she eased him off, both of them trembling, until the rope came taut.
    Thirteen (83% in)

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