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taut
used in The Lords of Discipline

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Definition
pulled or drawn tight;
or: subjected to great tension
  • I admired the elegiac understatement of its streets, the whole taut containment of the lower city, fragrant in its vines, disciplined in its stones.
    Chapter 1.2 (15% in)
  • She was every inch the General's wife and moved with the taut, tensile grace common to high-born Southern women.
    Chapter 2.21 (12% in)
  • Doug, with his hands held high and his body taut and glistening, moved in quickly to pressure the forward.
    Chapter 3.30 (67% in)
  • He came at me with superb, deadly balance, handling his bulk well, and before the collision I realized Cain had spent long seasons coming out of the line at defensive back, coming straight ahead in bone-stirring downfield blocks, coming toward dummies held by taut, screaming coaches at practice, and at that moment I knew I would learn the difference between a pulling lineman and a flashy guard.
    Chapter 4.38 (69% in)
  • Mark tenderly rubbed Pig's thick, taut shoulders, trying to get him to uncoil and relax; his entire body was flexed and his breathing came hard.
    Chapter 4.41 (49% in)
  • At the piano, Tradd's white fine-boned face was taut with rapt concentration as he read the notes of the score and instantly translated them into sound.
    Chapter 4.48 (3% in)
  • The flames rose high above the garden wall and illuminated the taut, nervous figure of Commerce St. Croix.
    Chapter 4.48 (96% in)

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