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taut
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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Definition
pulled or drawn tight;
or: subjected to great tension
  • Her body had become a slender, taut line.
    p. 213.8
  • Knowing that if they were thrown loose, they'd never get back in, Louie reeled in the raft cord, looped it around the cushion sewn into the center of the raft, threaded it through a grommet, then wound it around his waist and Phil's waist, pulling it taut.
    p. 170.4
  • He held his face taut as he raised his eyes to the corporal's face.
    p. 232.6
  • The Applewhites' opposition to the marriage, the pressure to make a good life for Cynthia, and his black memories left Louie taut with stress.
    p. 342.6

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