Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Narrow; mean; scanty.

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Usage examples "contracted":

  1. One set of these muscles runs in a ring right around the pupil; and when they shorten, the opening is contracted or narrowed. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  2. The brows of the Cathedral servant contracted, and his eyes became bright as though full of tears. - "The Shadow of the Cathedral", Vicente Blasco IbaƱez.
  3. She must love some man- marry-" And with the spoken words Neale's heart contracted. - "The U.P. Trail", Zane Grey.