adjective (narrower, narrowest)
- Fabric is woven in relatively narrow widths and long lengths, cut and assembled side-to-side for garments, blankets and other textile uses.
- Shin length pants, narrow or flared at the bottom.
- Laminate flooring is made of long, narrow lengths of high-density fibre, generally with a photograph of wood on top, coated with an acrylic lacquer.
- Like others, we have huge concerns about scopes of practice becoming narrow and restrictive.
- The applicant's construction gives it a very narrow scope, virtually limited to prohibiting what is already an offence under the general criminal law.
- Provincial co-management regimes are typically narrow in scope as well as limited in formal powers.
- Passion and commitment can be rather focused, occasionally ranging into the narrow point of view.
- There are many objections that spring to mind - is that not a narrow view, intolerant, prejudicial to the good health of society?
- Those who accuse us of social engineering often have very narrow, rigid view about the way the world should be and everyone should conform with that.
- He is a conservative in this strict and narrow sense.
- Although the Old Testament is a literature about an ancient people called Israel, it is not simply a national literature in any narrow sense.
- Here I am thinking primarily of ethical difficulties, not linguistic or literary difficulties in the narrow sense.
- A narrow phonetic transcription of the yaourt lyrics will show how various formal features are employed to create the semblance of English.
- The large number of diacritics makes it possible to mark minute shades of sound as required for a narrow phonetic transcription.
- Many of the examples in this book are in fact given in such a narrow transcription.
- Suddenly, the Claytons were looking at possible defeat rather than a narrow victory.
- The Lions escaped with a narrow four-point victory, topping Waterloo 73-69.
- We must not allow the narrow margin of victory to become a source of greater conflict in society.
- A narrow diphthong has less movement: in RP, the vowel of day, which moves from half-close to close.
- Some of the numerals end with a narrow vowel ‘i’, and this fact is closely related to the intelligibility.
- For example, if a syllable ends in a narrow vowel (ie i or e) then the following syllable must begin with a narrow vowel.
- From this haunted ridge the road curves down to Tiquina, where the lake narrows to a strait less than a kilometer wide.
- The pace soon slows as the road narrows to a rocky rollercoaster single track, changing often and abruptly and leaving most newcomers flailing for gears.
- Beyond Nakalele the road grows more scenic as it narrows to barely a lane and a half wide in places; go slow and honk on blind hairpin turns.
- Crystal drew it as fast as she could, eyes narrowed to slits in anger.
- And those widened eyes narrowed to slits in an instant, anger flashing in that faded gaze.
- He finally turned, his red-rimmed eyes narrowing in anger.
- First, the scope of censorship has narrowed to such an extent that entire domains are now almost a free-for-all.
- Thirdly, some States have passed implementing legislation that in fact restricts or narrows the scope of grounds of jurisdiction laid down in international treaties.
- These opportunities are not narrowed to the chosen few in select parties.
- Eventually Elizabeth's fleet ran out of ammunition and withdrew to the narrows of the Channel.
- However, take your boat up past the cages and through the narrows, and the loch opens up into an even more spectacular vista.
- This ‘hill of the thunderbolt’ rises gracefully above the narrows of Loch Leven at Balla-chulish and is a fine looking mountain from whatever direction you view it.
narrow something down
- Reduce the number of possibilities or options: the company has narrowed down the candidates for the job to twoMore example sentences
- He adds that it has taken months to make progress and narrow options down to two possible sites and he feels it should now be made a general election issue by townspeople.
- While she is still undecided on her career choice, her options have been narrowed down to journalism and management.
- So far I've narrowed the options down to ten papers.
- Example sentences
- Another of the region's seats, with a narrowish 6,389 Labour majority over Tories last time, declares at about 3.30 am.
- Likewise, you'll always find them on the left hand side of the stage, occupying the narrowish space in front of the DJ booth and the back door, on the way to the Gents loos.
- Finally we got into the reception room which was a much larger space but a long narrowish room with the dance floor in the middle.
Old English nearu, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch naar 'dismal, unpleasant' and German Narbe 'scar'. Early senses in English included 'constricted' and 'mean'.
Words that rhyme with narrowarrow, barrow, farrow, harrow, Jarrow, marrow, sparrow, taro, tarot, Varro, yarrow
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