134 collocations for narrowing
" At this Donnegan narrowed his eyes and searched the fat man thoroughly.
" That narrows the field to India and Egypt, and drives Turco-German policy upon the horns of a dilemma: "The colonists must either remain subjects of a foreign Power, a solution which could not be considered for an instant by any Turkish Government, or else they must become Turkish subjects" a condition which, to Indians and Egyptians, as well as Germans, would be prohibitive.
That the Imaginary Time of every Play ought to be contrived into as narrow a compass, as the nature of the Plot, the quality of the Persons, and variety of Accidents will allow.
The horsemen, perhaps a hundred in number, gallop about in as narrow a space as possible, throwing the djerids at each other and shouting.
At this thrust the eyes of Joe narrowed a little.
CHAPTER V. SECOND PERIOD OF AUTHORSHIPIN LONDONCORRESPONDENCE WITH SCOTT The deaths of Long, Wingfield, Eddlestone, Matthews, and of his mother, had narrowed the circle of the poet's early companions; and, though he talks of each loss in succession as if it had been that of an only friend, we can credit a degree of loneliness, and excuse a certain amount of bitterness in the feelings with which he returned to London.
In a sense, this was rather fine; but Kit, knowing Osborn's pride, saw it would confine their friendship to narrow limits.
But I feel that this prejudice against my race compresses my soul, narrows my political horizon and makes me feel that I am an alien in the land of my birth.
Yet, spite of so narrow an escape from death, he was not the less determined to wound or destroy the creature, and, to this end, he dispatched some of us to the grove of reeds to get half a dozen of the strongest, and when we returned with these, he bade two of the men lash their spears securely to them, and by this means they had now spears of a length of between thirty and forty feet.
So far as mere manual activity is concerned, it seems probable that the general effect of machinery has been both to narrow the range of that activity, and to take over that dexterity which consisted in the incessant repetition of a single uniform process.
Severe good taste unquestionably demands it; but still, where the man was otherwise unobjectionable in point of morals and health, I would not look with too curious a jealousy to a restriction which might have the effect of narrowing the artist's sphere.
But the existence of the thumb-print narrows the inquiry down to Reuben or some person having access to his finger-prints.
We narrow our lives and enfeeble our powers when we try to reject any of these things, or unlawfully escape them, or are yet indifferent to them.
A.The furnace bridges of marine boilers are walls or partitions built up at the ends of the furnaces to narrow the opening for the escape of heat into the flues.
He was a sincere and zealous Christian, of high Church-of-England and monarchical principles, which he would not tamely suffer to be questioned; and had, perhaps, at an early period, narrowed his mind somewhat too much, both as to religion and politicks.
Requiring but one speaker, this form narrows the interest either to the speaker or to the one described by him.
But the progress towards higher intelligence is always in the direction of narrowing down this margin of accident and taking the individual more and more out of the law of averages, and substituting the law of individual selection.
But the sense of injustice and of undeserved ridicule sours the temper and narrows the views.
They bring us back, bring us home, by one glance at a human face, a human figure, a human scene of action, out of our philosophies, and criticisms, and doctrines, which narrow our hearts, without widening our heads, to the deeper facts of humanity, and therefore to the deeper facts of theology likewise.
The comparison of the arguments and corroborative proofs narrows the question in dispute.
Thus we see how many dark and intricate Motives there are to Detraction and Defamation, and how many malicious Spies are searching into the Actions of a great Man, who is not always the best prepared for so narrow an Inspection.
It would only narrow all the rest of Europe, as it has already narrowed all the rest of Germany.
The word "necessary" is a very authoritative one; conscience, if left free, soon narrows down its boundaries; inconvenience, hindrance, deprivation, self-denial, one or all, or even a great deal of all, to ourselves, cannot give us a shadow of right to say that the pain of the child's disappointment is "necessary.
Yet the astonishing thing to me was that the boys themselves set up standards of conduct that still further narrowed the possibilities of our life.
Both rivers are restricted here to narrow gorges, through which their waters rush and roar on their way to the lower valley.