indrawn


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in·drawn

 (ĭn′drôn′)
adj.
1. Drawn in or inward: an indrawn gasp.
2. Introverted; withdrawn: "Her psychiatrist had pronounced her too tense and indrawn to endure a strange teacher" (Louis Auchincloss).

indrawn

(ˌɪnˈdrɔːn)
adj
1. drawn or pulled in
2. inward-looking or introspective

in•drawn

(ˈɪnˌdrɔn)

adj.
1. reserved; introspective.
2. made with the breath drawn in.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indrawn - tending to reserve or introspection; "a quiet indrawn man"
reserved - marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West
Translations

indrawn

[ˌɪnˈdrɔːn] ADJ we watched with indrawn breathmirábamos casi sin respirar

indrawn

adj
breatheingezogen
(form) personzurückhaltend
References in classic literature ?
Arthur did not notice it, but I could hear the deep hiss of indrawn breath which is one of Van Helsing's ways of betraying emotion.
He saw her bending over pythons coiled upon the sand, or considering the brown rock breaking the stagnant water of the alligators' pool, or searching some minute section of tropical forest for the golden eye of a lizard or the indrawn movement of the green frogs' flanks.
He was not used to the fear of an enemy, but the memory of Lady Carey's white cheeks and indrawn lips as she had entered his carriage chilled him.
In the slippery world of Fingerbone, Ruth's figurative descriptions often integrate nature and culture rather than segregating them, celebrating the wild in terms of the domestic, or vice versa: "the wind in the mountains was like one long indrawn breath.
There is no condition of snow I have not observed, from the first fall to the mild deceptive stillness at night, close to the end of winter, when a dark breath, indrawn and held, warns that death is returning after all.
The boy, we soon learn, murdered the teacher's son five years before, and as the indrawn carpenter loads his car with tarp and rope and takes the unheeding teenager to a secluded lumberyard, the scene is evidently set for revenge.
Carter honors Bishop's pauses for breath midway through each line (he wants the soprano to sing "as if out of breath") and her sense of indrawn intimacy (it's the quietest setting in the sequence--nothing louder than p).
The result changed from one sculpture to the next, spawning a different sculptural product: at times the clay is extended and open, as if it wishes to show and expose; at times it is folded in, indrawn and closed to its surroundings; sometimes it is tantamount to a lump replete with fidgety folds, at others the folds are soft and gentle.
This concept--that what is exhaled forms part of the new indrawn breath--suggests that the past is reabsorbed through our engagement with present experience.
Type of preservation indrawn as 'w' = waterlogged, 'c' = carbonised.
Each leaf is an indrawn breath as red as a pomegranate, or rather the colour of pomegranates, which is not exactly red.
I look to Murph, who stands over the indrawn form of the man, chewing his bottom lip.