straitened


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strait·en

 (strāt′n)
tr.v. strait·ened, strait·en·ing, strait·ens
1. To put or bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship.
2. Archaic
a. To make narrow.
b. To enclose in a limited area; confine.
c. To restrict in latitude or scope.

straitened

(ˈstreɪtənd)
adj
(Economics) formal affected by financial difficulties or restrictions
Translations

straitened

[ˈstreɪtnd] ADJ (frm) in straitened circumstancesen condiciones difíciles, en condiciones de apuro

straitened

adj meansbeschränkt; circumstances alsobescheiden, dürftig; in these straitened timesin diesen harten Zeiten

straitened

[ˈstreɪtnd] adj to be in straitened circumstances (frm) → vivere nelle ristrettezze
References in classic literature ?
The buildings, begun under straitened circumstances, were more than simple.
So he returned his straitened means to his pocket, and gave up the idea of trying to buy the boys.
Perhaps his straitened circumstances made it hard for him to have to hear of piles of gold passing through the hands of an irresponsible fool like myself within the space of a quarter of an hour.
Willis, issued this touching appeal to the admirers of genius on behalf of the neglected author, his dying wife and her devoted mother, then living under very straitened circumstances in a little cottage at Fordham, N.
But the dwarf was enraged at his behaviour, and laid a fairy spell of ill-luck upon him; so that as he rode on the mountain pass became narrower and narrower, and at last the way was so straitened that he could not go to step forward: and when he thought to have turned his horse round and go back the way he came, he heard a loud laugh ringing round him, and found that the path was closed behind him, so that he was shut in all round.
He was too proud to appeal to his guardian, nor did he wish Aunt Louisa to know that his circumstances were straitened, since he was certain she would make an effort to send him something from her own pocket, and he knew how little she could afford to.
Gore had ascertained, on secret, but sure authority, that Furley had been lately much straitened for money, and had parted with his securities,--among the rest, the mortgage on Mr.
Why, you know, Sir Thomas's means will be rather straitened if the Antigua estate is to make such poor returns.
They were straitened on one side by the rivalry of the Hudson's Bay Company; then they had no good post on the Pacific where they could receive supplies by sea for their establishments beyond the mountains; nor, if they had one, could they ship their furs thence to China, that great mart for peltries; the Chinese trade being comprised in the monopoly of the East India Company.
It was true that his hotel pointed to the most straitened circumstances.
If you persist, however, in considering yourself still the confidential servant of a felon who is now flying for his life, and if you decline allowing the young lady to act as she wishes, I will not be so rude as to hint that--as she is of age--she may walk out of this house with me, whenever she likes, without your having the power to prevent her; but, I will politely ask instead, what you would propose to do with her, in the straitened position as to money in which she and you are likely to be placed?
And he began a long speech, explaining how straitened he himself was in money matters; how the tenants would not pay; how his father's affairs, and the expenses attendant upon the demise of the old gentleman, had involved him; how he wanted to pay off incumbrances; and how the bankers and agents were overdrawn; and Pitt Crawley ended by making a compromise with his sister-in-law and giving her a very small sum for the benefit of her little boy.