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 ?
So he returned his straitened means to his pocket, and gave up the idea of trying to buy the boys.
And so I am straitened, and say but little of what is in my mind.
It was, however, two years before poor Milligan ceased to complain that they had buried the leg in so narrow a box that it was straitened for room; he could feel the pain shooting up from the inhumed fragment into the living members.
Why, you know, Sir Thomas's means will be rather straitened if the Antigua estate is to make such poor returns.
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.
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.
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.
For a noble family they were in somewhat straitened circumstances financially.
It was true that his hotel pointed to the most straitened circumstances.
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.
The mother is well bred, quiet, and has the habitual anxiety of straitened means.