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 Introverted; withdrawn: "Her psychiatrist had pronounced her too tense and indrawn to endure a strange teacher" (Louis Auchincloss).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 ?
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.
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.
Another CT feature of pleural invasion with accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of 79%, 82%, and 76%, respectively, is pleural puckering, which is defined as the localized thickening of pleura that is indrawn toward the tumor (24).
Abdomen was opened, cup of inversion noted with indrawn fallopian tubes & ovary.
This is just what the captain does: he notices "something subtly different in [the other captain's] bearing" (76); he tunes in to "the sound of a sharp breath indrawn through closed teeth" (77).
I crave the sound of sharply indrawn breath" Dame Edna Everage creator Barry Humphries on the "racial humour" of his character Sir Les Patterson.
Also, the company's remaining EUR300m committed revolving credit facility is currently indrawn.
Fitch's actions affect $60.5 billion of total debt, including the indrawn $10 billion revolving credit facility (RCF).
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." After her brother's death, she feels that she is "obliged to survive," but "we slipped into our winter as trustingly as every night we fell asleep," and, although it is evident that her sister Isobel has survived by starting a new life far away from her upbringing, Jean will not really "survive."