01. The truck had a lot of trouble getting down the [narrow] street.
02. The old man [narrowly] missed being killed when a car almost hit him as he was crossing the street.
03. We paddled the canoe through a [narrow] channel, and into the open bay.
04. The NDP has won another provincial election; however, this time it is by the [narrowest] of majorities.
05. He has such a [narrow] mind. He is racist, sexist; everything you can imagine.
06. Be careful; the road [narrows] here, and you can't see cars coming from around the corner.
07. It is difficult to find shoes to fit Sophie because she has very [narrow] feet.
08. The fireman [narrowly] escaped death when the building collapsed, trapping him beneath a wall of burning rubble.
09. Henri Frederic Amiel once observed that for purposes of action, nothing is more useful than [narrowness] of thought combined with energy of will.
10. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that he who is [narrow]-minded cannot be big-hearted.
11. The word "Quebec" is a native Indian word from the Algonquins, and means "[narrowing] of the waters".
12. Neils Bohr once said that an expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very [narrow] field.
13. If the roof of your mouth is [narrow], you are more likely to snore because you are not getting enough oxygen through your nose.
14. Experts say that when you are riding a bicycle on a road that is [narrow], cyclists should ride in the center of the lane.
15. [Narrow], twisting paths snake through Afghanistan's rugged landscape.
16. Vietnam is a long country, wide at both ends, and very [narrow] in the middle.
17. Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is a long, [narrow] city built on the banks of the Kura River.
18. The island nation of Tonga has a small, open economy with a [narrow] export base in agricultural products.
19. The street was too [narrow] for the two cars to pass.
20. We can describe most things in our environment at a variety of levels of abstraction, from very broad and general categories, to very [narrow] and specific terms.

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  • Narrow — Nar row (n[a^]r r[ o]), a. [Compar. {Narrower} (n[a^]r r[ o]*[ e]r); superl. {Narrowest}.] [OE. narwe, naru, AS. nearu; akin to OS. naru, naro.] 1. Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Narrow — may refer to: In biology: Narrow lined puffer, ray finned fish Narrow leafed Ash, species of ash native to central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia In music: The Narrow, rock band from South Africa The Narrow Way ,… …   Wikipedia

  • narrow — [nar′ō, ner′ō] adj. [ME narwe < OE nearu, akin to MDu nare, OS naru < IE base * (s)ner , to turn, twist > SNARE, Gr narkē, stupor] 1. small in width as compared to length; esp., less wide than is customary, standard, or expected; not… …   English World dictionary

  • narrow — [adj1] confined, restricted attenuated, circumscribed, close, compressed, confining, constricted, contracted, cramped, definite, determinate, exclusive, exiguous, fine, fixed, incapacious, limited, linear, meager, near, paltry, pent, pinched,… …   New thesaurus

  • narrow — ► ADJECTIVE (narrower, narrowest) 1) of small width in comparison to length. 2) limited in extent, amount, or scope. 3) barely achieved: a narrow escape. ► VERB 1) become or make narrower. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • Narrow — Nar row, n.; pl. {Narrows}. A narrow passage; esp., a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water; usually in the plural; as, The Narrows of New York harbor. [1913 Webster] Near the island lay on one side… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Narrow — Nar row, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Narrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Narrowing}.] [AS. nearwian.] 1. To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of. Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 2. To contract the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • narrow — I adjective attenuated, bigoted, circumscribed, compressed, confined, contracted, contractus, cramped, defined, dogmatic, exact, fanatical, fine, illiberal, incapacious, intolerant, limited, literal, narrow minded, opinionated, parochial, pinched …   Law dictionary

  • narrow — narrow, narrow minded *illiberal, intolerant, bigoted, hidebound Analogous words: rigorous, *rigid, strict, stringent: obdurate, *inflexible, inexorable: provincial, parochial, local, smalltown, *insular Antonyms: broad, broad minded Contrasted… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Narrow — Nar row, v. i. 1. To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait. [1913 Webster] 2. (Man.) Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows. Farrier s Dict. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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