Tighten in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Tighten

(transitive) To make tighter. | (intransitive) To become tighter. | (economics) To make money harder to borrow or obtain.

Short Example Sentences for Tighten

  • 1. There is nothing left but to tighten the thumbscrews. 🔊
  • 2. She felt his arms tighten suddenly about her. 🔊
  • 3. He sat down on the step to tighten his bootlaces. 🔊
  • 4. But he saw her lips tighten and a frown gather. 🔊
  • 5. It takes strong fingers to tighten the straps. 🔊
  • 6. Suddenly she felt a hand tighten upon her reins. 🔊
  • 7. He saw her hand tighten on the arm of her chair. 🔊
  • 8. At the sight something within Nora seemed to tighten up. 🔊
  • 9. After a few minutes he felt her soft hand tighten within his. 🔊
  • 10. Every kopeck, every rouble, has gone to tighten that embrace. 🔊
  • 11. But Drew's fingers did not even tighten over hers. 🔊

How to use Tighten in Sentences?

  • 1. She looked up and there was a light in her eyes that caused his hands to tighten on her shoulders. 🔊
  • 2. He could feel the skin at the back of his neck tighten but he forced himself to ignore it. 🔊
  • 3. But as he turns from her, her fingers tighten upon his, and so she detains him. 🔊
  • 4. Also, as he stood, he felt two little hands steal from behind and tighten over his own. 🔊
  • 5. She felt his fingers suddenly tighten on hers, then loose them, as if he would dash her hand away. 🔊
  • 6. Edith was so heavy; Nathalie tried to tighten her grip; she was more quiet now. 🔊
  • 7. That was the only wisdom, Raven saw, but a band seemed to tighten about his heart. 🔊
  • 8. Charley's sharp jerk to tighten the lasso almost pulled the bear from her perch. 🔊
  • 9. Gallardo told his servant to tighten them as much as he could, at the same time swelling up the muscles of his legs. 🔊
  • 10. He was a marked man, and it was only a question of time when the lurking enemy would tighten the noose. 🔊
  • 11. Raven felt himself tighten up, every nerve and sinew of him, to do something before it should be too late. 🔊
  • 12. Canby slipped the loop under his arm and, as he took his feet from the stirrups, shouted for them to tighten up. 🔊
  • 13. He saw one of her hands tighten on the arm of her chair and a hint of uneasiness in her eyes, and that sufficed him. 🔊
  • 14. Something in his eyes disturbed her, and he felt her little, gloved hands tighten spasmodically within his own. 🔊
  • 15. He strove to tighten his lips, but they parted in spite of him, and the breath shot through with a little hiss. 🔊
  • 16. The upper of these could be raised to varying height above the level of the other, and likewise could be so adjusted as to tighten the belt. 🔊
  • 17. I watched the cords in Starling's neck tighten and relax as he talked on and on. 🔊
  • 18. They tighten the muscles of the throat and mouth, instead of liberating these muscles and allowing the voice to flow naturally and harmoniously. 🔊
  • 19. Put the head in position by bending the neck irons, place the feet in position, and tighten the nuts under the pedestal. 🔊
  • 20. If you should be bitten, throw a bandage round the limb, above the bite, and tighten as for a cut artery. 🔊
  • 21. The cramp again seized him with demoniacal violence and a red-hot band seemed to tighten round about his limb.... 🔊
  • 22. To accustom the colt to be tied by the head, pass the long cord over a gate, and slacken and tighten as may be required. 🔊
  • 23. Wherever coast garrisons could help to tighten the blockade or seriously distract Confederate attention they were left to do so. 🔊
  • 24. Had the others in the room been mindful of the action, they would have seen the man's muscles tighten about the woman's thin neck. 🔊