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  • securely fixed or fastened; "the window was tightly sealed"
  • in a tight or constricted manner; "a tightly packed pub"

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* Hold tenderly that which you cherish, for it is precious and a tight grip may crush it. Do not let the fear of dropping it cause you to hold it too tightly the chances are, it's holding you too. - Bob Alberti

* You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. - Jan Glidewell

* Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost. - Kaleel Jamison


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