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Tightly Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

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

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'Tightly' example sentence in quotations

* 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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Tightly Sample Sentences in News

  • Texas man arrested for fight at tax office over tightly folded money
    A Texas man has been arrested for taking tightly wound currency into a county office to pay his $600 property tax bill and then launching a tirade when asked to help unfold the money, the Wichita County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday. Timothy Norris, 27 was charged with criminal trespassing for the Jan. 28 incident in the north Texas city of Wichita Falls. Read more on this news related to 'Tightly'
  • Madonna on what caused her to fall
    The singer said that due to the weight of the cape, it was tied tightly around her neck – meaning it was harder to undo during her performance. Read more on this news related to 'Tightly'
  • At CPAC 'boot camp,' learning from the Left
    In a tightly packed room at the Conservative Political Action Conference, more than a hundred conservatives sat down in rows or leaned against the walls to hear a half-dozen political operatives teach the basics of their trade and share one hard truth: the Left is a whole lot better at modern campaigning. Read more on this news related to 'Tightly'

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