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1‘the path became narrower and more overgrown’
small, tapered, tapering, narrowing, narrow-gauged
2‘he slid his arm around her narrow waist’
slender, slim, lean, slight, spare, attenuated, thin
3‘he eased himself out of the narrow space’
confined, cramped, tight, close, restricted, limited, constricted, confining, pinched, squeezed, meagre, scant, scanty, spare
rare incommodious, exiguous, incapacious
4‘a narrow range of products’
limited, restricted, circumscribed, straitened, small, inadequate, insufficient, deficient, lacking, wanting
5‘a narrow view of the world’
6‘this is nationalism in the narrowest sense of the word’
strict, literal, exact, precise, close, faithful, true
7‘a narrow victory’
1‘the path narrowed and we had to proceed in single file’
become narrower, get narrower, make narrower, become smaller, get smaller, make smaller, taper, diminish, decrease, reduce, contract, shrink, constrict
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