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Definition of "tightly" [tight•ly]

  • In a tight manner. (adverb)

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Use "tightly" in a sentence
  • "Little known internationally, he is a hero in his own country, his name tightly—and literally—linked with Finland's crusade for independence at the turn of the 20th century."
  • "There is no question of the possibility in space of four dimensions of entering or passing out of what we call a tightly shut box or room, or of removing the contents of an egg without disturbing the shell (see foot-note p. 23)."
  • "It was Gogoomy talking, and as she listened she gripped her bridle - rein tightly and a wave of anger passed over her."