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Usage examples for contracted

  1. I went to work very patiently for a short time, and contracted some agreeable friendships with gentlemen whom I met at an ordinary in St. James's. – Paul Clifford, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Basil's brow was actually contracted with pain. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  3. Her brows contracted a little. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  4. His back seems to have contracted an ugly stoop. – Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Henri Bergson
  5. He is also liable for any debts contracted by her with his authority. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  6. And my heart contracted in a hard, tight lump. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  7. He alone of the whole party had contracted the disease. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  8. He was about to look back, but did not do so; and continued on his way, with contracted brows, till a turn in the road hid her from his view. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  9. The lots were particularly useful, one of them paying off a debt that had been contracted for half a dozen. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. But it was as if some great care had settled on her brow, and contracted yet more the stern outline of the lips. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. The diseases they contracted on the passage, and their deaths in the seasoning, all made for the same doctrine. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  12. My prospects of happiness are extremely contracted. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  13. In the winter that followed, he died of a cold contracted on one of his walks when the hills were deep in snow. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  14. The pink flush on Barbara's cheek deepened to a crimson damask, and her brow contracted with a remembrance of pain. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  15. Ann's heart contracted suddenly. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  16. He had all things prepared; for it is added that he had contracted with two merchants to ship them off. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
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