Usage examples for contracted

  1. He alone of the whole party had contracted the disease. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  2. 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
  3. He is also liable for any debts contracted by her with his authority. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  4. Ann's heart contracted suddenly. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  5. Basil's brow was actually contracted with pain. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Three reasons may be assigned, why so small a sum was expended; many of the materials were given; more of the carriage, and some heavy debts were contracted. – An History of Birmingham (1783) by William Hutton
  9. Her brows contracted a little. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  10. 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
  11. Then he closed his eyes and his lips contracted in pain. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  12. 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
  13. By this means, the limits would be gradually contracted. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  14. He was the son of a rich merchant and kept up a house, a carriage, and an army of servants; he was a lover of good cheer, women, and gambling, and contracted debts everywhere. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. My prospects of happiness are extremely contracted. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  16. And my heart contracted in a hard, tight lump. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. His back seems to have contracted an ugly stoop. – Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Henri Bergson