The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1(by small margin)por pocopor un escaso margen
- He made to swipe me with the bottle, narrowly missing my face and catching me in the shoulder instead.
- Later, she claimed, two further women in her party were narrowly missed by a Land Rover.
- He's leading in New Hampshire narrowly or within the margin of run of most polls.
- A Nissan Micra came screeching off the eastbound carriageway, narrowly missed their patrol car, and rolled up the bank into a field.
- A two-inch nut shattered the window and showered glass into the vehicle as it pulled up outside the school, narrowly missing pupils.
- Several of the larger branches I was concerned about are now sitting on the lawn (one narrowly missed a car as it came down).
- Last year she narrowly missed capturing a new time by just 75 minutes.
- Police were also called to a building in Northgate in Wakefield city centre after the wind blew off part of the roof, narrowly missing a pedestrian.
- The horse in its flight narrowly missed two telephone poles, but knocked over the bucket of water with which a woman was cleaning the front steps of her house.
- Several windows have been smashed with what is believed to be an airgun; and on one occasion shards of glass narrowly missed one of the tenants.
- In addition, an almost simultaneous missile attack narrowly missed an airliner taking off nearby.
- He cast his line three times, missing narrowly each time.
- A Swindon schoolgirl who narrowly missed out on getting top prize in a national spelling competition says she is determined to win next year.
- A mother believes her toddler escaped serious injury after he narrowly missed swallowing a piece of metal buried in a burger.
- As the learner driver began to pull over, the man continued crossing the road but the BMW driver pulled out, narrowly missing him.
- As sure a putter as there is in the game, he narrowly missed five putts from inside 10 ft in the first 13 holes in the final round.
- The ninety mile per hour fastball narrowly missed his head as the young black superstar dropped to the dirt.
- On a road whose width barely allows two cars to pass, this lunatic came hurtling round a blind corner, narrowly missing me.
- Finally the competition went to sudden death, when the Baltinglass team missed winning the title narrowly.
- One of his friends, Michael, had his jaw broken and narrowly missed losing an eye, such was the savagery of the attack.
2.1formal (closely)(examine) exhaustivamenteto watch sb narrowly — vigilar a algn de cerca
- In addition, our attention becomes more narrowly focused on the physical source of our pleasure.
- Tim watched Anna narrowly as her attention and her hands wandered below his waist.
- She scanned the baby narrowly, then looked as searchingly at Sandra, whose face was turned to gaze across the fields.
2.2(restrictedly)(define/consider) limitadamente(define/consider) restringidamente
- It's just that their conception of what constitutes support is limited very narrowly to career advancement.
- They get to control it, for a limited time and it should be more narrowly limited than it is right now.
- Terrorism must be defined far more narrowly than in this proposal.
- He argued that all the applicable statutes and treaty obligations can be read in such a way as to define torture very narrowly.
- The grounds for judicial review may be defined more narrowly than that.
- Humanity is narrowly defined and that is one of our strengths.
- Timeshare law is too narrowly defined, so it excludes contracts of less than 36 months or timeshare on boats.
- Thirty or so years later we find much of the programming is rather narrowly defined ideologically.
- Well, rock music, itself a fairly narrow subsection of popular music, is being as narrowly and erroneously defined as religion here.
- The answer to this question depends on how narrowly we define the term.
- They not only define the problem narrowly, but also the solution.
- But historically torture has most often been defined more narrowly, as an aspect of legal systems or of state repression.
- Thus, if there is no class which is defined sufficiently narrowly, it is impossible for the court to craft common issues.
- Now, though, country defines its influences so narrowly it almost seems inbred.
- Some analysts contend they should not be, at least under narrowly defined circumstances.
- It was not just established states that were eager narrowly to define the right of self-determination as a right end colonial status.
- The event marker used to qualify clinical segments as softening events may be too narrowly defined.
- Debriefing can also be more narrowly defined in terms of the procedures used, the information provided and the target population.
- Perfectionists live in a narrowly defined world in which they feel empowered.
- The law should then be tailored carefully and narrowly in an attempt to deal with those consequences or abuses.
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