If there is a flaw to be found here it is only one of narrowness; all of these narrators are American men and most are Marines.
The leaves, from their flaccidness and narrowness, compared with the squills, may be described as grassy.
Kate's nature was limited; part of her graceful equipoise was narrowness.
The narrowness of the two western bays accounts for the variation at that end.
It is here that the narrowness of the mind of woman is revealed in all its meanness.
The heavy platforms advanced slowly and with great difficulty because of the narrowness of the street.
The narrowness serves to concentrate the strength and accelerate the work.
From the narrowness of the defile only three could engage in the fight at once.
The loss 318 of all the food and the narrowness of his escape had sobered the younger man.
Below the Kansas boy lay the holy city of an ancient civilization in all its breadth of ingenuity and narrowness 392 of spirit.
Old English nearu "narrow, constricted, limited; petty; causing difficulty, oppressive; strict, severe," from West Germanic *narwaz "narrowness" (cf. Frisian nar, Old Saxon naru, Middle Dutch nare, Dutch naar); not found in other Germanic languages and of unknown origin. The narrow seas (c.1400) were the waters between Great Britain and the continent and Ireland. Related: Narrowness.
Old English nearwian "to force in, cramp, confine; become smaller, shrink;" see narrow (adj.). Related: Narrowed; narrowing.
c.1200, nearewe "narrow part, place, or thing," from narrow (adj.). Old English nearu (n.) meant "danger, distress, difficulty," also "prison, hiding place."