His bassy, back-of-the-throat syllables are straighter and sexier; his yowls are more pointed and pained.
When buddy acts have split up in the past, it is rare that show biz finds much of a place for the straighter partner.
Tell me when it starts to burn,” she said casually before adding that, “The longer it stays in the straighter it will be.
The “new” Abe has a smoother face with a straighter collar, a neater necktie and a shorter neck.
Three-minute-per-day vibrations claim to shape the nose into a straighter, higher version of the shnoz you currently have.
In the younger, wavy branches of the Barberry the spines are straighter or more diverging.
The straighter he can draw the line to those two points the happier he is.
That was crooked, and I went to take a straighter path, and after that I was fairly lost.
She looked taller, straighter in form, and no longer drooping and inelastic.
Hence it follows that the longer the plane, the straighter will be the surface produced.
mid-14c., "direct, undeviating, not crooked," properly "that which is stretched," adjectival use of Old English streht (altered, by analogy with streccan, from earlier streaht), past participle of streccan "to stretch" (see stretch (v.)). Meaning "true, direct, honest" is from 1520s. Of communication, "clear, unambiguous," from 1862. Sense of "undiluted, uncompromising" (e.g. straight whiskey, 1874) is American English, first recorded 1856.
Theatrical sense of "serious" (as opposed to popular or comic) is attested from 1895; vaudeville slang straight man first attested 1923. Go straight in the underworld slang sense is from 1919; straighten up "become respectable" is from 1907. Straight arrow "decent, conventional person" is 1969, from archetypal Native American brave name. To keep a straight face first recorded 1897; straight shooter is from 1928; straight-edge as a punk subculture is attested by 1987.
Very strict in one's military appearance and grooming
[1970s+ Army; fr STRAC, acronym for Strategic Army Corps, chosen units in constant combat readiness, hence elite troops]