Because of the thinness of the air, there is a very tight margin between the correct and incorrect airspeeds, as little as 50 mph.
“Some patients have their own peer group which reinforces their quest for thinness,” she says.
The imperative of thinness in our culture is not based on science, and it causes a lot of pain.
Lecallier explains that the ideal of thinness in fashion modeling is not as recent as one might expect.
The barrier had been blown away to such a thinness that the pressure from above was sufficient to break it through.
He hurried on lest she should call satiric attention to its thinness.
His thinness gave him some advantages of figure, but he thought that it made his face older.
The thinness of the King's thought is in part redeemed by its tenacity.
A villager was once struck with the largeness of a pumpkin and the thinness of the stem upon which it grew.
Friends noted with concern his thinness and a hacking cough.
Old English þynne "narrow, lean, scanty," from Proto-Germanic *thunnuz, *thunw- (cf. West Frisian ten, Middle Low German dunne, Dutch dun, Old High German dunni, German dünn, Old Norse þunnr), from PIE *tnus-, *tnwi-, from weak grade of root *ten- "stretch" (cf. Latin tenuis "thin, slender;" see tenet).
These our actors ... were all Spirits, and Are melted into Ayre, into thin Ayre. [Shakespeare, "The Tempest," IV.i.150, 1610]Thin-skinned is attested from 1590s; the figurative sense of "touchy" is from 1670s.
Old English þynnian "to make thin" (cf. German dünnen, Dutch dunnen), from thin (adj.). Intransitive sense of "to become less numerous" is attested from 1743; that of "to become thinner" is recorded from 1804. Related: Thinned; thinning.