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Slender meaning

slender - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.
  2. 2. Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution.
  3. 3. Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence.
  4. 4. Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance.
  5. 5. Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.
  6. 6. Uttered with a thin tone; - the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.
  7. 7. Thin or narrow; small in girth; feeble; slight.

slender - examples of usage

  1. Within the four walls of breathing death that were now closing around them there was one slender possibility of escape. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. But he was sensitive to the frank grip of her long and slender fingers. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. Walking home, Horace expressed himself to his friend- as the heart of a boy may be expressed; and Skag dropped his arm about the slender shoulders, speaking softly: " Remember, son, a little more- would have been too much." - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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