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Definition of Contracted


  1. of Contract
  2. Drawn together; shrunken; wrinkled; narrow; as, a contracted brow; a contracted noun.
  3. Narrow; illiberal; selfish; as, a contracted mind; contracted views.
  4. Bargained for; betrothed; as, a contracted peace.

Contracted Quotations

In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
Joseph Addison

The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.
Jonathan Swift

In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs.
Henri Bergson

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.
Jack Henry Abbott
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Contracted Translations

contracted in German is zusammengezogen, Vertrag geschlossen
contracted in Latin is substrictus

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