What is another word for outstretched?

Pronunciation: [a͡ʊtstɹˈɛt͡ʃt] (IPA)

The word "outstretched" is commonly used to describe something that is extended or stretched out. However, there are several other synonyms that can be used in place of "outstretched" to add variety and depth to your writing. Some examples include "extended," "prolonged," "stretched," "elongated," "stretched out," and "spread out." Each of these words can be used in different contexts to convey a sense of expansion or stretching, whether it be in reference to physical objects or abstract concepts. By using synonyms for "outstretched," you can enhance your writing and create a more engaging and descriptive piece.

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What are the opposite words for outstretched?

Outstretched is an adjective used to describe something that is extended or stretched outwards. The antonyms for outstretched are rolled up, curled, coiled, bent, and contracted. These words refer to the opposite direction of extension or stretching. Rolled up means to wrap tightly into a ball or cylinder, while curled means to form into a curved shape. Coiled refers to something that is wound into a series of loops or spirals, bent is the act of curving or bending at an angle, and contracted refers to something that has been reduced or made smaller in size or length. Together, these words provide a range of options for describing the opposite of something that is outstretched.

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Usage examples for Outstretched

Marjorie stood waiting for her friend with eager face and outstretched hand.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
She ran toward him with outstretched arms, as of old-only-just as he reached her, she drew back and a wave of red suffused her face.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Glenning stopped for a moment in front of a row of hands eagerly outstretched, and just then the words "Union House!"
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Outstretched

  • The original item looked like a little hand cart with the figure of a man mounted on a platform between the wheels. The man's outstretched arm always pointed south.
    Kit Williams
  • The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
    Eileen Caddy
  • I remember staring at the computer screen--light green letters on dark--then at the clock, and finally at my outstretched fingers held a foot in front of my face. And then it dawned on me: selling the hours of my life was no different from selling my fingers one by one. We've only so many hours, so many fingers; when they're gone, they're gone for good.
    Derrick Jensen
  • The Hindu Bethlehem now lay utterly prostrate before the invaders. Early at dawn on 1st March the AfghAn cavalry burst into the unwalled and unsuspecting city of MathurA, and neither by their master's orders nor from the severe handling they received in yesterday's fight, were they in a mood to show mercy. For four hours there was an indiscriminate massacre and rape of the unresisting Hindu population - all of them non-combatants and many of them priests' 'Idols were broken and kicked about like polo-balls by the Islamic heroes.' [Husain Shahi, 39.] Houses were demolished in search of plunder and then wantonly set on fire. Glutted with the blood of three thousand men, SardAr JahAn Khan laid a contribution of one lakh on what remained of the population and marched away from the smoking ruins the same night. 'After the tiger came the jackal. 'When after the massacre Ahmad ShAh's troops marched onward from MathurA, Najib and his army remained there for three days, plundered much money and buried treasure, and carried off many beautiful females as captives.' [Nur, 15 b.] The blue waves of the JamunA gave eternal repose to such of her daughters as could flee to her outstretched arms; some other happy women found a nearer escape from dishonour by death in their household wells. But for those of their sisters who survived there was no escape from a fate worse than death. A Muslim eyewitness thus describes the scene in the ruined city a fortnight later. 'Everywhere in the lanes and bazaars lay the headless trunks of the slain and the whole city was burning. Many buildings had been knocked down. The water of the JamunA flowing past was of a yellowish color, as if polluted by blood. The man [a Muslim jeweller of the city, robbed of his all and fasting for several days] said that for seven days following the general slaughter the water had turned yellow. At the edge of the stream I saw a number of huts of vairAgis and sannyAsis [i.e., Hindu ascetic], in each of which lay a severed head with the head of a dead cow applied to its mouth and tied to it with a rope round its neck.' 'Issuing from the ruins of MathurA, JahAn Khan roamed the country round, and plundering everywhere as directed. VrindAvan, seven miles north of MathurA could not escape, as its wealth was indicated by its many temples. Here another general massacre was practised upon the inoffensive monks of the most pacific order of Vishnu's worshippers (c. 6th March). As the same Muhammadan diarist records after a visit to VrindAvan: 'Wherever you gazed you beheld heaps of the slain; you could only pick your way with difficulty, owing to the quantity of bodies lying about and the amount of blood spilt. At one place that we reached we saw about two hundred dead children lying in a heap. Not one of the dead bodies had a head' The stench and effluvium in the air were such that it was painful to open your mouth or even to draw breath.'... 'Moving a fortnight behind his vanguard, the AbdAli king himself came upon the scene. He had stormed Ballabhgarh on 3rd March and halted there for two days. On 15th March he arrived near MathurA, and wisely avoiding that reeking human shambles crossed over to the eastern bank of the Jamuna and encamped at MahAvan, six miles south-east of the city. Two miles to his west lay Gokul, the seat of the pontiff of the rich VallabhAcharya sect. The AbdAli's policy of frightfulness had defeated his cupidity: dead men could not be held to ransom. The invader's unsatisfied need of money was pressing him; he sought the help of ImAd's local knowledge as to the most promising sources of booty. A detachment from his camp was sent to plunder Gokul. But here the monks were martial NAgA sannyAsis of upper India and RajputAna. Four thousand of these naked ash-smeared warriors stood outside Gokul and fought the AfghAns, till half of their own number was killed after slaying an equal force of the enemy. Then at the entreaty of the Bengal subahdAr's envoy (Jugalkishor) and his assurance that a hermitage of faqirs could not contain any money, the AbdAli recalled the detachment. 'All the vairAgis perished but Gokulnath [the deity of the city] was saved', as a Marathi newsletter puts it.'
    Ahmed Shah Durrani

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