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angustia ae (sing. very rare), and angustiae, ārum, f

angustus, narrowness, straitness: itineris, Cs.: loci, S. — Meton., a narrow place, narrow part, neck, defile, strait: Graeciae: angustiae saltibus inclusae, pass, L.—Of time, shortness. ut me temporis angustiae coegerunt: angustiae quas natura nobis dedit (sc. temporis). — Fig., scarcity, want, poverty: aerarii; pecuniae publicae: rei frumentariae, Cs.: pro angustiā rerum, Ta.: ex meis angustiis illius sustento tenuitatem.— Difficulty, distress, perplexity: in angustias adduci: cum in his angustiis res esset, Cs.: petitionis.— Narrowness, meanness: pectoris tui: orationem in angustias compellere, narrowness of view: verborum, verbal trifling.—Of style, brevity, succinctness: angustia conclusae orationis.

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