straitened means

See: privation
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So he returned his straitened means to his pocket, and gave up the idea of trying to buy the boys.
His uniforms lasted longer than those of any other officer in his regiment, as a consequence of the sedulously careful habits that somewhat straitened means had so instilled into him, that they had come to be like a second nature.
The mother is well bred, quiet, and has the habitual anxiety of straitened means. The daughter has acquired a gay air of being very much at home in society: the bravado of genteel poverty.
It is an honest tale of a middle-aged, middle-class Englishwoman muddling through on straitened means and limited emotional attachments.