narrowly define

idiom

: to describe very specifically

Examples of narrowly define in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this year, responding to building criticism of the approach amid lawmakers and scientists, an expert panel advised the NIH to boost oversight and more narrowly define the pathogen-altering studies, but did not suggest banning them entirely. Sarah Owermohle, STAT, 31 May 2023 Earlier this year, responding to building criticism of the approach amid lawmakers and scientists, an expert panel advised the NIH to boost oversight and more narrowly define the pathogen-altering studies, but did not suggest banning them entirely. Sarah Owermohle, STAT, 31 May 2023 Yeon-soo’s difficult life has forced her to narrowly define her priorities. Joan MacDonald, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Around the world, major international sport federations have begun to narrowly define who is eligible to compete in women’s sports, proposing alternative pathways for transgender and intersex athletes without explicit direction. Sydney Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2023 To address this, Congress should narrowly define the limited circumstances—like natural disasters or terrorist attacks—under which a state may appoint electors after Election Day. Tom Daschle, WSJ, 15 May 2022 With trigger laws in 13 states poised to go into effect if the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, a new era of restricted access to birth control could unfold in states that narrowly define when life begins, legal experts say. Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBC News, 12 May 2022 Abrams insisted the section of the penal code cited by prosecutors doesn’t narrowly define who a victim is. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2021

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“Narrowly define.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/narrowly%20define. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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