tight-beamed adj.

of a message: sent by means of a tight-beam n.


  • 1951 E. F. Russell Star Watchers in Startling Stories Nov. 45/1 page image Eric Frank Russell bibliography

    He send out a powerful, tight-beamed mind call far below the normal telepathic band. ‘Charles!’

  • 1965 E. E. Smith Skylark DuQuesne in World of If Oct. 156/2 page image Edward E. Smith bibliography

    Shrugging his shoulders, he sent Stephanie de Marigny a tight-beamed thought.

  • 1994 S. Barnes Firedance (1995) 38 Steven Barnes bibliography

    He heard a…whisper in his ear, in some sort of tight-beamed message.

  • 2002 L. M. Bujold Diplomatic Immunity (2003) xviii. 338 page image Lois McMaster Bujold bibliography

    The final disaster—his speeding ships intercepting tight-beamed news from Barrayar of diplomatic talks broken off upon the discovery, in a warehouse outside Vorbarr Sultana, of a thousand empty replicators apparently stolen from the Star Creche, their occupants gone.

Research History
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2002 cite from Lois McMaster Bujold.

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