At the beginning of his married life Luther must have been in straitened circumstances.
The elder Darer was an esteemed craftsman and pious citizen, sometimes, as was natural, straitened in means by the pressure of his numerous progeny.
After he had completed his university course, he was for many years in very straitened circumstances.
From one cause or another, principally Ottilie von Goethe's extravagance, the family was in very straitened circumstances; and the brothers, being thoroughly unbusinesslike, believed themselves to be poorer than they really were.
Heih died in the child's third year, leaving his family in straitened circumstances.