For keyed or fretted instruments a compromise is indispensable.
France, and was fretted almost beyond endurance by the quarrels of Federalist politicians over the distribution of commissions.
Coast is fretted into bays and promontories, and a large number of islets lie off it.
The necessity of devising compromises with men who had formerly been his tools fretted him both in mind and body.
Thence over the whole southward stretch to Mizen Head in county Cork is found that physical appearance of a cliff-bound coast fretted with deep fjord-like inlets and fringed with many islands, which throughout the world is almost wholly confined to western seaboards.