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constrained
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Moby Dick
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  • For with little external to constrain us, the innermost necessities in our being, these still drive us on.
  • The fetid closeness of the air, and a famishing diet, united perhaps to some fears of ultimate retribution, had constrained them to surrender at discretion.
  • But all we said, not a word could we drag out of him; I almost felt like pushing him over, so as to change his position, for it was almost intolerable, it seemed so painfully and unnaturally constrained; especially, as in all probability he had been sitting so for upwards of eight or ten hours, going too without his regular meals.

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  • ...it is very grievous to be constrained to keep our hands off such a dainty dish as Narnia.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • It seemed that we were all cloaked in an unwelcome garment of racial difference that constrained, confined, and restricted us.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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