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constraint
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Jane Eyre
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  • The Lowood constraint still clings to you somewhat; controlling your features, muffling your voice, and restricting your limbs; and you fear in the presence of a man and a brother — or father, or master, or what you will — to smile too gaily, speak too freely, or move too quickly: but, in time, I think you will learn to be natural with me, as I find it impossible to be conventional with you; and then your looks and movements will have more vivacity and variety than they dare offer now.

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  • Both sides have demonstrated a lack of constraint in the discussions.
  • We want constraints on her power to spend taxpayer funds.

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