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constrained
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Middlemarch
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  • But I am constrained to take a view of the case which gives the preponderance to Mr. Farebrother’s claims.
  • You will have many lonely hours, Dorotheas, for I shall be constrained to make the utmost use of my time during our stay in Rome, and I should feel more at liberty if you had a companion.
  • She did not want to deck herself with knowledge—to wear it loose from the nerves and blood that fed her action; and if she had written a book she must have done it as Saint Theresa did, under the command of an authority that constrained her conscience.
  • While she constrained herself to lie still lest she should disturb him, her mind was carrying on a conflict in which imagination ranged its forces first on one side and then on the other.
  • —had been the mould into which he had constrained his immense need of being something important and predominating.
  • "But you do—you do make it harder to me," said Bulstrode constrained into a genuine, pleading cry.

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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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