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War and Peace
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  • After five minutes of irksome, constrained conversation, they heard the sound of slippered feet rapidly approaching.
  • This pleased her, yet his presence made her feel constrained and oppressed.
  • He had approached the shed full of animation, but on seeing Prince Andrew’s face he felt constrained and ill at ease.
  • How should the past life of nations and of humanity be regarded—as the result of the free, or as the result of the constrained, activity of man?
  • "I’ll tell you what, my dear fellow," said Prince Andrew, who evidently also felt depressed and constrained with his visitor, "I am only bivouacking here and have just come to look round.

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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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