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constraint
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Bleak House
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  • I look forward, my dear, to our meeting easily and without constraint on either side.
  • But as he reflects when he is left alone, the woman has been putting no common constraint upon herself.
  • If he would only have brushed up his hair or turned up his collar, it would have been bad enough; but to know that that absurd figure was always gazing at me, and always in that demonstrative state of despondency, put such a constraint upon me that I did not like to laugh at the play, or to cry at it, or to move, or to speak.
  • There being not the least constraint in his manner, there was none (or I think there was none) in mine.

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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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