The "How d’ye do’s" were quiet and constrained on each side.
Such another small basin of thin gruel as his own was all that he could, with thorough self-approbation, recommend; though he might constrain himself, while the ladies were comfortably clearing the nicer things, to say: "Mrs.
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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.