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shackle -- as in: you cannot shackle my spirit
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • Fourth of July was coming; but he soon gave that up —gave it up before he had worn his shackles over forty-eight hours—and fixed his hopes upon old Judge Frazer, justice of the peace, who was apparently on his deathbed and would have a big public funeral, since he was so high an official.
  • He had to eat with a knife and fork; he had to use napkin, cup, and plate; he had to learn his book, he had to go to church; he had to talk so properly that speech was become insipid in his mouth; whithersoever he turned, the bars and shackles of civilization shut him in and bound him hand and foot.

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  • Half-naked, bruised, and shackled to the wall.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He holds up some sort of metal headgear that I instantly name the head shackle.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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