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constraint
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • But I, embracing Hatred, she lends,—forbidding, stiffly fluted, The ruff’s starched folds that hold the head so rigid; Each enemy—another fold—a gopher, Who adds constraint, and adds a ray of glory; For Hatred, like the ruff worn by the Spanish, Grips like a vice, but frames you like a halo!

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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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