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shackle
as in:  you cannot shackle my spirit


Half-naked, bruised, and shackled to the wall.
Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  to restrain freedom
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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
  • Hobbled by leg shackles, constricted by handcuffs, Connor’s strides are short, his posture hunched.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • But Bella knew they were really chains, handcuffs, shackles.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising

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  • "You’re trying to shackle me to a stranger!"
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • In many places in the United States pregnant female prisoners are kept chained in shackles during their deliveries, a brutal and barbaric practice, though this was not the case for poor Doris.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Then he roughly shackled Henry’s ankles.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Despite her determined attempts to go off wolf seeking on her own, we managed to shackle her chain to the wire.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Unaware or uncaring, Bast leaped toward Chronicler only to be brought up short, as if Kvothe’s hand were a shackle.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • His only child’s arms were still shackled behind him.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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  • Then, to Cinder’s surprise, her shackles released with a simultaneous whistle of air.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • But Constance was shackled into place.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • After a year of slavery in the Salt Mines of Endovier, Celaena Sardothien was accustomed to being escorted everywhere in shackles and at sword-point.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • He was shackled.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • He was handcuffed, waist-chained, and shackled around the ankles.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • At the Big Top Mall, no one bothers with iron shackles.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • Puller looked down at the shackles on his brother’s ankles.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Inside each are gears, lenses, fuses, springs, shackles, and resistors.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I knew that in the fever of my mind and in the most unquiet regions of my heart I would be shackled by slavery as long as I remained a writer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Marcus had heard that the fighters were locked in dark cells, their arms and legs shackled, until it was time to fight.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • And the thin metal suddenly heavy as the bonds of matrimony, as though the rings were tiny shackles, fastening me spread-eagled to the bed, stretched forever between two poles, held in bondage like Prometheus on his lonely rock, divided love the vulture that tore at my heart.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I could hear her footsteps and the clanging of the shackles on her wrists.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • I’d been wondering the same thing; the shackled foot, the chain was terrible; her grandfather murmured some reply but my mother (who seemed totally unaware of them, even though they were right next to us) stepped back and said: "Such a mysterious picture, so simple.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The circles shrink until they’re tight as shackles—there’s no removing these things on our own.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • AS HE SAT SHACKLED TO THE SEAT of the police van on the way back from Napa, Nicholas Jenks watched the impassive eyes of the patrolman across from him.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Caged birds and shackled lovers, that sort of thing.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Immigrant children arrive at the jail shackled.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Stillness was shackled to their faces.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Far back inside his skull, the shackled boy’s second set of teeth began to grind.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Here a man put shackles about one leg, and pressed another lever, and the body was jerked up into the air.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • In court, she suddenly realized, and immediately felt as if she’d been released from shackles.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • It’s a very handsome bangle, really, but the movement makes it seem like something confining, a shackle, rather than a piece of jewelry.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Hundreds of political prisoners, shackled.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I glanced at poor, shackled Mary.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Two months later, in shackles, he arrived at a prison in Andorra.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He’d somehow managed to remove his shackles.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • And if there was very much anger in him he cursed my mother because she was the daughter of farmers, and it was she who kept him shackled to one piece of land.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Tom got in, and Haley, drawing out from under the wagon seat a heavy pair of shackles, made them fast around each ankle.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • We are dangerous and to be shackled, according to your politics.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The giant Minos factory was a ram-shackle structure.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Now, however, he instinctively wanted to rebel, to elude the shackles they were trying to place on him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He can meet her in the dayroom if he wants, but he will be shackled.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • At the crossroads outside the principia, a figure in dark robes stood shackled to the ice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Property, possessions, and riches also had finally captured him; they were no longer a game and trifles to him, had become a shackle and a burden.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • One gesture from him could obliterate me, a single word shackle me to his vessel!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The feel of spring was in the air, the feel of growing life under the snow, of sap ascending in the trees, of buds bursting the shackles of the frost.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Suddenly he reached for something beneath a pile of papers, an old leg shackle from slavery which he proudly called a "symbol of our progress."
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Through the years ahead, I shall rebuild the achievements of the past, and open the way to carry them further, the achievements which are open to me, but closed forever to my brothers, for their minds are shackled to the weakest and dullest ones among them.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • Every expedient was tried, and at length, when the animal was subdued by hunger, I thought I might venture to mount her; and having given her the strongest curb and shackled her feet, I attempted to do so.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
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