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Definition to tie so as to limit the boundaries of movement; or the rope or other material used to do the tying
  • The horses were tethered to a post.
tethered = tied so as to limit the boundaries of movement
  • The astronaut is tethered to the space station while doing outside repairs.
  • tethered = tied so as to limit the boundaries of movement
  • I knew that if I kept going that way, I'd touch or fall over the length of life-line rope that tethered the raft.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • tethered = tied
  • The colts were tethered behind the tents, and the mares were driven to them twice a day.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  How Much Land Does a Man Need?
  • tethered = tied so as to limit the boundaries of movement
  • Or just a house—-solitary under a chinaberry tree; maybe a mule tethered and the light hitting its hide just so.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • When the ruckus died down, they discovered Snow's body, still tethered to the post.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The chopper tries several times to rise, but it may as well be tethered to the asphalt by this point.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I light a fire, for we have brought supply of wood with us, and she prepare food while I undo the horses and set them, tethered in shelter, to feed.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He's raging like a mad dog at the end of his tether.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Maybe the music was a tether.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • The tents were being blown from their ties to the earth, and the animals were being freed from their tethers.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • Jeb rolled his eyes at the way they'd tethered themselves to me to avoid expulsion, and then turned his back on us.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I am trapped here, hovering .... tethered to my earthly shell.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I'm the only thing tethering him"—he thrust out an arm, indicating Sebastian's glass coffin—"to this world.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • He was finished, at the end of his tether.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Mom took me off the BiPAP, I tethered myself to a portable tank, and stumbled into my bathroom to brush my teeth.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Like a tethered goat, so far and no farther.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • It bounced and rocked and pulled against its tether, but Doon's knot held.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • There were several people, at the end, who seemed tethered to the carpet.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • And with thongs and other gear he tethered all, both the beasts and the birds, to the chariot.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces

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