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  • He can meet her in the dayroom if he wants, but he will be shackled.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Immigrant children arrive at the jail shackled.†   (source)
  • Hundreds of political prisoners, shackled.†   (source)
  • The davit's cable ended with a deep hook, and onto this hook I shackled the ends of my two safety lines.†   (source)
  • But there were hints of how a free market in football players might differ from a shackled one.†   (source)
  • Shackled, walking through the perfumed things honeybees love, Paul D hears the men talking and for the first time learns his worth.†   (source)
  • Zeitoun was handcuffed and his legs were shackled, and he was led out from the cell.†   (source)
  • She might as well be shackled to the table anyway; there's no way she could ever find her way back home from here.†   (source)
  • Caged birds and shackled lovers, that sort of thing.†   (source)
  • Far back inside his skull, the shackled boy's second set of teeth began to grind.†   (source)
  • His only child's arms were still shackled behind him.†   (source)
  • He loosened the chain that held him shackled to the floor, hauled him to his feet, and shoved him towards the wall.†   (source)
  • At the crossroads outside the principia, a figure in dark robes stood shackled to the ice.†   (source)
  • He was shackled.†   (source)
  • He looked away from the shackled men.†   (source)
  • Peter Houghton was shackled and chained, wearing his orange jumpsuit and bulletproof vest, but he still had the apple cheeks of a boy who hadn't come through the far side of puberty yet, and she would have bet money he didn't have to shave.†   (source)
  • Thus shackled, she worked in a room that, like the entire house, had once been beautiful but had now fallen into a general state of disrepair.†   (source)
  • The four of us were shackled together and put in a windowless van that contained only a sanitary bucket.†   (source)
  • When the chill and the roar of passing cars finally left him, he realized that a fragile-looking man, handcuffed and shackled, sat in the back seat.†   (source)
  • Winter came on, wet, dark, cheerless, in the shackling, half-built little village, and Johnnie saw for the first time what the distress of the poor in cities is.†   (source)
  • Shackled, with Vaseline in my ears, and sitting next to the cow who got me into the whole mess, I refused to look at her.†   (source)
  • There would be all kinds of police around because Cook County was where they brought patients from the jails, so you'd see prisoners shackled to the beds.†   (source)
  • Mike was shackling her, holding her back, preventing her from choosing her own future.†   (source)
  • From his contacts in the military, he learned that Taliban ambassador Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef, with whom he'd sipped tea at the Marriot, had been captured and sent, hooded and shackled, to the extralegal detention facility in Guantanamo, Cuba.†   (source)
  • I'm weighted, shackled.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Her fear began to ebb and she was able to feel compassion for the others, for those they hung by their arms, for the newcomers, for the man whose shackled legs were run over by a truck.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The prisoners' hands were bound behind them, and their ankles were shackled.†   (source)
  • I saw them that afternoon through Anys's eyes: shackled to their menfolk as surely as the plough-horse to the shares.†   (source)
  • Deo went on reciting, not realizing he was murmuring aloud: "He felt the weight of his ignorance, -- not simply of letters, but of life, of business, of the humanities; the accumulated sloth and shirking and awkwardness of decades and centuries shackled his hands and feet."†   (source)
  • Kennedy and King, its most prominent voice, are politically shackled at the wrist—like it or not.†   (source)
  • We are dangerous and to be shackled, according to your politics.†   (source)
  • I don't think farming in the same place for six generations is a dead weight that keeps you shackled, doing the identical thing year in and year out.†   (source)
  • He walked the last few miles, in a line of men shackled and chained by the left ankle.†   (source)
  • He was handcuffed, waist-chained, and shackled around the ankles.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • To be guarded at work by men with shot-guns, to be shackled by the ankle at night to a chain, were simple matters of precaution, but the savage whippings for the least stir of will, for the smallest shred of dignity or resistance, these seemed to indicate that guards were afraid of prisoners, and Adam knew from his years in the army that a man afraid is a dangerous animal.†   (source)
  • They waited on the porch for a full twenty minutes, Clumly fanning himself with his hat, Boyle standing meekly with his shackled hands folded.†   (source)
  • It is hard to move about with shackled ankles and the neck jewelry embarrasses him.†   (source)
  • Guards with blank faces stand at the door, while two others hold my shackled arms.†   (source)
  • He won't until I've rearranged his handcuffs and shackled him to one of the stair supports.†   (source)
  • She tosses a glance over her shoulder to her son, still shackled.†   (source)
  • As they pressed his face against the cinderblock, they handcuffed his arms and shackled his legs.†   (source)
  • I thought about Walter making his way back to Holman, shackled in the back of the van again.†   (source)
  • And then I see his wrists are bound, shackled in iron that he could easily melt away.†   (source)
  • He kept his head bowed, his shackled hands under the table, and he did not answer her.†   (source)
  • They opened his cell, handcuffed him, and shackled his legs together.†   (source)
  • Now he sits across from me, next to the still-shackled Cal.†   (source)
  • The sheriff explained that he would be shackled hand and feet there.†   (source)
  • He was shackled in place—there would be no escape from this hole.†   (source)
  • The Horde army vanished into the trees and Thomas was led away on a horse, hopelessly shackled.†   (source)
  • He tried to move and found that his ankles were shackled and secured to a metal loop in the floor.†   (source)
  • His feet were bare, shackled around the ankles and also chained.†   (source)
  • If for any reason they went out, they were cuffed and shackled and trussed.†   (source)
  • Did the guards not touch his skin when they shackled him?†   (source)
  • Ryan slouched in the chair with his arms shackled behind him, searching his mind for answers.†   (source)
  • McAfee nodded at Peter, who lifted his shackled wrists and opened his fists.†   (source)
  • She was wearing the orange jumpsuit and was cuffed and shackled.†   (source)
  • I stood up while two guards held her elbow as she shuffled into the room, shackled at the ankles.†   (source)
  • A lurid melodrama, of shackled beauties and doomed romances and pervasive oppression, all told in such breathless, high-spirited fashion.†   (source)
  • The three mercenaries looked ready to boil someone alive, and then there were the two shackled murderers.†   (source)
  • Wells felt a fleeting urge to touch his father's arm, but something other than the handcuffs shackling his wrists kept him from reaching across the desk.†   (source)
  • He holds his tray awkwardly, balanced on his fingertips since his wrists are shackled with a short chain between them.†   (source)
  • They allowed him to be in the courtroom without handcuffs but had insisted on keeping his ankles shackled.†   (source)
  • At least he isn't shackled under the stadium floor, Elisabet keeps saying, and I suppose even my broken heart can accept that as good fortune.†   (source)
  • She didn't bother to speak at dinner, nor to care when her small tent was erected, guards posted outside, and she was allowed to sleep, still shackled to one of them.†   (source)
  • It's astonishing how many people remain shackled for years, decades even, in a protracted and mutual state of self-delusion and false hope when in fact they had their answer in those first two weeks.†   (source)
  • I couldn't help feeling sorry for her, though, shackled to a chaperone and one like Miss Simpkins at that!†   (source)
  • Because his ankles were shackled and his hands were locked behind his back, Henry almost stumbled when the guard shoved him forward.†   (source)
  • Then they came in, Jefferson in front, shackled, walking with short steps, his head bowed and his shoulders stooped.†   (source)
  • At the end of the proceeding, Herbert was shackled and sent back to death row, vexed, disappointed, and unhappy.†   (source)
  • It wasn't until 2008 that most states abandoned the practice of shackling or handcuffing incarcerated women during delivery Trina's baby boy was taken away from her and placed in foster care.†   (source)
  • The trial court sentenced Mrs. Colbey to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, and a short while later she found herself shackled in a prison van heading to the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women.†   (source)
  • We weren't shackled, but I still shuffled along as if the rope Andskoti was wrapped around my ankles.†   (source)
  • His scrubs were shaken out, and then he was allowed to dress again before he was shackled to the wall across from our cells.†   (source)
  • And every time Salander lay shackled on her back and he tightened the straps and she met his gaze, she could read his excitement.†   (source)
  • And other, darker memories: Valentine's hand cracking across the side of his face, a dead falcon, the angel shackled in the Waylands' cellar.†   (source)
  • Done in by some viral villain, sent straight to the fiery pits, shackled by my silence, sentenced to spend eternity locked in a hot red chamber, no way to claim innocence and avoid an eternal dance with the devil.†   (source)
  • We did manage to take out six or so Flyboys, but after all the metal springs and fur had settled, we were captured, our hands cuffed, our legs shackled.†   (source)
  • None of us made a sound as our knees slammed against the stone, our shackled hands unable to break our fall.†   (source)
  • It is not an easy or pleasant task for men shackled together to use a sanitary bucket in a moving van.†   (source)
  • Even if you can put it out of your mind, why remain shackled to the pain of others when Eragon may yet be able to free you of it?†   (source)
  • He was able to kick himself free, even with shackled hands and feet, and push himself through the gaping hole.†   (source)
  • Pros laid hold on the other side, and between them they half carried the shackled captive around the spring and to the door.†   (source)
  • As I shuffled onto the airplane, shackled again, one of the feds who had also been on my previous flight stared at me.†   (source)
  • Thomas held out his shackled arms.†   (source)
  • And when the crowd saw that shackled figure raised, and heard in the tense silence the clinking sound of the chains, a low groan went through it; more than one woman sobbed aloud.†   (source)
  • He was a suspect in an interrogation room, shackled by… His mind suddenly filled with one of BoneMan's drawings on the storage room walls.†   (source)
  • I thought about the fact that I had absolutely no choice in the matter; I was going to be shackled whether I was cooperative, disgruntled, or prone with a knee in the small of my back or a boot on my chest.†   (source)
  • He was still shackled to the seat.†   (source)
  • The god's wrists were shackled in icy manacles, with chains that ran straight into the glacier floor.†   (source)
  • Mavity Bence ran out with one, but when she got close enough to see plainly the shackled figure Passmore supported, she thrust the glass into Mandy Meacham's hand and flung her apron over her head.†   (source)
  • A single bed sat in the far corner and a chain shackled to the prisoner's wrist kept them from being able to reach the bars.†   (source)
  • That face was pale now, the brown hair, "a little longer than other people wore it," tossed helplessly in Stoddard's eyes, because he scarcely could raise his shackled hands to put it right; his russet-brown clothing was torn and grimed, as though with more than one struggle, though it may have been nothing worse than such mishap as his recent fall.†   (source)
  • They knew that Johnson had responded to the request and had, by all appearances, followed proper protocol by unlocking and entering the cell only when the restrained prisoner was safely against the wall with his shackled hands in plain sight.†   (source)
  • She wasn't shackled or handcuffed when the guards escorted her into the interview room—apparently she was no longer considered a security risk.†   (source)
  • He indicated with both shackled hands the heavy bronze knocker on the Woodworths' door, a lion's head holding a serpent in its teeth.†   (source)
  • He was placed between two policemen and his wrists were shackled to theirs.†   (source)
  • Belittled, betattled, spectacled and shackled, and pitifully snagged and by the tail wagged, with shilly and shally no more shall you dally.†   (source)
  • Well, you've got him where you want him now, poor devil, as shackled to you by obligations as any of your convicts are by their chains.†   (source)
  • The bounded, shackled centers of consciousness, myriad-fold, on every plane of existence (not only in this present universe, limited by the Milky Way, but beyond, into the reaches of space), galaxy beyond galaxy, world beyond world of universes, coming into being out of the timeless pool of the void, bursting into life, and like a bubble therewith vanishing: time and time again: lives by the multitude: all suffering: each bounded in the tenuous, tight circle of itself—lashing, killing,…†   (source)
  • In short, they denied that we had ever been that hagridden populace a part of which was daily fed into a furnace and went up in oily fumes, while the rest, in shackled impotence, waited their turn.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And their going brought him peace and freedom, as if his limbs had been freed from a shackling weight.†   (source)
  • Power like a paw, titanic power, ripped through the earth and slammed against his body and shackled him where he stood.†   (source)
  • For when the Boss really drank, what tender inhibitions ordinarily shackled up his tongue were absolutely removed.†   (source)
  • He tried to move his hands and found that they were shackled by strong bands of cold steel to white wrists of policemen sitting to either side of him.†   (source)
  • Queer that she should feel nothing now, nothing except a weariness that shackled her limbs with heavy iron chains and a hunger that made her knees tremble.†   (source)
  • Shackled he was, hand an' foot, with his mate.†   (source)
  • Nae doubt it's a hard thing to skulk and starve in the Heather, but it's harder yet to lie shackled in a red-coat prison."†   (source)
  • We are accustomed to look upon the shackled form of a conquered monster, but there—there you could look at a thing monstrous and free.†   (source)
  • There is no wilderness where I can hide from these things, there is no haven where I can escape them; though I travel to the ends of the earth, I find the same accursed system—I find that all the fair and noble impulses of humanity, the dreams of poets and the agonies of martyrs, are shackled and bound in the service of organized and predatory Greed!†   (source)
  • One new elephant had nearly grubbed up his picket, and Big Toomai took off Kala Nag's leg chain and shackled that elephant fore-foot to hind-foot, but slipped a loop of grass string round Kala Nag's leg, and told him to remember that he was tied fast.†   (source)
  • He felt the weight of his ignorance,—not simply of letters, but of life, of business, of the humanities; the accumulated sloth and shirking and awkwardness of decades and centuries shackled his hands and feet.†   (source)
  • "I shall rejoice to furnish your zeal with fuller opportunities," Mr. Bulstrode answered; "I mean, by confiding to you the superintendence of my new hospital, should a maturer knowledge favor that issue, for I am determined that so great an object shall not be shackled by our two physicians.†   (source)
  • They would drift at large in the world of spirits, for fear of remaining shackled by the close bondage of the body.†   (source)
  • For now, my repugnance to him had all melted away; and in the Hunted, wounded, shackled creature who held my hand in his, I only saw a man who had meant to be my benefactor, and who had felt affectionately, gratefully, and generously, towards me with great constancy through a series of years.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And so, in this great question of reconciling three vast and partially contradictory streams of thought, the one panacea of Education leaps to the lips of all:—such human training as will best use the labor of all men without enslaving or brutalizing; such training as will give us poise to encourage the prejudices that bulwark society, and to stamp out those that in sheer barbarity deafen us to the wail of prisoned souls within the Veil, and the mounting fury of shackled men.†   (source)
  • Had her arms been unshackled, she would have crossed them.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unshackled means not and reverses the meaning of shackled. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • I felt lighter, unshackled, as if something I had been carrying had fallen away.†   (source)
  • I stood, grabbed hold of the davit's hook, and unshackled my two safety lines.†   (source)
  • If he wants to stay in his cell unshackled—all right.†   (source)
  • You'll say I walked across Africa with my wrists unshackled, and now I am one more soul walking free in a white skin, wearing some thread of the stolen goods: cotton or diamonds, freedom at the very least, prosperity.†   (source)
  • Then the men were chained together and seated in three open wagons, the girls remained unshackled and were allowed to sit up front with the drivers.†   (source)
  • Genet stood regal, happy, her head high, her carriage that of a queen who'd been unshackled and restored to her throne.†   (source)
  • When the bodies were unshackled and loaded on the carts, the shirts of the men who did this work were quickly blackened with blood.†   (source)
  • -BONO, AT THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST, FEBRUARY 2, 2006 Maggie Shay stood, his arms akimbo, looking just as surprised to be unshackled as we were to see him that way.†   (source)
  • Those who weren't wounded wanted the ship to hit a mine, for then they would be unshackled and given a chance in the sea, but the wounded had no hope: they were not strong enough to swim ashore, and in the water they would bleed to death.†   (source)
  • Well, leave thy elephants unshackled tonight and see what comes.†   (source)
  • The spirit of insubordination, which emanated from the unfortunate Asa, had spread among his juniors; and the squatter had been made painfully to remember the time when, in the wantonness of his youth and vigour, he had, reversing the order of the brutes, cast off his own aged and failing parents, to enter into the world unshackled and free.†   (source)
  • It had given him a disgust to his business, and to his residence in a small market town; and, in quitting them both, he had removed with his family to a house about a mile from Meryton, denominated from that period Lucas Lodge, where he could think with pleasure of his own importance, and, unshackled by business, occupy himself solely in being civil to all the world.†   (source)
  • No, it was not regret which made Anne's heart beat in spite of herself, and brought the colour into her cheeks when she thought of Captain Wentworth unshackled and free.†   (source)
  • A sleek young gentleman from Delhi, armed with a bunch of keys which the Flower had unshackled from the senseless one's belt, went through every single box, bundle, mat, and saddle-bag in Mahbub's possession even more systematically than the Flower and the pundit were searching the owner.†   (source)
  • And they shackled him hand and foot and would take of him ne bail ne mainprise but preferred a charge against him for he was a malefactor.†   (source)
  • The ability also of the Irish parliament to maintain the rights of their constituents, so far as the disposition might exist, was extremely shackled by the control of the crown over the subjects of their deliberation.†   (source)
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  • At the Big Top Mall, no one bothers with iron shackles.†   (source)
  • Hobbled by leg shackles, constricted by handcuffs, Connor's strides are short, his posture hunched.†   (source)
  • Chain link against chain link, shackles in motion.†   (source)
  • They take what they want, and in return they give you only your own shackles.†   (source)
  • In the same instant, the shackle on my right ankle clicked open and fell off, revealing a band of abraded red skin.†   (source)
  • Two months later, in shackles, he arrived at a prison in Andorra.†   (source)
  • The deputies didn't handcuff Walter or shackle him, so he walked into court waving to family and friends.†   (source)
  • After that it was only a question of tearing out a few stones, prying apart a few boards, chiseling out some mortar, bending the bars of a metal grate enough to squeeze through (that's how I broke my arm), then incapacitating the guards and using their keys to unlock my shackles.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The shackles on my wrist clank together.†   (source)
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  • Inside each are gears, lenses, fuses, springs, shackles, and resistors.†   (source)
  • The circles shrink until they're tight as shackles—there's no removing these things on our own.†   (source)
  • She still wore the heavy iron shackles around her ankles—a sign that she was not yet wholly trusted—but they did not hinder her sure strides down the steps.†   (source)
  • It's a very handsome bangle, really, but the movement makes it seem like something confining, a shackle, rather than a piece of jewelry.†   (source)
  • Then, to Cinder's surprise, her shackles released with a simultaneous whistle of air.†   (source)
  • If he wants to come in the dayroom in shackles—all right.†   (source)
  • No. In court, she suddenly realized, and immediately felt as if she'd been released from shackles.†   (source)
  • It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles.†   (source)
  • If chained is where you have been, your arms will always bear marks of the shackles.†   (source)
  • Bring on the shackles — I'm your prisoner.†   (source)
  • Stephen feels hemmed in by the strictures of Irish life, by family and politics and education and religion and narrow-mindedness; as we know by now, the antidote to limitations and shackles is freedom.†   (source)
  • Two of the guards unlocked Zeitoun's handcuffs and shackles.†   (source)
  • As soon as the steer falls, a worker grabs one of its hind legs, shackles it to a chain, and the chain lifts the huge animal into the air.†   (source)
  • The first step is removing the shackles on our minds.†   (source)
  • But Bella knew they were really chains, handcuffs, shackles.†   (source)
  • Unaware or uncaring, Bast leaped toward Chronicler only to be brought up short, as if Kvothe's hand were a shackle.†   (source)
  • He'd somehow managed to remove his shackles.†   (source)
  • He struggled until there was blood on his wrists from where the shackles held him.†   (source)
  • The giant Minos factory was a ram-shackle structure.†   (source)
  • Alex considered his orange scrubs, his rubber flip-flops, his shackles.†   (source)
  • "You're trying to shackle me to a stranger!"†   (source)
  • MacPherson's eyes had encountered the shackles on Stoddard's wrists.†   (source)
  • He had thrown off the shackles of cubicle life and made himself happy.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They recapture some of the fugitives, they shackle and march them in somber lockstep, in tired mindless versions of the stage routines, and Klara saw it retrospectively, how the Rockettes had prefigured this, only it wasn't funny anymore, and they bare the faces of those who are still hooded, and the shots begin to engage a rhythm, long shot and close-up, landscape and face, waves of hypnotic repetition, and the music describes a kind of destiny, a brutish fate that bass-drums down the…†   (source)
  • Clarkson acquired manacles, branding irons, thumbscrews, leg shackles, and gruesome implements that were used to force a slave's jaws open.†   (source)
  • Puller looked down at the shackles on his brother's ankles.†   (source)
  • I had a vision of the Middle Passage, of blacks shuffling down the gangplank, shackles clinking while a hundred pairs of eyes probed their flanks, their biceps, and studied the exposed flesh for yaws, which was the Old World syphilis.†   (source)
  • "Yeah, you showed her," Total muttered, licking his paw where his shackle was chafing it.†   (source)
  • The moment he crested the bank, the fear fell from him like loosed shackles.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • Only by a turn of fate had he been delivered from "dangerous shackles."†   (source)
  • I was a father to a terrific young man who never had a childhood like I did, I had broken the shackles of my past and was fortunate enough to help others, and I finally had a lady in my life whom I loved and adored.†   (source)
  • In the deep basement of a private redoubt soundproofed and equipped for prolonged and difficult interrogations, the sensualist and his associates would shackle Denny, tape open his eyes, and force him to watch while they killed Rebekah and the unborn child.†   (source)
  • Every mile that Trailways 5121 travels past the pine thickets and swampland of the Texas coastal highway puts Lee Harvey Oswald one mile farther away from the shackles of his turbulent and bitter marriage.†   (source)
  • We have chosen not to endanger you, nor to wear the shackles any longer.†   (source)
  • Once the sun came in I saw this was a cell, with shackles on the walls and leg irons on the floor.†   (source)
  • You are the witnesses to my solemn pledge: When I am free of these shackles and living in Paris on my inheritance, I shall never wear a dress again.†   (source)
  • They were herded into the baracoon where the shackles were removed, leaving just the manacles as bracelets around the ankles and wrists.†   (source)
  • "If I could," Gianfranco said as the mist lifted off the sea in glittering silver, "I'd break the shackles and swim to Africa."†   (source)
  • There no were handcuffs, waist chains, or shackles.†   (source)
  • I could hear her footsteps and the clanging of the shackles on her wrists.†   (source)
  • Despite her determined attempts to go off wolf seeking on her own, we managed to shackle her chain to the wire.†   (source)
  • Moments snap together like magnets, forging a chain of shackles.†   (source)
  • I considered myself an agnostic, emancipated enough from the shackles of belief and also brave enough to resist calling on any such questionable gaseous vertebrate as the Deity, even in times of travail and suffering.†   (source)
  • The old man had tried from the beginning to shackle them.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We thought we did at Darwin just at first, but it was only a crane shackle squeaking on the wharf.†   (source)
  • Haymitch dumps the head shackle on the bed and...†   (source)
  • Why chain your body to the clock, you can break the shackles of time, and so on and so forth.†   (source)
  • At 6:00 A.M., the soldiers remove my shackles and unchain me from my prison wall.†   (source)
  • When I feel cold hands on my neck and metal shackles on my wrists, I know why.†   (source)
  • He holds up some sort of metal headgear that I instantly name the head shackle.†   (source)
  • Then they took off his shackles and just left him there by the flagpole.†   (source)
  • Her wrists chafed against her shackles badly enough that her eyes watered.†   (source)
  • And then there were cuffs and shackles, much like the ones holding Dennis down below.†   (source)
  • Her wings were pinioned to her sides by black chains; there were shackles on her legs.†   (source)
  • Haymitch is probably making plans to have me fitted for a head shackle at this very moment.†   (source)
  • I yelp, trying to clutch my head, but the shackles hold firm.†   (source)
  • She batted her eyelashes and readjusted her shackles as if they were lace gloves.†   (source)
  • The shackles dug into her stomach, and fizzing, boiling rage turned her face scarlet.†   (source)
  • In response, his arms snap out, pulling apart the metal shackles with shocking ease.†   (source)
  • The shackles on her wrists shift down a few inches, revealing raw sores beneath them.†   (source)
  • Before she'd gotten into the bath, Chaol had removed her shackles.†   (source)
  • It was Chaol, fastening her bandaged wrists into shackles.†   (source)
  • She pivoted, shackles clanking, and took in the desolate waste that was Endovier.†   (source)
  • Try the chisel on the shackles around her ankles instead.†   (source)
  • He might also need to collapse one of his metacarpals to squeeze his hand through the shackle.†   (source)
  • Chains were at ached to my wrists with shackles.†   (source)
  • Iron shackles held him hard against the cold stone wall.†   (source)
  • If you know so much, tell me this: Will I be safe in their shackles?†   (source)
  • Frank thrust the tinder at the last shackle.†   (source)
  • Thomas walked against the rattling of his shackles, dumb with disbelief.†   (source)
  • He stooped, eagerly examining the shackles on Gray's ankles.†   (source)
  • Even the Old Grey Gull was given shackles.†   (source)
  • She arrived in the back of a cruiser, wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and handcuffs and shackles.†   (source)
  • He s reduced your great religion to nothing more than shackles to harness the will of his people.†   (source)
  • Then touching the shackle gently with his index finger, he said, "Very well.†   (source)
  • He moved his fire to the shackles on the god's right hand.†   (source)
  • A panel at the bottom of the door allowed the shackles to be put on before the door was opened.†   (source)
  • Then the shackles began clinking as she stepped forward to fill the empty spot by my side.†   (source)
  • There were also shackles around his ankles with a chain running between them.†   (source)
  • The chains rattled softly as Osney twisted in his shackles.†   (source)
  • The chains and shackles could have held King Kong.†   (source)
  • Handcuffs were quickly latched to his wrists and the shackle unlocked.†   (source)
  • They were mystified as to why I had not been called with them to do the shackle dance on the tarmac.†   (source)
  • Throw off the shackles that bind you here.†   (source)
  • She was getting the Maynard Bush treatment—handcuffs, shackles, a chain around her waist.†   (source)
  • Your Dothraki have harried the slavers from the hills and struck the shackles from their slaves.†   (source)
  • Mark nodded, point conceded, and dropped the shackle on the bed, where it clanked in its chains.†   (source)
  • We talked longingly about doing "the shackle dance" on the tarmac again.†   (source)
  • Now we're only wearing shackles and they're feeding us better.†   (source)
  • I was feeling more positively about everyone's shackles.†   (source)
  • And he'd passed out a second time trying to slide his collapsed hand through the shackle.†   (source)
  • The shackles on her ankles forced her to shuffle.†   (source)
  • If you think that it is impossible to sleep in shackles, I am here to prove you wrong.†   (source)
  • Kahlid rounded his chair, unfastened the shackles, and helped him to his feet.†   (source)
  • The guard slowly unchained him, removing his handcuffs and the shackles around his ankles, and then locked eyes with me and told me I had one hour.†   (source)
  • A week later, Walter sat in the van with shackles pinching his ankles and chains tightly wound around his waist.†   (source)
  • But when he closed his eyes, the tree became a vine and the vine became a shackle, and then it was the same nightmare all over again.†   (source)
  • My shackles clank.†   (source)
  • It was the room from his vision, right down to the operating table and the bloody shackles on the wall.†   (source)
  • It's nothing at all to shock the metal, burning it with sparks until the shackles fall off my wrists.†   (source)
  • But the most unnerving thing about the room was the pair of shackles that were bolted to the wall on the left.†   (source)
  • I scrunch up the earpiece wire protectively in my fist and fling the head shackle back in his face with my free hand, but he catches it easily.†   (source)
  • He's as well groomed and finely dressed as ever, but weighted down with manacles, ankle shackles, tracking devices.†   (source)
  • The preps have been forced into cramped body positions for so long that even once the shackles are removed, they have trouble walking.†   (source)
  • In less than a second, she could get her arms over the prince's head and have her shackles crushing his windpipe.†   (source)
  • She shifted her hands in their shackles, watching the chains sway and clank between her and the Captain of the Guard.†   (source)
  • He'd entered the room wearing shackles, and only had them removed when his guards—all five of them—gave him a stern warning.†   (source)
  • As she rose, she frowned at the imprint of grit she left behind on the otherwise spotless floor, and at the clank of her shackles echoing through the silent room.†   (source)
  • Not to mention the shackles.†   (source)
  • All kneel for Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Shackles, and Mother of Dragons.†   (source)
  • They used to sit across from him, compulsively touching their rings, as though they were shackles that bound them to their husbands.†   (source)
  • George Atzerodt goes meekly into custody, where he is soon fitted with wrist shackles, a ball and chain on his ankle, and a hood over his head, just like Lewis Powell.†   (source)
  • Now, however, he instinctively wanted to rebel, to elude the shackles they were trying to place on him.†   (source)
  • Determined to escape, he delved into the flow of energy within his body and, directing the spell at his shackles, he mentally shouted, Kverst malmr du huildrs edtha, mar frema ne thon eka threyja!†   (source)
  • Jordan McAfee sat beside his client, who was wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and shackles, and was doing everything he could to avoid looking at Alex as she read the charges.†   (source)
  • Even if I thought that you wouldn't bleed to death in the sea," Alessandro said, rising to his feet, "I wouldn't cut the shackles, because I want to return to my family."†   (source)
  • They found him in heavy shackles.†   (source)
  • The heavy bronze shackles around their ankles would pull them to the bottom where they would drown unseen.†   (source)
  • All had been amongst the most famed of Meereen's fighting slaves …. and it had been the fighting slaves, freed from their shackles by her sewer rats, who led the uprising that won the city for her.†   (source)
  • All three were bound by chains and shackles to the ship's anchor, which sat in the front of the bow deck.†   (source)
  • The shackles were gone!†   (source)
  • Mr. Ruiz and Mr. Montes were found by the naval officers to be just as free, just as unbound by shackles or chains.†   (source)
  • "All kneel for Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Shackles, and Mother of Dragons," cried Missandei in her high, sweet voice.†   (source)
  • She looked small and frail in the baggy jumpsuit, and I thought the handcuffs and shackles were totally unnecessary.†   (source)
  • They were still slaves wearing shackles and guarded by whitemen with guns, but their stomachs were full and the whitemen encouraged them to walk and exercise in the clearing during the daylight hours.†   (source)
  • "All kneel for Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Shackles and Mother of Dragons," Missandei called.†   (source)
  • One by one she began to shackle us—chain around the waist, handcuffs that were then chained to your waist, and ankle cuffs with a foot of chain between them.†   (source)
  • Once out of the shackle the guard took other precautions that would make a struggle a losing proposition.†   (source)
  • The guards had secured the shackles around his ankles to the legs of his chair, which was bolted into the concrete floor.†   (source)
  • I find it extremely odd, Your Honor, that we hold these men prisoners as presumed slaves even though when they were found by the U.S. Navy, none were in shackles and each was in command of his own liberty.†   (source)
  • There was no way to secure him to the floor, so the guards ran chains through his shackles and around the legs of the chair.†   (source)
  • "When they shackle you, try to flex your wrists so there's a little more room, and if you try to catch the marshal's eye when he's chaining you, maybe he won't cuff you so tight your circulation goes.†   (source)
  • Right here using the leverage provided by the bed, the shackle itself, and his full body weight, he might be able to break his bones.†   (source)
  • "All kneel for Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Shackles, and Mother of Dragons," Missandei called.†   (source)
  • She turned the black shackle over and tried to slip her hand into the small opening, but it wouldn't go.†   (source)
  • I will rule, however, that they be kept in preferred incarceration, that the shackles be removed from Mr. Joseph Cinque while he is in lock-up, and that the negroes be allowed regular outdoor exercise and visitors from the Yale Divinity School without barrier or surcharge.†   (source)
  • On his first visit to see me, he had the misfortune of arriving at the same time as the airlift transport bus, and lie was treated to the sight of disheveled women in jumpsuits entering the FCI in full shackles, supervised by guards with high-gauge rifles.†   (source)
  • He'd wedged the shackle between the bed frame and one of the posts and positioned his hand so that all of his weight would fall on his thumb when he threw himself backwards, but even then the bone had survived two failed attempts.†   (source)
  • RICKI HELD THE shackles in her gloved hands, slowly turning them over, mind spinning with the story they told.†   (source)
  • Or maybe it reminded him of the shackles of humanity, bound by inevitable tragedy that ultimately ended in death.†   (source)
  • Under any other circumstance he would never look at iron shackles and think of them as a possibility, but he'd put his mind to just this possibility from the moment they moved him into the holding cell in the downtown precinct and locked the restraints around his wrists.†   (source)
  • Back on the shackles.†   (source)
  • So once old Paxton had tried to shackle Kathleen, but they had outwitted him, healthy love overwhelming sick, if only for the moment.†   (source)
  • Don't you shackle him with your love?†   (source)
  • The man rose and walked awkwardly toward her, his shackles clanking, and she saw that his bare ankles were red and raw from the chafing of the iron.†   (source)
  • He thought of them down there in the deeps of the ship never knowing where they were going never smelling the outer air never feeling anything except the oar in their hands and the shackles on their legs and the whip that lashed their backs when they grew tired.†   (source)
  • However after several nights of this embarrassing constraint, Aunt Bertha's self-imposed shackles grew too much for her.†   (source)
  • Their convict uniforms were dirty and foul with sweat, shackles clanked between their ankles when they moved tiredly, and there was an air of apathy and despair about them.†   (source)
  • When I knocked the shackle-bolt loose, the chain roared out through the hawse-hole and into the sea.†   (source)
  • "Yes," she said, "but now it no longer shackles him.†   (source)
  • Now he was going to be free, to tear off his shackles, to rise up and fight.†   (source)
  • Whatever slavery might do to me, it could not shackle my children.†   (source)
  • To be free, with him, signifies to escape from all the shackles of society.†   (source)
  • Your fine critic of woman must never shackle his judgment by calling one woman his own.†   (source)
  • I tell thee, shackles and the prison-house shall punish the next offence of this kind.†   (source)
  • One gesture from him could obliterate me, a single word shackle me to his vessel!†   (source)
  • Here a man put shackles about one leg, and pressed another lever, and the body was jerked up into the air.†   (source)
  • She had shaken off the shackles.†   (source)
  • Now they stumbled in the shackles of humanity, lived in a fear that never died, fretted by a law they could not understand; their mock-human existence, begun in an agony, was one long internal struggle, one long dread of Moreau—and for what?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I am too old now—but I was not intended for a world in which women shackle themselves in garments that are not even made of cloth.†   (source)
  • Insidiously, and by remote ways, as well as by the power of stick and stone and clout of hand, were the shackles of White Fang's bondage being riveted upon him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The scales will fall from his eyes, the shackles will be torn from his limbs—he will leap up with a cry of thankfulness, he will stride forth a free man at last!†   (source)
  • Tom got in, and Haley, drawing out from under the wagon seat a heavy pair of shackles, made them fast around each ankle.†   (source)
  • Micawber being now on the eve of casting off the pecuniary shackles that have so long enthralled him,' said Mrs. Micawber, 'and of commencing a new career in a country where there is sufficient range for his abilities, — which, in my opinion, is exceedingly important; Mr. Micawber's abilities peculiarly requiring space, — it seems to me that my family should signalize the occasion by coming forward.†   (source)
  • In the excitement of my opium dreams (for I was habitually fettered in the shackles of the drug) I would call aloud upon her name, during the silence of the night, or among the sheltered recesses of the glens by day, as if, through the wild eagerness, the solemn passion, the consuming ardor of my longing for the departed, I could restore her to the pathway she had abandoned--ah, could it be forever?†   (source)
  • In all states of the Union we see men, but yesterday burst from the shackles of slavery, who, by a self-educating force, which cannot be too much admired, have risen to highly respectable stations in society.†   (source)
  • Then why should you shackle poor Gurth, uncle, for the fault of his dog Fangs? for I dare be sworn we lost not a minute by the way, when we had got our herd together, which Fangs did not manage until we heard the vesper-bell.†   (source)
  • Chains and shackles, which had been the portion of former captives, from whom active exertions to escape had been apprehended, hung rusted and empty on the walls of the prison, and in the rings of one of those sets of fetters there remained two mouldering bones, which seemed to have been once those of the human leg, as if some prisoner had been left not only to perish there, but to be consumed to a skeleton.†   (source)
  • Athelstane, however, went on as follows, with the history of his escape:— "Finding myself freed from the staple, I dragged myself up stairs as well as a man loaded with shackles, and emaciated with fasting, might; and after much groping about, I was at length directed, by the sound of a jolly roundelay, to the apartment where the worthy Sacristan, an it so please ye, was holding a devil's mass with a huge beetle-browed, broad-shouldered brother of the grey-frock and cowl, who looked…†   (source)
  • …men, savages,
    somehow hold him back against his will.
    I'll make you a prophecy, one the immortal gods
    have planted in my mind—it will come true, I think,
    though I am hardly a seer or know the flights of birds.
    He won't be gone long from the native land he loves,
    not even if iron shackles bind your father down.
    He's plotting a way to journey home at last;
    he's never at a loss.
    But come, please,
    tell me about yourself now, point by point.
    You're truly Odysseus' son?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • …the gods."
    But the famous crippled Smith appealed in turn,
    "God of the earthquake, please don't urge this on me.
    A pledge for a worthless man is a worthless pledge indeed.
    What if he slips out of his chains—his debts as well?
    How could I shackle you while all the gods look on?"
    But the god of earthquakes reassured the Smith,
    "Look, Hephaestus, if Ares scuttles off and away,
    squirming out of his debt, I'll pay the fine myself."
    And the famous crippled Smith complied at last:
    …†   (source)
  • …who rule Olympus!"
    "The cripple wins by craft."
    "The adulterer,
    he will pay the price!"
    So the gods would banter
    among themselves but lord Apollo goaded Hermes on:
    "Tell me, Quicksilver, giver of all good things—
    even with those unwieldy shackles wrapped around you,
    how would you like to bed the golden Aphrodite?"
    "Oh Apollo, if only!" the giant-killer cried.
    "Archer, bind me down with triple those endless chains!
    Let all you gods look on, and all you goddesses too—
    how I'd…†   (source)
  • …home—
    but a god's iron sentence bound him fast:
    barbarous herdsmen dragged him off in chains.
    Yet when the months and days had run their course
    and the year wheeled round and the seasons came again,
    then mighty Iphiclus loosed the prophet's shackles,
    once he had told him all the gods' decrees.
    And so the will of Zeus was done at last.
    And I saw Leda next, Tyndareus' wife,
    who'd borne the king two sons, intrepid twins,
    Castor, breaker of horses, and the hardy boxer…†   (source)
  • …my life, My long and crowded life of active work, not adoration merely; Thou knowest the prayers and vigils of my youth, Thou knowest my manhood's solemn and visionary meditations, Thou knowest how before I commenced I devoted all to come to Thee, Thou knowest I have in age ratified all those vows and strictly kept them, Thou knowest I have not once lost nor faith nor ecstasy in Thee, In shackles, prison'd, in disgrace, repining not, Accepting all from Thee, as duly come from Thee.†   (source)
  • In the Prince's name we will shackle you fast.†   (source)
  • Don Quixote, who was not used to dismount without having the stirrup held, fancying that Sancho had by this time come to hold it for him, threw himself off with a lurch and brought Rocinante's saddle after him, which was no doubt badly girthed, and saddle and he both came to the ground; not without discomfiture to him and abundant curses muttered between his teeth against the unlucky Sancho, who had his foot still in the shackles.†   (source)
  • Bolts and shackles!†   (source)
  • Here, take her hand, Proud scornful boy, unworthy this good gift; That dost in vile misprision shackle up My love and her desert; that canst not dream We, poising us in her defective scale, Shall weigh thee to the beam; that wilt not know It is in us to plant thine honour where We please to have it grow.†   (source)
  • The circumstances that endanger the safety of nations are infinite, and for this reason no constitutional shackles can wisely be imposed on the power to which the care of it is committed.†   (source)
  • 'tis paltry to be Caesar; Not being Fortune, he's but Fortune's knave, A minister of her will: and it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds; Which shackles accidents and bolts up change; Which sleeps, and never palates more the dug, The beggar's nurse and Caesar's.†   (source)
  • Of late these shackles, if I mistake not, have been broken; and octennial parliaments have besides been established.†   (source)
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