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shackle

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Definition to restrain freedom
  • Half-naked, bruised, and shackled to the wall.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
shackled = chained (freedom is restrained)
  • He won't until I've rearranged his handcuffs and shackled him to one of the stair supports.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He holds his tray awkwardly, balanced on his fingertips since his wrists are shackled with a short chain between them.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He holds up some sort of metal headgear that I instantly name the head shackle.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • 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.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • One gesture from him could obliterate me, a single word shackle me to his vessel!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Maureen shuffled into the courtroom, shackled and wearing an orange jumpsuit.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Belittled, betattled, spectacled and shackled, and pitifully snagged and by the tail wagged, with shilly and shally no more shall you dally.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • But Constance was shackled into place.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • In the Prince's name we will shackle you fast.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • And other, darker memories: Valentine's hand cracking across the side of his face, a dead falcon, the angel shackled in the Waylands' cellar.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Clarkson acquired manacles, branding irons, thumbscrews, leg shackles, and gruesome implements that were used to force a slave's jaws open.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • She had shaken off the shackles.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • We are dangerous and to be shackled, according to your politics.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The Horde army vanished into the trees and Thomas was led away on a horse, hopelessly shackled.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Iron shackles held him hard against the cold stone wall.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Hundreds of political prisoners, shackled.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • For when the Boss really drank, what tender inhibitions ordinarily shackled up his tongue were absolutely removed.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • Shackled, walking through the perfumed things honeybees love, Paul D hears the men talking and for the first time learns his worth.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • 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

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