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constraint
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
limitation (something that limits something else)
  • Lydgate found it more and more agreeable to be with her, and there was no constraint now, there was a delightful interchange of influence in their eyes, and what they said had that superfluity of meaning for them, which is observable with some sense of flatness by a third person; still they had no interviews or asides from which a third person need have been excluded.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (45% in)
  • The housekeeper had told him without the least constraint of manner that since Mr. Garth left, Raffles had asked her for beer, and after that had not spoken, seeming very ill.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (64% in)

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