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constrained
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
restricted; or lacking spontaneity
  • There was no home, no help for the erring; even those who pitied were constrained to hardness.
    7.5 — Book 7 Chapter 5 — The Last Conflict (19% in)
  • There was bitterness to him in the perception that Maggie was almost as frank and unconstrained toward him as when she was a child.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — In the Red Deeps (66% in)
  • Maggie's manner this morning had been as unconstrained and indifferent as ever.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — Another Love-Scene (42% in)
  • And when Lucy came into the room again, they were once more unconstrained; Maggie could contradict Stephen, and laugh at him, and he could recommend to her consideration the example of that most charming heroine, Miss Sophia Western, who had a great "respect for the understandings of men."
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (45% in)

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