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constrained
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

4 uses
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Definition
restricted; or lacking spontaneity
  • Hence, it came about, that when necessity constrained him to speak, his tongue was torpid, awkward, and like a door whose hinges have grown rusty.
    1.4.3 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 3 — Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse (32% in)
  • Upon which the bishop had been constrained to recite to him the ordinance of Legate Odo, which excepts certain great dames, ~aliquoe magnates mulieres, quoe sine scandalo vitari non possunt~.
    1.4.5 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 5 — More about Claude Frollo (93% in)
  • From time to time, the old lady addressed him in a very low tone, and he replied as well as he was able, with a sort of awkward and constrained politeness.
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (17% in)
  • —That the military, not content with what they find in the houses of the rustics, constrain them with violent blows of cudgel or of lash to go and get wine, spices, and other unreasonable things in the town.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (41% in)

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