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used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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restricted; or lacking spontaneity
  • Crossing the Black area of Stamps which in childhood's narrow measure seemed a whole world, we were obliged by custom to stop and speak to every person we met, and Bailey felt constrained to spend a few minutes playing with each friend.
    p. 25.1
  • Constrained by hard-learned manners I couldn't look behind me, but to my left and right the proud graduating class of 1940 had dropped their heads.
    p. 179.9

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