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constrained
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
restricted; or lacking spontaneity
  • The lieutenant, who was neither a sot nor a sportsman, was frequently of our parties; indeed he was very little with my husband, and no more than good breeding constrained him to be, as he lived almost constantly at our house.
    Book 11 (55% in)
  • And now he soon perceived her behaviour totally changed; for instead of that natural affability which we have before celebrated, she wore a constrained severity on her countenance, which was so disagreeable to Mr Jones, that he resolved, however late, to quit the house that evening.
    Book 8 (40% in)
  • And now they all spent a very chearful evening together; for all but Jones were heartily merry, and even he put on as much constrained mirth as possible.
    Book 13 (36% in)

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