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tether
used in That Summer

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Definition
to tie so as to limit the boundaries of movement; or the rope or other material used to do the tying
  • It was as if I was attached to her with a tether, her every movement yanking at me, my own hands reaching to shield her from the dangers of her waving arms.
    Chapter 1 (6% in)
  • There was something so sad about leaving her behind, all of a sudden, and I had an urge to run back and take her with me, to pull that tether tight and hold her close.
    Chapter 1 (35% in)
  • It would have been nice to have an extra bit, but whenever I felt tempted I thought of my mother's face and said no. The tether, stretching beyond my mother and out of the house, was always attached and I was ever mindful of where my obligations lay.
    Chapter 5 (64% in)
  • I'm sorry," I said, thinking of the tether again, pulling me back even as I strained to get away, to speak my mind.
    Chapter 7 (74% in)
  • And I went back to my Pop-Tart, envisioning that tether stretched to the limit, fraying from the strain, and then suddenly snapping into pieces, no longer able to hold against the force of my pulling away from it.
    Chapter 12 (21% in)

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