Exclusiveness is a constricting cord that strangles progress.
To them it was a numbing, constricting presence; the abode of darkness and horror.
He gave up and awaited the constricting violence of the tangle strands.
A great lump has sprung into Peggy's throat, constricting the muscles.
He was constricting it in his hand and knocking his clenched knuckles on the marble.