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See definition of chains on Dictionary.com
  • as inbondage
  • as infence
  • as infetters
  • as inhandcuffs
  • as inrestraint
  • as inservitude

synonyms for chains

  • enslavement
  • serfdom
  • servitude
  • subjugation
  • yoke
  • peonage
  • servility
  • subjection
  • thrall
  • thralldom
  • helotry
  • serfage
  • villenage

antonyms for chains

MOST RELEVANT
  • freedom
  • independence
  • opening
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    How to use chains in a sentence

    They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    There are no chains to my prison, no steel cuffs to gall the limbs, no guards to threaten and cow me.
    THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
    It was encircled by a ditch, but the drawbridge was down, and the rust on its chains argued that long had it been so.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    These bacilli (Fig. 89) are large (5 to 10 long), non-motile, and usually arranged end to end in chains.
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    Streptococci are arranged side by side, forming chains of variable length (Fig. 114).
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    When they form short chains, demonstration of the capsule is necessary to distinguish them from streptococci.
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    They 'ung 'im in the lamp chains right hover the dinin' table, and then finished the dessert.
    THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
    The prophet sends chains to divers kings, signifying that they must bend their necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon.
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    One is reproduced here, chiefly with the object of showing the pleasing roadside humour of hanging criminals in chains.
    THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
    Gold chains for the neck and arms, and gold ear-rings, with a flower in the hair, complete a Pernambucan woman's dress.
    JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO CHAINS

    • chains
    • enslavement
    • helotry
    • peonage
    • serfage
    • serfdom
    • servility
    • servitude
    • subjection
    • subjugation
    • thrall
    • thralldom
    • villenage
    • yoke
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