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noun as in bondage

noun as in fetters

noun as in handcuffs

noun as in servitude

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Or fast-fashion chains like Zara and H&M churning out runway imitations.

There are, of course, already tourists clotting Cuban beaches and hotels—many of which are chains—undermining “family values.”

A smirking Ramone is shown wearing both a CBGB shirt and heavy gold chains, posing next to an enormous boombox.

Ultimately, disclosure laws are an essential tool for promoting transparent supply chains and corporate accountability.

The novel is a gifted escape artist, skilled at shrugging off the chains of any definition.

They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.

There are no chains to my prison, no steel cuffs to gall the limbs, no guards to threaten and cow me.

It was encircled by a ditch, but the drawbridge was down, and the rust on its chains argued that long had it been so.

These bacilli (Fig. 89) are large (5 to 10 long), non-motile, and usually arranged end to end in chains.

Streptococci are arranged side by side, forming chains of variable length (Fig. 114).


On this page you'll find 161 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to chains, such as: enslavement, serfdom, servitude, subjugation, yoke, and peonage.

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