constrained

[ kuh n-streynd ]SEE DEFINITION OF constrained

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSTRAINED

Through dinner Harriett and Robin were silent and constrained.

"From general character," Belinda began, in a constrained voice.

"You would say wrong, then," replied Mr. Vincent, in a constrained voice.

The morning meal, therefore, passed off in constrained silence.

Casanova was constrained to admit that he often played cards at the Baron's house.

When this rehearsal was over Perrin came to me; he had an affectionate and constrained air.

The Viceroy, constrained to enlarge him, allotted the town for his place of confinement.

As he joined those at the table I constrained myself to serve the champagne.

But the tyrants, not long after, were constrained to recall the same again.

She was constrained to watch, to conceal—to be awry, in fact.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONSTRAINED

fast

adjectivefixed, immovable
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