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synonyms for constraining

  • bind
  • constrict
  • curb
  • hold down
  • inhibit
  • necessitate
  • stifle
  • ban
  • bar
  • bridle
  • chain
  • check
  • coerce
  • compel
  • concuss
  • confine
  • cork
  • deny
  • deprive
  • disallow
  • drive
  • hog-tie
  • immure
  • impel
  • imprison
  • incarcerate
  • intern
  • jail
  • make
  • oblige
  • pressure
  • pressurize
  • urge
  • withhold
  • bottle up
  • cool off
  • hem in
  • hold back
  • hold in
  • keep lid on
  • put half nelson on
  • shotgun
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antonyms for constraining

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  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • free
  • help
  • loosen
  • release
  • delay
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • indulge
  • leave alone
  • let go
  • liberate
  • permit
  • repress
  • stop
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How to use constraining in a sentence

With those, who knew him well, constraining was the influence of this man, who spoke with authority of life and God and duty.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
And constraining himself, and distorting his esthetic and ethical feeling, he tries to conform to the ruling opinion.
TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARELEO TOLSTOY
He was essentially an Industrial man; great in organizing, regulating, in constraining chaotic heaps to become cosmic for him.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. III. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
Every one is conscious that, however corrupt his nature, he is under no irresistible impulse, no constraining necessity.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
Military science, constraining chaos into the cosmic state, has nowhere such a problem.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XVIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
But in either case it is only a constraining condition, not the divine impulse itself.
THE SOUL OF THE FAR EASTPERCIVAL LOWELL
Cupid after the discharge of the Arrow—with finger raised constraining silence.
CATALOGUE OF THE GALLERY OF ART OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETYANONYMOUS
It was all a kiss, despite the constraining straps—or almost all.
THE BOY WITH WINGSBERTA RUCK
She hated the North, she wished to be gone from it, and most of all she hated Bill Wagstaff for constraining her presence there.
NORTH OF FIFTY-THREEBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Kind gentleness comes also in its train, Constraining men to serve those some would blame.
HOME LYRICSHANNAH S. BATTERSBY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONSTRAINING

  • coercive
  • compulsory
  • constraining
  • fascinating
  • forcible
  • imperative
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