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synonyms for fetter

  • bind
  • chain
  • check
  • clog
  • confine
  • cuff
  • curb
  • encumber
  • hamper
  • hamstring
  • handcuff
  • hinder
  • hobble
  • hog-tie
  • leash
  • manacle
  • repress
  • restrain
  • restrict
  • shackle
  • trammel
  • drag feet
  • hang up
  • hold captive
  • put straitjacket on
  • throw monkey wrench in
See also synonyms for: fettered / fetters
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antonyms for fetter

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  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • expedite
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • liberate
  • permit
  • promote
  • release
  • loose
  • loosen
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How to use fetter in a sentence

I wonder how it comes,” he asked, “that all these strangers are so quick afoot, and we must drag about our fetter?
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He was a grave lad; he had no mind to dance himself; he wore his fetter manfully, and tended his ulcer without complaint.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He thought to leave the fetter where it lay, but when he turned to go, his mind was otherwise.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
When politics possess the soul, they fetter it with contemptible pride, paltry ambitions.
THE CONQUEST OF ROMEMATILDE SERAO
Taking this fetter to the wolf, they bade him try his strength on it.
THE ELDER EDDAS OF SAEMUND SIGFUSSON; AND THE YOUNGER EDDAS OF SNORRE STURLESONSAEMUND SIGFUSSON AND SNORRE STURLESON
The stallion seemed to know that it was a fetter which had touched him, for he shot away from the man like lightning.
THE BACKWOODSMANVARIOUS
Despotism cannot fetter thought—that is free everywhere—but it can and does restrain its outworking into practical action.
STANLEY'S ADVENTURES IN THE WILDS OF AFRICAJOEL TYLER HEADLEY AND WILLIAM FLETCHER JOHNSON
Yet nothing that could in any way fetter his editorial independence or freedom of action could he permit.
HUGH MILLERWILLIAM KEITH LEASK
It was because the wedding-ring was a fetter that constrained my wife, body and soul; because I was as inflexible as steel.
A BOOK O' NINE TALES.ARLO BATES
Be they of iron or of silk, the good wife discovereth not; for it is only in an unholy struggle that they bind and fetter.
HUBERT'S WIFEMINNIE MARY LEE
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WORDS RELATED TO FETTER

  • band
  • binding
  • chain
  • connection
  • cord
  • fastening
  • fetter
  • gunk
  • handcuff
  • hookup
  • ligature
  • link
  • linkage
  • manacle
  • network
  • nexus
  • rope
  • shackle
  • stickum
  • tie
  • tie-in
  • wire
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