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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FETTER

Briefly, I sketched the Chief's report, Fetter nodding every few words.

Marriage is no fetter about a man or woman, binding both to that which they may get to hate.

Each engagement, even a temporary one, was felt as a fetter by Erasmus.

It is a bauble meant to gratify her: why make it a fetter, be it ever so light a one?

The groan of breaking hearts is there—The falling lash—the fetter's clank!

Froude and I were nobodies; with no characters to lose, and no antecedents to fetter us.

It consisted of seventy-two members of the Fetter Lane Society.

No longer was the Fetter Lane Society a calm abode of peace.

To yield to it, is to fetter our life with self-imposed and fantastic chains.

The entente cordiale is simply a fetter and a dead weight upon you.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fetor "chain or shackle for the feet," from Proto-Germanic *fetero (cf. Old Saxon feteros (plural), Middle Dutch veter "fetter," in modern Dutch "lace, string," Old High German fezzera, Old Norse fiöturr, Swedish fjätter), from PIE root *ped- "foot" (see foot (n.)). The generalized sense of "anything that shackles" had evolved in Old English. Related Fetters.

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