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synonyms for fetters

  • bonds
  • captivity
  • chains
  • check
  • cuffs
  • curb
  • handcuffs
  • hindrance
  • obstruction
  • restraint
  • shackles
  • trammels
  • bilboes
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antonyms for fetters

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  • aid
  • assistance
  • encouragement
  • freedom
  • help
  • liberation
  • promotion
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How to use fetters in a sentence

Besides a severe beating, they have fetters placed round their neck and feet; these they have to wear for a considerable period.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
He hath built against me round about, that I may not get out: he hath made my fetters heavy.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
With touching naivet the Acts relate that no fetters could be found small enough for her wrists.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
It was ever-present, implacable and sinister, yet so long as its fetters held, easily controlled.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
Azenor the Pale, writhed with pain under her iron fetters as the flames, reaching her limbs, set her robe and long hair on fire.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
And while struggling desperately for just a little happiness, she was forging the fetters of a cruel fate.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
We hope we shall not be accused of putting fetters upon genius, by refusing to admire this use of metaphorical language.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
His open, generous nature was more easily to be seduced by a liberal conduct than by threats and fetters.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
It sometimes gives an impulse so irresistible, that no fetters of power or of opinion can withstand it.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
I hear the sound of the hammer, I see the smoke of the furnaces where manacles and fetters are still forged for human limbs.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FETTERS

  • check
  • confinement
  • constraint
  • curb
  • curbing
  • fetter
  • fetters
  • limit
  • limitation
  • restraint
  • trammel
  • trammels
  • braces
  • chains
  • clamps
  • cuffs
  • fetters
  • iron rings
  • shackles
  • wristlets
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