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The United Nations has found its hands tied in terms of providing humanitarian relief inside Syria.

The women had their hands tied, were thrown into a van, and dragged deep into a forest by seven masked men, who were filming them.

She was found naked, her hands tied behind her back, and her ankles bound with a bra.

For five days, almost without food, I lay on the stone floor with the hood over my face and hands tied behind my back.

It had been buried in a shallow grave, perhaps with its hands tied, certainly with little ceremony.

These four years through which I may—must stumble along with my hands tied, are a fair example.

Still, I would harden my heart to it now—to-night—were not my hands tied by Mahon's seniority.

He approached and found a man lying there, his head enveloped in a thick gray scarf and his hands tied together with a heavy cord.

"I can make a better joke than you can with my hands tied behind my back," snapped the sprite.

And with their hands tied the lack of circulation might cause their extremities to freeze unless looked after.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hands tied, such as: helpless, unarmed, unprotected, caught, endangered, and exposed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.