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  • nounrestraint
  • verbrestrain

synonyms for shackles

  • handcuff
  • bracelet
  • chain
  • cuff
  • fetter
  • manacle
  • rope
  • trammel
  • electronic ankle bracelet
  • leg-iron
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How to use shackles in a sentence

The shackles of despotism, which began to be loosened on the 24th of August in Porto, are now bursting in this province.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Christianity degrades and restrains humanity with the shackles of "original sin."
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Individual genius can only struggle hopelessly with the shackles of a conventional system.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
They, who have riven the shackles of low birth or poverty, and made for themselves a glorious name—out of nothing!
ALONEMARION HARLAND
She must have fallen with the shackles where the hook can't get hold, but I think she's only about three feet under water.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
Portugal, under the administration of the Marquis de Pombal, broke some of the shackles by which she was held to England.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, VOL. IV (OF 12)VARIOUS
How he longed to be able to free her from her shackles, and offer her a happy home, independent of Miss Waller!
THE QUIVER 3/1900ANONYMOUS
The wreck of the Clyde was once more our standby, providing a suitable length of chain and four shackles.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
If you sight more'n three canoes at a time, knock out the shackles and run for open sea.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
The tube was loosened on its shackles and presently fell, with a tinkling sound, upon the surface of Avis Solis.
THE MAROONERCHARLES A. STEARNS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHACKLES

  • bilboes
  • bonds
  • captivity
  • chains
  • checks
  • cuffs
  • curbs
  • handcuffs
  • hindrances
  • obstructions
  • restraints
  • shackles
  • trammels
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.