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    1. Allcock's expression could not be easily described, but was a sincere reflection of the extremes of fatherly pride he felt at Harry's triumph, and the eagerness which he tried to constrain in broadcasting this news to everyone he encountered

    2. Ursempyre frowned instinctively as if his hearing had failed him, and blinked a few times before feeling a complete idiot for being unable to constrain his physical reactions

    3. two things vehemently constrain me, for I cannot resist you, and my soul, moreover, cannot note the evils of my mother

    4. constrain, in evaluation, what the subject has been, may be, and can become

    5. also consider the characteristics of the intentional field to help constrain what an intentional source must be

    6. So the Lord said to his servants Go out into the roads and the ways and the paths and everyone who you find invite to the feast and constrain them to enter till my house is filled

    7. People cannot serve when the social norms constrain their ability to do what is a natural human instinct, to serve other people

    8. do not constrain users to specific, fixed movements, and therefore require more

    9. Then said the lord to his servants: `Go now out into the roads and the countryside and constrain those who are there to come in that my house may be filled

    10. There were no employment laws to constrain him

    11. One of the patrons ate a live rat like creature that squealed, and Tammas had to constrain himself against going to the aid of the remaining little creatures

    12. It was said: what is its wholeheartedness? He said: That is to constrain him from breaking ((committing)) God’s prohibitions’

    13. It was said: And what is its wholeheartedness? He said, to constrain him from breaking ((committing)) God’s prohibitions’

    14. Position the patient in standing with a block diagonally forwards on their unaffected side to constrain lateral foot movement

    15. Let the love of Christ to us constrain us to live, not to ourselves, but to him that died for us and rose again

    16. And let the love of Christ constrain us to live not to ourselves, but to him that died for us, and rose again

    17. And let the love of Christ command us, and constrain us, and his fear be before our eyes, that we sin not

    18. Compel: To drive or urge someone with authority or things that are appealing; to constrain; to require; to demand, either by physical or moral force

    19. My point was that you don’t have to constrain yourself this way

    20. The very Hell will I constrain to lend

    21. He was so good, so delicate, so generous! And besides, should he hesitate to do her this service, she would know well enough how to constrain him to it by re-waking, in a single moment, their lost love

    22. We will not constrain you to help us; we enroll no one against his conscience, but we will compel you to act generously, even if you are not disposed to do so

    23. “It is our Hester,—the town's own Hester, who is so kind to the poor, so helpful to the sick, so comfortable to the afflicted!” Then, it is true, the propensity of human nature to tell the very worst of itself, when embodied in the person of another, would constrain them to whisper the black scandal of bygone years

    24. It occurs to me that what adulthood actually is is the problem of what one wants to constrain oneself to

    25. so generous! And besides, should he hesitate to do her this service, she would know well enough how to constrain him to it by rewaking, in a single moment, their lost love

    26. Many traders will find better results by learning to read price action and market structure, using simple tools to constrain their actions to the realities of the marketplace, and always remembering that our tools are only tools

    27. The menacing majesty of Enjolras disarmed and motionless, appeared to oppress this tumult, and this young man, haughty, bloody, and charming, who alone had not a wound, who was as indifferent as an invulnerable being, seemed, by the authority of his tranquil glance, to constrain this sinister rabble to kill him respectfully

    28. All these considerations push arbitrageurs toward short time horizons and constrain their position sizes

    29. And they may have lockups, side pockets, and other arrangements that constrain investor redemptions and give managers a better chance to extract liquidity premia from the markets

    30. If this sample mean appears too high and misleading for the future—arguably reflecting the strong bond rally that occurred in the past—we can easily constrain this mean to be a lower number and thus reduce “neutral” future excess return (the return forecast that would make us indifferent between bonds and cash)

    31. If there is a strong case for, say, only a positive relation between an indicator (say, curve steepness) and future returns, one can constrain the relevant regression coefficient to be non-negative

    32. A default under the Credit Agreement would enable the Lenders to seek immediate payment in full of any amounts outstanding under the credit facility and to exercise various remedies as secured creditors, which may severely or completely constrain our ability to continue to operate our business and may require us to seek protection from creditors through bankruptcy proceedings

    33. But, wherever a man goes, men will pursue and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate odd-fellow society

    34. For with little external to constrain us, the innermost necessities in our being, these still drive us on

    35. enfin, that I might not constrain their hearts, and be a stumbling-block in their paths

    36. Is there a man within these walls, who does not now believe (as was fully predicted when the law passed) that the conditions held out to the two great belligerents, to induce them to repeal their obnoxious edicts, violating the neutral commerce of the United States, placed the execution of our law in the hands of a foreign Government? Is there a man of ordinary capacity in the United States, having the means of information, who now believes that the Berlin and Milan decrees were repealed on the 1st of November, 1810, according to the proclamation of the President of the United States, solemnly announcing that fact; and that they thenceforward ceased to violate our neutral commerce? Does not candor constrain all to confess that, long after the pretended repeal of the aforesaid decrees, our commerce was harassed in every sea where French cruisers could reach it? Need I point you to the piratical seizures and burning of American property in the Baltic, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic seas, by the privateers and fleets of the French Empire; subsequent to this pretended repeal, and sanctioned expressly by its authority? If all other evidence should be deemed insufficient, I inquire whether the French Emperor himself has not sufficiently humbled this country (if indeed our cup of humiliation had not been full before) by his own formal antedated repeal of his Berlin and Milan decrees, long subsequent to the time imposed on the President by the Duke of Cadore?

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    Synonyms for "constrain"

    constrain stiffen tighten tighten up confine hold restrain enforce impose railroad tyrannise tyrannize bulldoze threaten coerce compel require drive urge pressure oblige restrict curb stifle check tie down enclose

    "constrain" definitions

    compel to behave in a certain way

    to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

    severely restrict in scope or extent