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Example sentences for "constrained"

Lexicographically close words:
constitutionally; constitutions; constitutive; constrain; constraine; constraineth; constraining; constrains; constraint; constraints
  1. Accustomed to cleanliness, I found myself constrained to wear soiled apparel.

  2. He is of course thrown into a deeper dungeon; and more exquisite anguish inflicted upon him that he may be constrained to return to the Romish faith.

  3. The government has been constrained to make laws against nudity, but these are enforced only in the cities.

  4. The fact that the government once felt constrained to extirpate {275} Christianity, at whatever cost, and especially the fact that the Christians dared oppose the government, have brought our religion into disrepute.

  5. Once more all heads nodded and even I was constrained to follow the custom, although, in my ignorance, I could make neither head nor tail of the learned argument.

  6. I was constrained by the plainest rule of duty to raise my prices to the cost of manufacture--though no more, keeping Justice as my guiding star.

  7. Wherefore the Jew was constrained to give him sixty dollars more to be rid of him; and yet Faustus had his leg on, for he had but blinded the Jew.

  8. Faustus come not to aid me) I shall be racked and grievously tormented, insomuch that I shall be constrained by force to say more than willingly I would do.

  9. So Lancelot was constrained to do his Lady's will, for he loved more than Pyramus, [421] if that were possible for any man to do.

  10. In everyday life he is being expected and constrained by England to act in certain ways.

  11. Felt almost constrained to go the whole length of his system with him.

  12. Dénonville was constrained to abandon, or rather defer, his project of humbling the pride and power of the Tsonnonthouans.

  13. The general, fearing that his savage allies would desert him if he continued longer in the field, was then constrained to limit his enterprise.

  14. When the operator returned, after an absence of fifteen or twenty minutes, the lady was sitting where he left her, and appeared glad to be relieved from her constrained position.

  15. By this I do not mean an awkward and constrained attitude, but a false position of the principal subject in relation to the other objects by which it is surrounded.

  16. Under these circumstances the conversation was necessarily constrained and formal; the Princess-Dowager did not conceal her displeasure, and retired to bed discomfited.

  17. I felt constrained to go up again to the organ-loft.

  18. A few weeks after my arrival, I set out on such a walk, and had made about one hundred miles on foot, when I was constrained to suspend the tour, in order to take part in movements which soon absorbed all my time and strength.

  19. Dare, as he kept step with her, maintained a constrained silence.

  20. Sometimes he encountered her on the stairs, when he felt constrained to make a remark.

  21. Not only friends but even foes are constrained to acknowledge that she is the "glory of man," in every sense a "help corresponding with his dignity.

  22. In 1831, it suddenly appeared in Hamburg; and Miss Sieveking felt constrained to take a step which, in the eyes of the world, had something unusual in it, and was judged by that world accordingly.

  23. The biographer of Miss Graham, has been constrained to compensate for the paucity of incident--furnished by her life, to introduce large extracts from her writings and correspondence.

  24. Before the close of that service more than one was constrained to say, "God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined into our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

  25. It would be interesting to psychologists to learn how this diplomatist and one or two of his colleagues felt when a few days later they were serenaded by enthusiastic crowds whom they were constrained to address.

  26. And therefore to holiness all creatures, voluntarily or involuntarily, are constrained to bow.

  27. I guessed that the several members of the tribe were relieved rather than constrained to drop their intimate concerns into Almira Jewett's impartial histories.

  28. He came and put his arms about me and constrained me until I leaned against his body.

  29. The former was constrained to confess their marriage,--a piece of news which the cardinal received in silence, and soon quitted the apartment.

  30. After the battle of Laupen, and when peace had ensued, the counts, impoverished by the wars, were constrained by their need to part with various rights and privileges.

  31. The salutation was returned in a constrained voice.

  32. Here again we are constrained to eye Jesus in the character of a surety.

  33. She found herself strangely constrained by Ramona's imperious earnestness, and she chafed under it.

  34. Eleseus was constrained to show off a bit, and looked over things with a knowing air.

  35. He had lacked the means to go to the university and enter the service that way; instead, he had been constrained to sit in an office, writing at a desk, for fifteen years.

  36. One potent charm, however, we are constrained to particularise, since its infallibility was mainly dependent on the needlewoman's skill.

  37. Naturally fastidious, he felt himself defiled, much as if he were constrained continually to dabble those well-manicured hands in a kennel.

  38. So Lontaine felt constrained to use it himself; and Fanny demurely professed resignation, pointing out that in such a conveyance no husband would ever dare pursue any but paths of conspicuous rectitude.

  39. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "constrained" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    aloof; arrested; backward; bashful; blank; bound; chary; chastened; chilly; cold; compulsive; constrained; conventional; cool; detached; discreet; distant; expressionless; forbidding; forced; frigid; frosty; guarded; hushed; icy; impassive; impersonal; inaccessible; inhibited; introverted; limited; modest; noncommittal; offish; quelled; quiet; remote; removed; repressed; reserved; restrained; retarded; reticent; retiring; shrinking; sober; softened; stable; subdued; suppressed; tempered; unapproachable; uncongenial; undemonstrative; withdrawn