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Adjective
Unnatural, awkward or contrived in nature or behavior
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“Certainly, he is more believable when he's doing anger and hardness than when he deploys his constrained smile.”
Adjective
Modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence
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Repressed or suppressed, especially of emotions or impulses
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Obliged by law, circumstances, or duty to do something
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Constrained under authority or power
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Reserved
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Having been imposed or established by authority
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Intimidated or overwhelmed by an overbearing significant other
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Restricted as if by being crippled with a hamstring
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With no alternative but
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Using, exercising or showing caution
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Liable to be brought to account or held responsible
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Given to or marked by restraint or moderation
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Verb
To have caused someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
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“He argues that the main plot of the post-Stalin years was the waning of administrative pressure, but his sources constrain him to tell the story of reforms.”
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Past tense for to limit, restrict, or inhibit
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“Help me, O God, to scrub away the guilt, to flush away the regrets, to polish and oil the rusty hinges that constrain my spirit.”
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Past tense for severely restrict the scope, extent, or activity of
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“As a result, domestic laws and policies in a wide range of areas need to be changed to make them compliant with these rules, even though this will severely restrict or constrain possible policy options in many areas.”
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Past tense for to hamper or hinder the development or activity of
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Past tense for to overcome or bring under control
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Past tense for to bully or threaten, especially by causing others to feel frightened
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Past tense for to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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Past tense for to keep within certain limits
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Past tense for to imprison, confine or incarcerate someone
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Past tense for to require something to be brought about
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Past tense for to have a significant influence on
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Past tense for to cause physical pain to
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Past tense for to refrain from doing something
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Past tense for to extort something, especially money, from someone by putting them under strong pressure
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Past tense for to command the doing of by one's authority
Determiner
Emphasizing insignificance
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