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  • Our blindness, our differences, our bondages infallibly express themselves in our painting.
  • Hindus regard death to be more auspicious than birth since the person is liberated from the bondages of material society.
  • Using her 14-step-process would dissolve those bondages.
  • They also contain elements of bhakti (devotion), where the singer implores God to save her from these bondages.
  • Its chief charm is represented as lying in its own joy and freedom and the security it involves from all the troubles, inconveniences and bondages of matrimony. Cited from Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6), by Havelock Ellis
  • If the fruits of the past karmas are not received without attachment or agitation then the soul earns fresh karmic bondages.
  • These bondages broaden the UM's scope and help it gear up for more challenging global competitiveness.
  • To cross the domestic boundaries and superstitious bondages, he ordained the basic education is a must for all irrespective of cast, creed, sex and nationality.
  • Aissatou's decision in the end is far more radical than that made by Ramatoulaye; she is a clear representation of a woman aching to free herself from the bondages of tradition.
  • Up to the present my love had not dared to ask for anything, but at this moment hatred began to clamor loudly for the abolition of merciless laws, those ties and bondages. Cited from Without Dogma, by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • However, after the end of Soviet influence in Yugoslavia, and especially after the conflict with Soviet premier Joseph Stalin and Informbiro period, cultural bondages started to loose.
  • During their repeated bondages under the Persians, Syrians, Greeks, Parthians, Romans, their feeling of the antagonism between themselves and the other people increased. Cited from The Destiny of the Soul, by William Rounseville Alger
  • One of the three Buddhist malas or bondages: anava, karma and maya.
  • Vivekananda's message through the poem was to free one self from the bondages of the world, and to make those who have freed themselves spread their knowledge of freedom widely until the whole humanity is filled with tremendous passion for freedom (from bondage and suffering).
  • He explains the words to mean that one who recites the Hanuman Chalisa 108 times daily for 108 days will be released from of bondages of this world and the next, and will obtain great bliss.
  • Very naturally so; because the means of growth previously described were concerned with the extrication of the spiritual man from psychic bondages and veils; while this threefold power is to be exercised by the spiritual man thus extricated and standing on his feet, viewing life with open eyes. Cited from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Charles Johnston
  • It portrays the yogi, who has attained kaivalya, as an entity who has gained independence from all bondages and achieved the absolute true consciousness or ritambhara prajna described in the Samadhi Pada.
  • If one follows the instructions of his/her Guru in an unperturbed, indiscriminate, unopposed manner he/she can attain the Moksha (liberation from all bondages even births and deaths) without observing any other rituals.
  • He declares that he is fed up with the bondages of Svarga (Heaven), and that unlike his previous encounters with mortal women, he passionately loves Bhama, and the warmth of her family and human relationships, to the point of wanting to live and die as a human being with her.
  • Norah and Philip admit how bondages exist between people (Philip was bound to Mildred, as Norah was to Philip, and as Mildred was to Miller).
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Root form of bondages is bondage for the noun.

Meaning of bondages

  • noun The state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power
    he was in bondage to fear:, he sought release from his bondage to Satan, a self freed from the bondage of time
  • noun The state of being under the control of another person
  • noun Sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners