restraint imposed

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  • When evening came, she could bear no longer the restraint imposed by the four walls of her room. Cited from Sparrows, by Horace W.C. Newte
  • The unnatural restraint imposed upon himself, however, made his voice sound hard and unfamiliar. Cited from The Great Prince Shan, by E. (Edward) Phillips Oppenheim
  • It must be either some fatal flaw in his character, or else a powerful restraint imposed from without. Cited from An Original Belle, by E. P. Roe
  • He drank with the abandon of one who has long since done with the restraint imposed by civilization. Cited from The Triumph of John Kars, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • There were no restraints imposed upon them by society, hence it now appears to us that many things were said which might better have been left unsaid. Cited from Talks on Talking, by Grenville Kleiser
  • She did not know the care exercised in selecting the groups she was to meet, the restraints imposed on them. Cited from A Poor Wise Man, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Here they lived, at first, wholly free from the conventional restraints imposed by an organized society, and each man showed himself for what he was.
  • Here again his fiery temperament could not brook the restraints imposed upon him and he presently returned to his father's house. Cited from German Classics of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Vol. X, Ed. by Francke
  • Tommy and Jenny expect him to do away with the restraints imposed upon them.
  • We have cast off the absurd restraints imposed by the law of probability. Cited from Punch, Vol. 158, February 4, 1920, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • Why should there be an external restraint imposed upon a mere nonentity? Cited from Lights and Shadows of Real Life, T.S. Arthur
  • They scarcely breathed, so tremendous was the restraint imposed upon their nerves. Cited from Graustark, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • He rebelled against the restraints imposed by his own people behind him exactly as he felt impelled to attack the alien peoples in front of him. Cited from The Winning of the West, Volume Three, by Theodore Roosevelt
  • There was now no restraint imposed upon him by timorous publishers. Cited from Brann The Iconoclast, William Cowper Brann
  • Is thy treasury filled without disregarding the restraints imposed by justice and equity? Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4
  • Mr. Merrick was nowhere to be found, and the slight restraint imposed by his presence was removed. Cited from That Mainwaring Affair, by Maynard Barbour
  • He had become so nervous that the restraint imposed upon his freedom of movement by his bathrobe and his loose night-clothes chafed and irritated him. Cited from Vandover and the Brute, by Frank Norris
  • Later he becomes a poet, and as such is exempt in some degree from the conventional restraint imposed on those who aspire to polite society. Cited from Growth of the Soil, by Knut Hamsun
  • Od says that she wants the school to continue, but without the restraints imposed by the king, which she has experienced as Elver.
  • General Miramon, fretting under the restraint imposed upon him, saw the circle growing closer and stronger, until it was too late to make a winning fight. Cited from Maximilian in Mexico, by Sara Yorke Stevenson
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