Definitions

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  • n. The act of enchaining, or state of being enchained.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of enchaining, or state of being enchained.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of enchaining, or the state of being enchained; a fastening or binding; bondage.
  • n. A linking together; concatenation.

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Examples

  • So far as any argument from such "enchainment" reaches, it makes entirely against the view which Mr. Mivart is advocating.

    Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3) An Exposition of the Darwinian Theory and a Discussion of Post-Darwinian Questions

  • A salutary leveling of Voice in writing, rooted deep in the currents of postmetaphysical philosophy — or otherwise the deconstruction of the transcendental Word in all its various mystifications — can rightly disenchant the file of the signifier without going so far as to ignore the phonemic enchainment linked by letters but not coterminous with those scripted increments.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • They Maintained that Eid is not a mere celebration but the commemoration to renew the oath to perform excellent for the sake of Allah and contribute for the suffering humanity added that Let the Imams and Khatibs of all the Masjids, jamias and Eid Gahs pray for the complete liberation of Kashmir from the Indian enchainment along with terror and horror unleashed by its forces to suppress the genuine freedom struggle.

    JK Governor,CM,Ministers,DGP & Political leaders greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul- fitr

  • The universe was to him a dwelling, to inhabit with his chosen one; and not either a scheme of society or an enchainment of events, that could impart to him either happiness or misery.

    The Last Man

  • It is impossible to conjecture the strange enchainment of events which restored the lifeless form of my friend to our hands.

    The Last Man

  • Wolin admires Arendt's image of man as "a fighter," but he does not see her full-scale battle against fixity, stasis, enchainment, her ardent advocacy of democracy in the mind, plurality in the mind.

    Exchange on Hannah Arendt

  • Everywhere, no doubt, he expresses contempt for all that is of sense, blames the commerce of the soul with body as an enchainment, an entombment, and upholds as a great truth the saying of the Mysteries that the soul is here a prisoner.

    The Six Enneads.

  • Another view makes the soul answerable for all that thus comes about, since its first creations have set up the entire enchainment.

    The Six Enneads.

  • The mind is equally intelligent however diverse the objects it considers; and those objects because of their perfect enchainment are always equally intelligible.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • A sister would have meant enchainment to civilization.

    The Alaskan

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