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- adj. Restrained by shackles, chained.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of shackle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. bound by chains fastened around the ankles
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Rather than remain shackled to a waning star, the captain filed for bankruptcy and divorce in 1905.
But there was never a chance, never a moment, when he might run free of a cage about him, of the walls of a room restricting him, of a chain shackled to the collar about his throat.
For example, if demand for rice rises, Vietnamese farmers — who remain shackled by many longstanding regulations of communism — aren’t always able to respond quickly.
Army Colonel while he attempts to break a shackled detainee.
I've been playing RPGs for 20+ years, and I cannot remember any time when I felt "shackled" by a particular genre.
Justice LaForme also said the panel cannot allow itself to be 'shackled' by bureaucratic requirements, and that the commissioners, not government, must be able to decide how to spend their $58-million budget.
The BBC explains how the rioters are 'shackled' by living in a poor place.
The problem has its roots in the collision between well-meaning civil sanitary laws, which require that an animal be suspended — "shackled" by a chain around a hind leg — before it is bled out, and ancient, well-meaning religious rules against the slaughter (by bleeding) of an unconscious animal.
Celina Jaitley got herself 'shackled' for a campaign to promote awareness towards cruelty to elephants.
Myster Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst will put gamers in a position that no only requires hidden objects to be found, but also to put the Manor's "shackled" souls to rest.
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