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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of enchain.


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  • The people are superstitious, and it is superstition which enchains them.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The one deceives, the other teaches; the one enchains the minds of those who enjoy her favour by the semblance of delusive good, the other delivers them by the knowledge of the frail nature of happiness.

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • I got myself well scolded by the fair Madame, (as angels scold,) and had to plead like a lawyer to make my peace; -- after all, that woman really enchains me.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • Not merely do the scrunching squeaks of the break, the blasty trumpet whistle, the slamming of doors, and the squalling of children bewilder his brain and bedeafen his ears, but the iron tyrant enchains and confuses his eyes.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • Dwell, while their fire the lightest heart enchains.

    Poetic Sketches

  • Happy time! when to the young heart the narrow-bounded universe, which leaves, by its very limitation, free scope to the imagination, enchains our physical energies, and, sole period in our lives, innocence and enjoyment are united.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • It takes a great mind, a great genius to weave into a gossamer web, complete and perfect in every part, a story, a tale, an idea, which alike charms the mind, enthralls the sense, and enchains the spirit.

    The True Citizen, How to Become One

  • She no longer expected any man who had seen Yvonne Mario to display the slightest interest in little insignificant Flamby Duveen; for Yvonne possessed the type of beauty which women count irresistible, but which oddly enough rarely enchains the love of men, which inflames the imagination without kindling the heart.

    The Orchard of Tears

  • It enchains him for life; I have seen it in too many cases -- I am not mistaken.

    Dennison Grant: a Novel of To-day

  • Still less of a metaphor is it to declare that Macbeth enchains himself anew with every fresh crime.

    Wisdom and Destiny


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