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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • I've been playing RPGs for 20+ years, and I cannot remember any time when I felt "shackled" by a particular genre.

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  • 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.

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  • The BBC explains how the rioters are 'shackled' by living in a poor place.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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