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  • noun Plural form of trammel.

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Examples

  • But yet, he felt as he sat there filling pipe after pipe, smoking away till past midnight, that though he could not bear the idea of trammels, though he was totally unfit for matrimony, either present or in prospect, he felt that he had within his breast a double identity, and that that other division of himself would be utterly crushed if it were driven to divest itself of the idea of love.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • But yet, he felt as he sat there filling pipe after pipe, smoking away till past midnight, that though he could not bear the idea of trammels, though he was totally unfit for matrimony, either present or in prospect, he felt that he had within his breast a double identity, and that that other division of himself would be utterly crushed if it were driven to divest itself of the idea of love.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • As a matter of fact, men have never dreamed of wishing to do without the "trammels" of organized society, for the very good reason that those trammels are in reality no trammels at all, but indispensable aids and spurs to the attainment of the highest and most enjoyable things man is capable of.

    Modern American Prose Selections

  • As a matter of fact, men have never dreamed of wishing to do without the "trammels" of organized society, for the very good reason that those trammels are in reality but no trammels at all, but indispensable aids and spurs to the attainment of the highest and most enjoyable things man is capable of.

    When a Man Comes to Himself

  • He was not very patient with what he called the "trammels" of society.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking

  • To capitalize on the changing landscape of communications we do have to put aside some of the learning -- the orthodoxies and the conventions -- which trammels us and can prevent a "bias to action."

    Miles Young: Marketing in the Modern Age

  • The man that depends upon the blessing of the Lord has his mind set free from these trammels and has, at the same time, his hands opened for beneficence.

    How Calvinists Spread Thanksgiving Cheer

  • The Intellect, freed from the trammels of the personal will, soars into the ether of perception, where Instinct follows it in a thousand disguises, seeking to draw it down to earth. '

    CHAPTER XXVI

  • Countries echoed the concerns expressed by the G77 and China that the draft text trammels the principles of the Convention and specifically of the Bali Action Plan, which established two working groups (AWG-KP and AWG-LCA) in 2007 in order to implement the Kyoto Protocol and extend it beyond 2012.

    Tina Gerhardt: We Need an Umpire: From UNFCCC Climate Negotiations to the World Cup

  • It is, writes Wills, "the folly that will be his lasting legacy," and one that "could catch in its trammels the next president, the way Vietnam tied up president after president."

    Arianna Huffington: Memo to America's Middle Class: Obama Is Just Not That Into You

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