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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconstrainedcon‧strained /kənˈstreɪnd/ AWL adjective   be/feel constrained to do something
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constrainedSome one who could be trusted with confidences, give advice, and yet not be constrained and influenced by being your parent.The more highly constrained and ritualised the genre, the more likely we are to be able to identify norms.Judge Leval was constrained by an earlier decision of the court.Duckham is a much more hapless figure: rather a constrained Everyman, almost a bore in fact.It is constrained only by Ethernet.Mr. Davis felt constrained to accept that such a case might be within the purview of the legislation.If perception has to be triggered off by what is actually there, then it is constrained to be true.Republicans who used to back it because the president liked it will no longer feel constrained to do so.It is true for intra-generational talk as well that speakers are not constrained to use Creole to respond to a Creole utterance.
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