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Search phrase: constrain

Plays

 2 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.192I would your grace would constrain me to tell.I would your Grace would constraine mee to tell.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.326I must constrain you then; and for you are dangerous,I must constraine you then: and for you are dangerous

Glossary

 11 result(s).
awerepress through dread, constrain in fear
chargeoblige, constrain, compel
combinebind, constrain, oblige
conjurecontrol, constrain [by invoking divine powers]
constrainforce, compel, oblige
constrainviolate, invade
enforceforce, compel, constrain, drive
scantlimit, restrict, constrain
strainconstrain, force, press
tieoblige, constrain, force
viceforce, constrain, press hard

Thesaurus

 10 result(s).
constrainscant
constraincharge
constraincombine
constrainvice
constrainstrain
constraintie
constrainenforce
constrain [by invoking divine powers]conjure
constrain in fearawe
fear, constrain inawe

Words Families

 6 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CONSTRAINBASICconstrain v, constrained adj, constraint n
CONSTRAINACTIONransack-constraining adj
CONSTRAINNOTunconstrained adj
UNCONSTRAINEDBASICsee CONSTRAIN
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