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Fettered meaning

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fettered - examples of usage

  1. He dreamed that he was here in this train, not fettered, but spell- bound, unable to move and hide, only able to understand what was happening and to suffer from his perception of the hideous predicament that he was in. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. Tickled with the title of alderman, dazzled with the splendour of a silver mace, a furred gown, and a magisterial chair, they could not see the interest of the place: had they succeeded, that amazing growth would have been crippled, which has since astonished the world, and those trades have been fettered which have proved the greatest benefit. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. Two or three of them came up, and made signs to me to observe the chains with which my companions were fettered. - "A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas", Fanny Loviot.
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