1 For with little external to constrain us, the innermost necessities in our being, these still drive us on.
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2 But I constrain no man to converse or to feed with him.
3 To constrain men to any thing inconvenient doth seem unreasonable.
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4 Then he felt constrained to intimate that with all that he had nothing to do, seeing that his business was merely to acquire a few souls, and thereafter to have their purchase confirmed.
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5 I'll tell you what, my dear fellow," said Prince Andrew, who evidently also felt depressed and constrained with his visitor, "I am only bivouacking here and have just come to look round.
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6 After five minutes of irksome, constrained conversation, they heard the sound of slippered feet rapidly approaching.
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7 This pleased her, yet his presence made her feel constrained and oppressed.
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8 He had approached the shed full of animation, but on seeing Prince Andrew's face he felt constrained and ill at ease.
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9 Her sombre violence constrained him: she seemed the embodied instrument of fate.
10 The fetid closeness of the air, and a famishing diet, united perhaps to some fears of ultimate retribution, had constrained them to surrender at discretion.
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11 The photographer came out and gave a constrained, apologetic laugh.
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12 David, though he regarded his treasure with longing eyes, was constrained to answer, especially as the venerable father took a part in the interrogatories, with an interest too imposing to be denied.
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13 Whatever may have been his desire to remain where he was, he could not halt there, he was irresistibly constrained to continue, to advance, to examine, to think, to march further.
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14 But one thing remains for you to do: to think of her so intently that she is constrained to think of you.
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15 One of his anxieties consisted in being constrained to think.
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