SHACKLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SHACKLE
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shackle
 v.  chain; fetter; restraint that confines or restricts freedom
Classic Sentence:
1  Queer that she should feel nothing now, nothing except a weariness that shackled her limbs with heavy iron chains and a hunger that made her knees tremble.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
2  Well, you've got him where you want him now, poor devil, as shackled to you by obligations as any of your convicts are by their chains.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
3  Their convict uniforms were dirty and foul with sweat, shackles clanked between their ankles when they moved tiredly, and there was an air of apathy and despair about them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
4  The man rose and walked awkwardly toward her, his shackles clanking, and she saw that his bare ankles were red and raw from the chafing of the iron.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
5  Here a man put shackles about one leg, and pressed another lever, and the body was jerked up into the air.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
6  Tom got in, and Haley, drawing out from under the wagon seat a heavy pair of shackles, made them fast around each ankle.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
7  Priam himself at once commands his shackles and strait bonds to be undone, and thus speaks with kindly words: "Whoso thou art, now and henceforth dismiss and forget the Greeks: thou shalt be ours."
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
Example Sentence:
1  Police had to shackle the criminal's ankles to prevent his escape.
2  The trade unions are shackled by the law.
3  In that late summer of 1957, they helped to set all of us, white and black alike, free from the dark shackles of segregation and discrimination.
4  Nelson Mandela, who guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy and became an international icon of peace and reconciliation, died Thursday at age 95.
5  They finally managed to throw off the shackles of communism.