Definition of Constrains

1. Verb. (third-person singular of constrain) ¹



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Definition of Constrains

1. constrain [v] - See also: constrain

Lexicographical Neighbors of Constrains

constitutive mutant
constitutively
constitutiveness
constness
constr.
constrain
constrainable
constrained
constrainedly
constrainedness
constrainer
constrainers
constrainest
constraineth
constraining
constrains (current term)
constraint
constraintive
constraints
constrict
constricted
constricteth
constricting
constriction
constriction ring
constrictions
constrictions of ureter
constrictive
constrictive bronchiolitis
constrictive endocarditis

Literary usage of Constrains

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychologic Foundations of Education: An Attempt to Show the Genesis of the by William Torrey Harris (1898)
"To say that a motive constrains the will is therefore to say that something acts before it exists; for the motive has only ideal and not actual existence ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The law of love constrains us to rejoice rather than to be distressed at the good fortune of our neighbour. Besides, such an attitude is a direct ..."

3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"The obligation—that which, by a force stronger than his dissenting inclination or hie repelling Interest, constrains his will or tiee him to the performance ..."

4. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by Benjamin and Thomas Kite (Firm)., William Sewel (1823)
"... auricular confession, and other tenets of the church of Rome; and yet Christian charity constrains us to believe, (though we find Protestant writers who ..."

5. History of the Commune of 1871 by Lissagaray (1886)
"... ALL OBSTACLES AND constrains THE MAYORS TO CAPITULATE. THE Central Committee was equal to the occasion. Its proclamations, its Socialist articles in the ..."

6. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"... in space whose light does not reach us because, from their enormous mass, gravitation constrains the luminous particles to return. — Humboldt's Cosmos. ..."

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