Gravity is transformed from the constraint that holds us dully to Earth into the power that lets us fly.
In short, Mr. Obama feels no constraint in faithfully executing the laws as written by the Congress.
The capital gains rate will never be a driver of investment, only a constraint upon it.
Well, the other constraint is the amount of information available.
That seems obvious, but the constraint it puts on good policy is enormous.
"We will talk it over—to-morrow," he said, and his voice sounded cold from constraint.
The lawyer's face sobered, and his tone as he answered was tinged with constraint.
But the latter saw through his constraint, and went straight to the root of the thing.
But then there was constraint in the correspondence—it was submitted to her mother.
But what the alcohol would do would be to cut the leash of constraint and dig up every strong passion among them.
late 14c., "distress, oppression," from Old French constreinte "binding, constraint, compulsion" (Modern French contrainte), fem. noun from constreint, past participle of constreindre, from Vulgar Latin *constrinctus, from Latin constrictus (see constrain). Meaning "coercion, compulsion" is from 1530s.