It was time to loosen these constraints, let the plot freely borrow from whatever genre it pleased: adventure, Bollywood, fantasy.
Freed from the constraints of seeking reelection, Obama faces a difficult decision in the coming weeks.
“People are complex and have a lot of other constraints and conflicts and other things they have to do that day,” says Gruntfest.
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.