Longmore was a man of fine senses and of a speculative spirit, leading-strings that had never been slipped.
Has sir Willoughby Worret been lead in leading-strings all this time?
And then he was amenable to flattery, and few that are so are proof against the leading-strings of their flatterers.
Modern man has cut loose from leading-strings; he stands on his own feet.
Do you think I am going to be kept in leading-strings all the rest of my life?
A high-spirited lad like Alwyn would not be kept in leading-strings.
That I held you in leading-strings, absorbed you, feared comparisons, and clung to my conquest knowing it to be my last!
For many years he had been kept in leading-strings by Wolsey's and other clerical influences.
I need scarcely remark that leading-strings are only admissible as a means of gradually training the people to walk alone.
Is not the mass of the people even to this day in leading-strings?