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Synonyms for fetter

Synonyms for fetter

something that physically confines the legs or arms

to restrict the activity or free movement of

Synonyms for fetter

a shackle for the ankles or feet


restrain with fetters

References in classic literature ?
He hurled himself forward until the iron fetter bit deep into his flesh, but all futilely.
While it was thus engaged Ghek took his spider-like way along the table to the opposite end where lay the key to the fetter.
Fetching it he unlocked the fetter from about the creature's ankle, locked it empty and carried the key farther down into the burrow.
These yer 's a little too small for his build," said Haley, showing the fetters, and pointing out to Tom.
Here Tom made some movement of his feet, and George's eye fell on the fetters.
Literature had already begun to shake off its fetters of art.
We must work fast if we would have all those fetters cut before the door gave way.
Now were the fetters struck from the last of the red men, and thirteen strong we met each new charge of the soldiers of Salensus Oll.
His imagination became affected by his fetters in a precise, matter-of-fact manner.
A faint clink of his fetters made the woman turn her head.
The productive forces at the disposal of society no longer tend to further the development of the conditions of bourgeois property; on the contrary, they have become too powerful for these conditions, by which they are fettered, and so soon as they overcome these fetters, they bring disorder into the whole of bourgeois society, endanger the existence of bourgeois property.
Away with him to the deepest dungeon beneath the castle moat;' and which, accompanied with a little jingling of fetters, had been known to produce great effects in its time.
Whether it was the absence of the fetters or not, it made no very deep impression on Mr Lenville's adversary, however, but rather seemed to increase the good-humour expressed in his countenance; in which stage of the contest, one or two gentlemen, who had come out expressly to witness the pulling of Nicholas's nose, grew impatient, murmuring that if it were to be done at all it had better be done at once, and that if Mr Lenville didn't mean to do it he had better say so, and not keep them waiting there.
Are these iron fetters, riveted on me by the smith's hammer, or are they fancies I can shatter at a blow?
He walked out into the court and paced it to and fro; startling the echoes, as he went, with the harsh jangling of his fetters.