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not natural or spontaneous

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lacking natural ease

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showing signs of mental and emotional tension

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lacking spontaneity

struggling for effect

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Silently and powerfully he strained at the bonds which fettered his wrists.
Meanwhile, many other microcircuit makers have either quietly introduced similarly strained crystals into their chips or are planning to make that move.
IBM has developed the first transistor using strained silicon directly on insulator (SSDOI) technology that provides high performance while eliminating manufacturing problems.
Such a material may be defined by the strain energy function, which relates the internal energy contained in the strained material to its three-dimensional strain.
Of each specimen, values of those intervals are plotted that were strained to [[epsilon].sub.L] [greater than or equal to] 1.