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  • n  the state of being physically constrained
  • n  a device that retards something's motion
  • n  the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others

  • Can the co-founder of the Blackstone Group emerge as a credible voice in favor of fiscal constraint in Washington? February 15, 2008.
  • the first: the fun comes from wondering if there really are enough crossword-worthy phrases that fit the constraint.
  • And its a tribute to the author that his self-imposed constraint doesnt constrain the storytelling.
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  • Condoleezza Rice in ABC News
    Rice noted that the situation "is a constraint on the ability of any government to conclude" a deal.
  • Paul Krugman in
    We really are looking at what would very likely be a 10 percent, or plus, unemployment rate unless we can get a very effective stimulus package going,Krugman said. "The constraint now is what is actually feasible in terms of spending,...
  • Christine Lagarde in Reuters
    Societe Generale is under no constraint to merge with another financial company,Lagarde told France 2 television.

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