- 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
- And its a tribute to the author that his self-imposed constraint doesnt constrain the storytelling.
- 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.
- 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 KTAR.com
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.