[ UK /ɛnt‍ʃˈe‍ɪnd/ ]
  1. bound with chains
    prisoners in chains
    enchained demons strained in anger to gnaw on his bones
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How To Use enchained In A Sentence

  • His graceful elocution enchained the senses of his hearers. The Last Man
  • It is easy to see -- and indeed to admire -- why Africans, snatched from their homeland, enchained in slavery and forced to become Christians, would take their newly imposed religion and turn it into a source of solace and strength. Clay Farris Naff: White Or Black, The Church Has Failed African Americans
  • But the skin beauty is not the firmest hold she has on Temple's affections; this was not the beauty that had attracted her lover and held him enchained in her service for seven years of waiting and suspense; this was not the only light leading him through dark days of doubt, almost of despair, constant, unwavering in his troth to her. Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54)
  • He used to be enchained by his own self-consciousness.
  • enchained demons strained in anger to gnaw on his bones
  • Several details are reminiscent of Fuzelier's Les amours déguisés, including the ‘fleet of cupids’ and the lovers enchained with garlands of roses.
  • In Romantic poetry, for instance, and its Victorian derivations and attenuations, anything nomadic is anticipated by the sporadic: those irregular phonemic rhythms entrained to signification in the first place — but not entirely enchained there. Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian
  • Arrino was a man who did as he pleased, who answered to no one - not even me - so how had he ended up enchained by the laws of social convention that he had always been contemptuous of?
  • But so long as it remains enchained to ancient doctrines, so long as the faithful believe these have the force of law, so long as believers surrender their conscience to the dictates of popes, imams, or other God-channelers, then the harm religion does will outweigh the good. Clay Farris Naff: What Westboro Baptist Got Right
  • As long as he retains human form, he is enchained by our institutions…
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