[ UK /ʃˈækə‍ld/ ]
[ US /ˈʃækəɫd/ ]
  1. bound by chains fastened around the ankles
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How To Use shackled In A Sentence

  • In a corner, shackled and chained, was a grey mass.
  • Following his defiance, KSM was subjected to a number of coercive interrogation techniques besides being waterboarded the 183 times: he was kept up for seven and a half days straight while diapered and shackled, and he was told that his kids, who were now being held in American custody, would be killed. The Longest War
  • India, on the other hand, has progressively unshackled its economy from bureaucratic controls since 1991 to become one of the fastest growing economies with an average growth rate of over six percent in recent years.
  • We are all shackled to reality but free to dream of the great escape. Times, Sunday Times
  • Other freshman classes have exerted a much more profound immediate influence, though in fairness some of the guys this year were shackled by the presence of more experienced players ahead of them who would have been difficult to unseat from the lineup. Top newcomer? John Wall runs away from a talented field
  • For once in her life she didn't feel shackled and chained.
  • She was swaying from side to side and the men unshackled her from the ceiling and dragged her to a metallic chair, bolted to the floor.
  • Men, women and children are no longershakledshackled, put on the auction block and sold like prize cattle to the highest bidder.
  • A West Germany firmly shackled to this impossibilist dogma would never be able to do a deal with the Soviet Union, such as leaving Nato in return for reunification. London Review of Books
  • But there was never a chance, never a moment, when he might run free of a cage about him, of the walls of a room restricting him, of a chain shackled to the collar about his throat. CHAPTER XXXII
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