Shackle in a sentence as a noun

For some, house arrest will suffice with a GPS shackle.

While these things may shackle my existence in the world, guess what?

You can shackle a Yahoo to his desk, but you cant make him feel the buzz.

The stories are polemics against the idea that you can shackle robots with simple laws like this.

"For men fright at relinquishing their material goods, but shackle their time to others willingly.

"Why must I shackle myself to these seemingly arbitrary limitations that other people have?

It is an intellectual shackle which restricts the freedom of every person to create works based on what they observe, whether they like it or not.

It's the teachers and schools job to figure out how to accommodate that learning, not try to shackle it to a pace that matches the least common denominator.

Shackle in a sentence as a verb

I posted something similar a few weeks ago when there was a link to a blog post talking about how getting rid of your smartphone will free you from the shackles.

The trouble with the ads is that they frame that work as some kind of virtuous shackle-extension rather than an arguably-necessary evil.

The licensing you refer to is a merely a mechanism to loosen the already-existing shackle of Copyright -- for a price.

"The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself of the chains that shackle the spirit... the arbitrariness of the constraint only serves to obtain precision of execution.

This seems ok to begin with, but after several years it turns into a shackle because it's difficult for H1B workers, who by their nature are specialists, to switch to another job with the same specialist role.

What's the best way to have the most collective ability & prosperity in a nation?It was kind of sad that he was willing to intentionally shackle smart kids in order to have more equality.

", and I absolutely agree with that, although my take tends to be much more cynical than theirs: It is an attempt to essentially shackle future you with the fickle and short-term observations of current you.

Shackle definitions


a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

See also: bond hamper trammel


a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar


bind the arms of

See also: pinion


restrain with fetters

See also: fetter