Origin of constraint
Examples from the Web for constraints
The real gets wrapped up in the artificial and bucks at the constraints of convention.Novelist D. Foy Dubs His Debut ‘Gutter Opera’ And Who Are We To Argue?|J.T. Price|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Matchmaking is still stuck within the constraints of numerous archaic portrayals.Professional Matchmakers Build Business on Facebook|Nina Strochlic|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“People are complex and have a lot of other constraints and conflicts and other things they have to do that day,” says Gruntfest.
And when they break out of these constraints … no one believes them.What Lessons Can American Conservatives Take from Our British Counterparts?|David Frum|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was time to loosen these constraints, let the plot freely borrow from whatever genre it pleased: adventure, Bollywood, fantasy.A Mathematically Impossible Novel: Manil Suri Explains “The City of Devi”|Manil Suri|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You are vigilant288 and self-reliant; and pleased with this, I wish not to obtrude any restraints or constraints upon you.Life of Abraham Lincoln|Frank Crosby
Not having to force themselves to think in an imposed language, students are freed from the constraints of assigned tasks.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
They could, to-day, demand satisfaction from Austrian justice, now freed from the constraints of former years.My Own Affairs|Louise, Princess of Belgium
There is an inner freedom which can grow up alongside of all the constraints of birth, custom, prejudice, and piety.History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)|Adolph Harnack
You are vigilant and self reliant; and, pleased with this, I wish not to obtrude any constraints or restraints upon you.Lincoln Letters|Abraham Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for constraints
Word Origin and History for constraints
late 14c., "distress, oppression," from Old French constreinte "binding, constraint, compulsion" (Modern French contrainte), fem. noun from constreint, past participle of constreindre, from Vulgar Latin *constrinctus, from Latin constrictus (see constrain). Meaning "coercion, compulsion" is from 1530s.