feel constrained

idiom

: to feel that one must do something
She felt constrained to apologize for the harm she'd done.

Examples of feel constrained in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So why, with such a radiant double center, does Days of Wine and Roses feel constrained, a little narrow and flat? Sara Holdren, Vulture, 28 Jan. 2024 And at times the film, roiling with Bernstein's larger-than-life hungers, can feel constrained by its narrative framework. Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 For viewers who feel constrained by society’s expectations, these characters’ revelations might provide encouragement. Vicki Shabo, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Aug. 2023 On an individual level, these classifications can feel limiting, Kao said – no one wants to feel constrained by stereotypes or perceptions that others have of them because of their racial or ethnic identity. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 30 May 2023 The active anti-roll bars feel constrained within the stiff suspension and as a result don't seem to decouple as effectively as the Cayenne's to combat head toss. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 1 May 2023 On an individual level, these classifications can feel limiting, Kao said – no one wants to feel constrained by stereotypes or perceptions that others have of them because of their racial or ethnic identity. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 30 May 2023 Consumers feel constrained, but restaurateurs are extra pinched: According to government data, prices for food consumed at home rose 12% over the past 12 months, while food consumed away from home rose 8.5% in the same time. Laura Reiley, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Dec. 2022 Harris is hardly the first No. 2 to feel constrained by the job. Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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“Feel constrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feel%20constrained. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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