under restraint

idiom

: prevented by physical force from moving
The prisoner was kept/placed under restraint.

Examples of under restraint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This includes guaranteeing the rights of violent felons, domestic abusers under restraint orders, and the mentally ill to own assault rifles. Brynn Tannehill, The New Republic, 31 Aug. 2023 Under a plea deal, he is expected to receive a penalty of either 6 1/2 to eight years, or eight to 10 years, depending on whether the assault is deemed to have happened while Fanone was under restraint. Harold Maass, The Week, 15 Feb. 2023 Monroe went on to play nine seasons with the Knicks and won an NBA title, but played under restraint, unlike his earlier freewheeling days. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, 3 Feb. 2022 Both parties are under significant pressure to act amid a wave of protests and unrest following George Floyd’s May 25 death while under restraint by Minneapolis police. Laura Litvan, BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2020 Here, a patient with mental illness is under restraint at Habeb Public Mental Hospital in Mogadishu. Joanne Silberner, Discover Magazine, 12 Nov. 2017

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“Under restraint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20restraint. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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