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constrain (2 is peculiar to S.)
1. to assume or put on by an effort Lr. II. ii. 103 “constrains the garb Quite from his nature.”
2. to violate Tit. V. ii. 178 “her . . . chastity . . . you c-'”
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 2.2
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