Definition of Fetters

1. Noun. (plural of fetter) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of fetter) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fetters

1. fetter [v] - See also: fetter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fetters

fets
fett
fetta
fettas
fetted
fettelite
fetter
fetter bone
fetter bush
fetterbush
fettered
fetterer
fetterers
fettering
fetterless
fetters (current term)
fetting
fettle
fettled
fettler
fettlers
fettles
fettling
fettlings
fetts
fettucce
fettuccine
fettuccine Alfredo
fettuccini
fettucine

Literary usage of Fetters

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"efficacious that the captives were miraculously disencumbered of their fetters, ... but in gratitude ; for he is unencumbered, and his broken fetters are in ..."

2. Memoirs of Modern Philosophers by Elizabeth Hamilton (1804)
"But chained by the cruel fetters which ... Barbarous fetters! cruel chains! odious flate of ... fetters ..."

3. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England by John Campbell Campbell, Joseph Arnould (1878)
"Away, away! that ought not to be ; that is nothing to this matter."* He likewise put an end to the revolting practice of trying prisoners in fetters. ..."

4. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"... blasted after the peace by a system of commercial usurpation ; that trade had been loaded with foreign fetters; enterprise and industry discouraged; ..."

5. A Plea for the West by Lyman Beecher (1835)
"... which ages cannot repair; and who can tell, when the time comes, whether the power will be too strong for the fetters, or the fetters for the power? ..."

6. Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, H. Tetu, Wilfrid Philip Ward (1889)
"The fetters which bound Mr. Ward himself to the Church of England were ... The fetters, as I have said, were unlocked; he had but to move and they were gone ..."

7. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1866)
"to purchase fetters, or supply them any other way, it is but reasonable that you should order me to be reimbursed. And why should I add anything more ? ..."

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