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  1. shackles(Noun)

    Restraints, (usually metal) often joined by a chain, placed around a prisoner's wrists or ankles to restrict their movement.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. shackles

    Semicircular clumps of iron sliding upon a round bar, in which the legs of prisoners are occasionally confined to the deck. Manacles when applied to the wrists. (See BILBOES.)

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  1. shackles(noun)


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shackles in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shackles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of shackles in a Sentence

  1. Prashant Agarwal:

    Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you want to break free from the shackles presented by the rigours of daily life? Do you dream of getting away from it all, going for a vacation, or simply quitting? The solution is not quitting. Abandoning the duties of life will not help you find peace of mind. What you need is to learn to manage all the aspects of your life well. Increase your capability, and you will never feel like quitting again.

  2. Salvador Dalí:

    Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.

  3. Imam Ali, Peak of Eloquence (Nahjul Balagha):

    205. A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility.

  4. Voltaire:

    ...So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    How close we can approach the land of happiness with the heavy shackles on our feet of injustice permeated deeply into every corner?

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