Usage examples for shackles

  1. From this point of view, helping to free a racist from the shackles of his own prejudice was construed to be in his best interest and, therefore, a loving act. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  2. In the course of years he grew more and more impatient of the shackles that bound him to business routine, and, realizing the powers within him, he drew away gradually from purely manufacturing occupations, determining deliberately to devote his life to inventive work, and to depend upon its results as a means of subsistence. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  3. And the merchants of the country heard the rumors about them, and taking silver and gold in large quantities, and shackles they came into the camp to get the Israelites for slaves. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent