Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: chained
IPA transcription: [tʃ'eɪnd]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: chained, enchained
    Meaning: bound with chains; "enchained demons strained in anger to gnaw on his bones"; "prisoners in chains"
Usage examples
  • This rashness brought about their ruin, for they were seized by Pluto and chained to a rock.
  • The force in Mount Pelee, if chained and utilized, would run a million factories a million years.
  • When he found himself face to face with Cerberus he seized him, threw him down and chained him with strong chains.
  • A "boom", logs chained together, end to end, was thrown out from one shore of the wide stream at night, and anchored at its outer end.
  • There they were, close together and safe and shut in; yet so chained to their separate destinies that they might as well have been half the world apart.
  • And there's Jim chained by one leg, with a ten-foot chain, to the leg of his bed: why, all you got to do is to lift up the bedstead and slip off the chain.
  • Chained in the circle of his own imaginings, man is only too keen to forget his origin and to shame that flesh of his that bleeds like all flesh and that is good to eat.
  • He is said to have been the great friend of mankind, and was chained to a rock on Mount Caucasus because he stole fire from heaven and gave it as a gift to the sons of man.
  • Chained to their oars night and day, kept in order by cruel cuts of the lash on their bare shoulders, these men lived and died on the rowers' bench without spiritual help or assistance of any kind.
  • The Catholic Church believed that man and God both had a sort of spiritual freedom. Calvinism took away the freedom from man, but left it to God. Scientific materialism binds the Creator Himself; it chains up God as the Apocalypse chained the devil.