Definitions for: Restricted


[adj] the lowest level of official classification for documents
[adj] curbed or regulated; "controlled emotions"
[adj] (grammar) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')
[adj] subject to restriction or subjected to restriction; "of restricted importance"



Synonyms: circumscribed, classified, closed, controlled, limited, modified, off-limits, out-of-bounds(p), qualified

Antonyms: unrestricted

See Also: confined, unfree




Famous Quotes Containing Restricted:


I couldn't see my father's films because they were restricted and we didn't have videos or DVDs back then.

-- Kiefer Sutherland (Canadian Actor)

But once you allow yourself to recognize necessity, you find two things: One you find your options so restricted that the only course of action is obvious, and, two, that a great sense of freedom comes with the decision.

-- Steven Brust (American Author)

I've dropped myself into straightforward character pieces in order to explore that form and reap its values. But you are sort of restricted visually when your first requirement is to tell a fairly straightforward story.

-- Brian De Palma (American Director)

It seems that this situation is not restricted to science but is more generally human.

-- Felix Bloch (Swiss Scientist)

You will soon find that I am a bit obsessive about my work. And that is a little sad, one often feels strangely restricted, not finding time to simmer, although one actually has many interests.

-- Arne Jacobsen (Danish Architect)

I've put in as many as 40 weeks a year on stage. It is lonely and restricted, as all artistic life must necessarily be.

-- Lillie Langtry (British Actress)

I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture.

-- Alva Myrdal (Swedish Diplomat)

In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author; vision is confined, means are limited, scope is restricted, movements are labored, and results are humdrum.

-- Joseph de Maistre (French Diplomat)

I just want to be able to sit on grass as long as I want to, without anybody telling me to leave. Everything is so restricted, here, in that you actually have to stand behind a line, you can't go up the Canyon and enjoy the view.

-- Franka Potente (German Actress)

Words are beautiful but restricted. They're very masculine, with a compact frame. But voice is over the dark, the place where there's nothing to hang on: it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself, and is.

-- Jeff Buckley (American Musician)

If you're talking about Java in particular, Python is about the best fit you can get amongst all the other languages. Yet the funny thing is, from a language point of view, JavaScript has a lot in common with Python, but it is sort of a restricted subset.

-- Guido van Rossum (Dutch Scientist)

We shouldn't feel restricted by our sexuality, and our sexuality doesn't have to be a cultural choice. That's an amazing variety of music within those five main performers.

-- Neil Tennant (English Musician)

We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.

-- Neil Tennant (English Musician)

I just love where I am right now in my career. I love country music. I don't ever feel restricted by the genre. I've been able to have a solid career that we've built one step at a time and a family. I know that I'm in a good place.

-- Martina McBride (American Musician)

As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men, just as it was also in all later democracies and republics until the twentieth century.

-- Robert A. Dahl (American Writer)

Look around, and you see everywhere the exertions and acts of individuals restricted, regulated, or promoted, on the principle of the common welfare.

-- Friedrich List (German Economist)

Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.

-- George Steiner (American Critic)

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.

-- Dave Barry (American Journalist)

But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.

-- Honore de Balzac (French Novelist)

The dynamic, creative present, however conditioned and restricted by the effects of prior presents, possesses genuine initiative.

-- Corliss Lamont (American Philosopher)

I was never restricted. I was never told what to do.

-- Ray Harryhausen (American Director)

Science is defined in various ways, but today it is generally restricted to something which is experimental, which is repeatable, which can be predicted, and which is falsifiable.

-- Walter Lang ( Director)

Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short, the security behind the notes is diminished, the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended, and the panic follows.

-- John Buchanan Robinson (American Politician)

The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits, anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers, and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.

-- Richard Curtis (New Zealander Writer)

I didn't want to stay in the Stones, and be stuck in a position having to play a music I didn't like anymore and that restricted me from doing all the others things I'm interested in because of time.

-- Bill Wyman (British Musician)

Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger.

-- Frank Murphy (American Politician)

I've often been asked to run for office. I have no desire to do that, I would not want my time with the family or the company restricted because of the demands of an elected position.

-- Carl Karcher (American Businessman)

Many times I've gone on tours with Paul Anka. He would have someone sitting behind him to keep people from even talking to him. You were almost in a little restricted area there.

-- Ben E. King (American Musician)

For too long nurses have been undervalued, restricted in what they could do, with too few career opportunities in clinical practice. For far too long, nurses have endured a pay system that has held them back - both professionally as well as financially.

-- John Hutton (English Educator)

Without imagination we can go nowhere. And imagination is not restricted to the arts. Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine.

-- Rita Dove (American Poet)

Linguistics will have to recognise laws operating universally in language, and in a strictly rational manner, separating general phenomena from those restricted to one branch of languages or another.

-- Ferdinand de Saussure (Swiss Educator)

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 - and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?

-- Arthur C. Clarke (English Writer)

We like to think of film and music as art, but actually art is something that is not restricted.

-- Ahmed Best (American Actor)

It's interesting that instead of having to get tighter and more restricted for a collaboration, strangely enough, from the beginning, we've actually been more confident that we could handle this.

-- Robert Asprin (American Author)

In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination - very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted.

-- Joe Shuster (Canadian Artist)


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