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The Grapes of Wrath
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  • " Joad said, "You’re bound to get idears if you go thinkin’ about stuff.
  • She looked long into the old whiskery face, with its bound jaw and silver eyes shining in the candle-light.

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  • The tarpaulin lay ready to bind over the load.
  • That man whose mind had been bound with acres lived with narrow concrete miles.
  • Ahead he saw the bushes that bounded the field, bushes along the edges of an irrigation ditch.
  • They piled the mattress on top of the load and bound the tarpaulin in place over its ridge pole.
  • He wore silver-bound eyeglasses, and his eyes, through the thick lenses, were weak and red, and the pupils were staring little bull’s eyes.
  • The men who graft the young trees, the little vines, are the cleverest of all, for theirs is a surgeon’s job, as tender and delicate; and these men must have surgeons’ hands and surgeons’ hearts to slit the bark, to place the grafts, to bind the wounds and cover them from the air.

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as in: south-bound lanes Define
travelling in a particular direction or to a specific location
as in: She's bound to succeed. Define
almost certain to; or determined to
as in: bound together Define
held together (connected or united) or wrapped (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
as in: I can't/must. I'm bound by... Define
tied up, prevented, or required
as in: the binding is loose Define
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
as in: It put me in a bind. Define
a difficult situation
as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
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