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bound
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Romeo and Juliet
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as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • And yet I wish but for the thing I have; My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.

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  • The ball went out of bounds.
  • She stepped out of bounds, so the other team got the ball.

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  • But Montague is bound as well as I, In penalty alike; and ’tis not hard, I think, For men so old as we to keep the peace.
  • Not mad, but bound more than a madman is; Shut up in prison, kept without my food, Whipp’d and tormented and—God-den, good fellow.

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  • You are a lover; borrow Cupid’s wings, And soar with them above a common bound.
  • I am too sore enpierced with his shaft To soar with his light feathers; and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe: Under love’s heavy burden do I sink.
  • I am too sore enpierced with his shaft To soar with his light feathers; and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe: Under love’s heavy burden do I sink.
  • — Was ever book containing such vile matter So fairly bound?
  • I met the youthful lord at Lawrence’ cell; And gave him what becomed love I might, Not stepping o’er the bounds of modesty.
  • — Now, afore God, this reverend holy friar, All our whole city is much bound to him.
  • But with a rear-ward following Tybalt’s death, ’Romeo is banished’—to speak that word Is father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, Juliet, All slain, all dead: ’Romeo is banished,’— There is no end, no limit, measure, bound, In that word’s death; no words can that woe sound.

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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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