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The Merchant of Venice
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  • For the which, as I told you, Antonio shall be bound.
  • Well, Jessica, go in; Perhaps I will return immediately: Do as I bid you, shut doors after you: ’Fast bind, fast find,’ A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.

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  • Antonio shall become bound; well?
  • Three thousand ducats, for three months, and Antonio bound.
  • Ho, no, no, no, no: my meaning in saying he is a good man is to have you understand me that he is sufficient; yet his means are in supposition: he hath an argosy bound to Tripolis, another to the Indies; I understand, moreover, upon the Rialto, he hath a third at Mexico, a fourth for England, and other ventures he hath, squandered abroad.
  • I am not bound to please thee with my answer.
  • Antonio, gratify this gentleman, For in my mind you are much bound to him.
  • I thank you, madam; give welcome to my friend: This is the man, this is Antonio, To whom I am so infinitely bound.
  • You should in all sense be much bound to him, For, as I hear, he was much bound for you.
  • You should in all sense be much bound to him, For, as I hear, he was much bound for you.

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  • I once did lend my body for his wealth, Which, but for him that had your husband’s ring, Had quite miscarried; I dare be bound again, My soul upon the forfeit, that your lord Will never more break faith advisedly.
  • Yes; here I tender it for him in the court; Yea, twice the sum; if that will not suffice, I will be bound to pay it ten times o’er On forfeit of my hands, my head, my heart; If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth.
  • The reason is, your spirits are attentive; For do but note a wild and wanton herd, Or race of youthful and unhandled colts, Fetching mad bounds, bellowing and neighing loud, Which is the hot condition of their blood; If they but hear perchance a trumpet sound, Or any air of music touch their ears, You shall perceive them make a mutual stand, Their savage eyes turn’d to a modest gaze By the sweet power of music: therefore the poet Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods;

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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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