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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • Faith, that’s with watching; ’twill away again; Let me but bind it hard, within this hour It will be well.
  • I am much bound to you.

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  • Good my lord, pardon me: Though I am bound to every act of duty, I am not bound to that all slaves are free to.
  • Good my lord, pardon me: Though I am bound to every act of duty, I am not bound to that all slaves are free to.
  • I am bound to thee for ever.
  • I am glad of it; for now I shall have reason To show the love and duty that I bear you With franker spirit: therefore, as I am bound, Receive it from me:—I speak not yet of proof.
  • — Light, gentlemen:—I’ll bind it with my shirt.
  • My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty,— I am hitherto your daughter: but here’s my husband; And so much duty as my mother show’d To you, preferring you before her father, So much I challenge that I may profess Due to the Moor, my lord.
  • Damn’d as thou art, thou hast enchanted her; For I’ll refer me to all things of sense, If she in chains of magic were not bound, Whether a maid so tender, fair, and happy, So opposite to marriage that she shunn’d The wealthy curled darlings of our nation, Would ever have, to incur a general mock, Run from her guardage to the sooty bosom Of such a thing as thou,—to fear, not to delight.
  • I will not charm my tongue; I am bound to speak: My mistress here lies murder’d in her bed,— ALL.

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  • Come, stand not amazed at it, but go along with me; I will show you such a necessity in his death that you shall think yourself bound to put it on him.

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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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