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Crime and Punishment
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  • "Come sit down, you are tired, I’ll be bound."
  • The only comfort is, that it’s bound to be a change for the better.

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  • You’ve cross-examined my landlady, I’ll be bound….
  • An examining lawyer cannot be bounded by formality at every step.
  • He is bound to die within the next five or ten minutes.
  • Mercy on us, we have bound you!
  • What are you thinking about, Pyotr Petrovitch, it was you bound us, hand and foot, not we!
  • It was bound in leather, old and worn.
  • Knowing his nervous temperament and from the first glance seeing through him, Porfiry, though playing a bold game, was bound to win.
  • They are the sort of people that would feel bound to return money and presents if they broke it off; and they would find it hard to do it!

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  • A man in health has, of course, no reason to see them, because he is above all a man of this earth and is bound for the sake of completeness and order to live only in this life.
  • In one case I may be bound, for instance, to arrest a man at once, but another may be in quite a different position, you know, so why shouldn’t I let him walk about the town a bit? he-he-he!
  • He was very drunk: and had dropped asleep on the bench; every now and then, he began as though in his sleep, cracking his fingers, with his arms wide apart and the upper part of his body bounding about on the bench, while he hummed some meaningless refrain, trying to recall some such lines as these: "His wife a year he fondly loved His wife a—a year he—fondly loved."
  • At least you didn’t deceive yourself for long, you went straight to the furthest point at one bound.
  • I may be an official, but I am always bound to feel myself a man and a citizen….
  • If I leave one man quite alone, if I don’t touch him and don’t worry him, but let him know or at least suspect every moment that I know all about it and am watching him day and night, and if he is in continual suspicion and terror, he’ll be bound to lose his head.
  • She is bound to want to ’save him,’ to bring him to his senses, and lift him up and draw him to nobler aims, and restore him to new life and usefulness—well, we all know how far such dreams can go.
  • I maintain that if the discoveries of Kepler and Newton could not have been made known except by sacrificing the lives of one, a dozen, a hundred, or more men, Newton would have had the right, would indeed have been in duty bound…. to eliminate the dozen or the hundred men for the sake of making his discoveries known to the whole of humanity.
  • …Marfa Petrovna and would always be her husband; secondly, that I would never absent myself without her permission; thirdly, that I would never set up a permanent mistress; fourthly, in return for this, Marfa Petrovna gave me a free hand with the maidservants, but only with her secret knowledge; fifthly, God forbid my falling in love with a woman of our class; sixthly, in case I—which God forbid—should be visited by a great serious passion I was bound to reveal it to Marfa Petrovna.
  • ) "The only difference is that I don’t contend that extraordinary people are always bound to commit breaches of morals, as you call it.
  • "But you have bound me, Pulcheria Alexandrovna," Luzhin stormed in a frenzy, "by your promise, and now you deny it and…. besides….
  • ) "Bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin.
  • ) "Bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin.
  • He would sit in a corner and look at me, I used to feel so sorry for him, I used to want to be kind to him and then would think to myself: ’Be kind to him and he will drink again,’ it was only by severity that you could keep him within bounds."
  • It’s a bitter thing to spend one’s life a governess in the provinces for two hundred roubles, but I know she would rather be a nigger on a plantation or a Lett with a German master than degrade her soul, and her moral dignity, by binding herself for ever to a man whom she does not respect and with whom she has nothing in common—for her own advantage.

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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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