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An Ideal Husband
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as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • I was dazed at the prospect he held out to me, and my ambition and my desire for power were at that time boundless.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • Well, I am bound to say that I think you should have told her years ago.
  • If by that time your husband does not solemnly bind himself to help me in this great scheme in which I am interested— LADY CHILTERN.

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  • The same sin binds us.
  • ] Well, yes, it is—I am bound to say it is.

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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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