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as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • "Boundless love; I shouldn’t have supposed it in the universe!" murmured Joseph Poorgrass, who habitually spoke on a large scale in his moral reflections.

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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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  • On the table lay an old quarto Bible, bound in leather.
  • "Very well, let’s try it," said Bathsheba, bounding from her seat with that total disregard of consistency which can be indulged in towards a dependent, and entering into the spirit of divination at once.

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  • Above the dark margin of the earth appeared foreshores and promontories of coppery cloud, bounding a green and pellucid expanse in the western sky.
  • I was bound to show some feeling, if I would not be a graceless shrew.
  • Close to the entrance stood a row of faggots, bound and un-bound, together with stakes of all sizes.
  • Oak was not bound by his agreement to assist in the corn-field; but the harvest month is an anxious time for a farmer, and the corn was Bathsheba’s, so he lent a hand.
  • Close to the entrance stood a row of faggots, bound and un-bound, together with stakes of all sizes.
  • CHAPTER XLII JOSEPH AND HIS BURDEN—BUCK’S HEAD A wall bounded the site of Casterbridge Union-house, except along a portion of the end.
  • Bathsheba’s heart bounded with gratitude in the thought that she was not altogether deserted, and she jumped up.
  • And it is because of that very helplessness that I feel bound to go.

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  • If she were to go to him now at once and say no more than these few words, "What is the truth of the story?" he would feel bound in honour to tell her.
  • She belonged to him: the certainties of that position were so well defined, and the reasonable probabilities of its issue so bounded that she could not speculate on contingencies.
  • Well, there’s the debt, which can only be discharged in one way, and I believe I am bound to do it if it honestly lies in my power, without any consideration of my own future at all.
  • The cluck of their oars was the only sound of any distinctness upon the sea, and as they laboured amid the thickening shades the lamp-lights grew larger, each appearing to send a flaming sword deep down into the waves before it, until there arose, among other dim shapes of the kind, the form of the vessel for which they were bound.

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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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