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bound
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Man And Superman
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  • [He takes from the table a book bound in red cloth].
  • I know that this man was your schoolfellow, and that you feel bound to stand by him because there was a boyish friendship between you.

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  • First, you would feel bound to quarrel with me.
  • Oh, they know it in their hearts, though they think themselves bound to blame you by their silly superstitions about morality and propriety and so forth.
  • [Appealing to her impulsively] Violet: Dad’s bound to find us out some day.
  • [Bounding gaily down from the road into the amphitheatre, and coming between Tanner and Straker] I am so glad you are safe, old chap.
  • [suddenly walking determinedly to her, and snatching her hand from Violet to feel her pulse] Why, her pulse is positively bounding.
  • But you are not bound to sacrifice yourself always to the wishes of your parents.
  • On inquiring what that proviso meant, I found that it meant that I proposed to get possession of her property if she had any, or to undertake her support for life if she had not; that I desired her continual companionship, counsel and conversation to the end of my days, and would bind myself under penalties to be always enraptured by them; and, above all, that I would turn my back on all other women for ever for her sake.

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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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