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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • She was bound to have me in.
  • It was damp, marshy ground, as is all that district, and there were marks of many feet, both upon the path and amid the short grass which bounded it on either side.

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  • Why should you raise up hopes which you are bound to disappoint?
  • James Windibank wished Miss Sutherland to be so bound to Hosmer Angel, and so uncertain as to his fate, that for ten years to come, at any rate, she would not listen to another man.
  • My sister and I, you will recollect, were twins, and you know how subtle are the links which bind two souls which are so closely allied.
  • I went down to the Albert Dock and found that she had been taken down the river by the early tide this morning, homeward bound to Savannah.
  • Round his brow he had a peculiar yellow band, with brownish speckles, which seemed to be bound tightly round his head.
  • Then he struck gold, invested it, and came up by leaps and bounds.
  • Some three hours or so afterwards we were all in the train together, bound from Reading to the little Berkshire village.
  • "Then I must begin," said he, "by binding you both to absolute secrecy for two years; at the end of that time the matter will be of no importance.

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  • It is pleasant to me to observe, Watson, that you have so far grasped this truth that in these little records of our cases which you have been good enough to draw up, and, I am bound to say, occasionally to embellish, you have given prominence not so much to the many causes célèbres and sensational trials in which I have figured but rather to those incidents which may have been trivial in themselves, but which have given room for those faculties of deduction and of logical synthesis…

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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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