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All Quiet on the Western Front
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as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
  • I am almost in, there is a rising screech, I bound, I run like a deer...
  • The moment that the first shells whistle over and the air is rent with the explosions there is suddenly in our veins, in our hands, in our eyes a tense waiting, a watching, a heightening alertness, a strange sharpening of the senses. The body with one bound is in full readiness.

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  • With one bound the lust to live flares up again and everything that has filled my thoughts goes down before it.
  • With one bound I follow him and fall into a ditch that lies behind the hedge.
  • These voices, these quiet words, these footsteps in the trench behind me recall me at a bound from the terrible loneliness and fear of death by which I had been almost destroyed.
  • The body lies still, but in the eyes there is such an extraordinary expression of fright that for a moment I think they have power enough to carry the body off with them. Hundreds of miles away with one bound.

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  • She’s the sort of person who bounds out of bed in the morning and runs five miles before starting her day.
  • The deer bounded across the trail and into the woods.

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as in: south-bound lanes Define
travelling in a particular direction or to a specific location
  • A rumour is going round that there may be peace, but the other story is more likely—that we are bound for Russia.

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  • There was an accident in the south-bound lanes.
  • The car broke down in an east-bound lane of the highway 10.

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as in: bound together Define
held together (connected or united) or wrapped (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
  • This dead man is bound up with my life,
  • I look for something to bind loosely round it [the wound].

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  • In the meantime Kat has taken a bandage from a dead man’s pocket and we carefully bind the wound.
  • Albert binds up my wounds with his field dressing.
  • He has been bleeding badly and she binds him up.
  • I bind up his wound; his shin seems to be smashed.
  • Once we had such desires—but they return not. They are past, they belong to another world that is gone from us. In the barracks they called forth a rebellious, wild craving for their return; for then they were still bound to us, we belonged to them and they to us, even though we were already absent from them.

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  • The pieces of bread are moistened and bound together with eggs and a small amount of flour.
  • The glue binds the two layers together.

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as in: I can't/must. I'm bound by... Define
tied up, prevented, or required
  • Meanwhile we bind him, but in such a way that in case of attack he can be released at once.

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  • The suspect sat in the cell with her wrists bound by rope.
  • The prisoner was gagged and 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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