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as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • Captain Black had boundless faith in the wisdom, power and justice of Major— de Coverley, even though he had never spoken to him before and still found himself without the courage to do so.
  • He was haunted and tormented by the vast, boundless ocean.

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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
  • Yossarian bounded up with a one-syllable cry that crackled with anxiety and provided the only rational explanation for the whole mysterious phenomenon of the flak at Bologna: Orr!
  • Nately bounded forward wretchedly to hold it open.

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  • Next he began binding the compress in place with a roll of gauze.
  • Nately bounded out of bed after a few minutes to announce his good fortune to his friends at the top of his voice.
  • He bounded out of the bed to his feet.
  • Yossarian yelled, and bounded forward impulsively to intercept him.
  • …ironically enough, while he was leading the triumphal procession into the open city of Rome, where he was wounded in the eye by a flower fired at him from close range by a seedy, cackling, intoxicated old man, who, like Satan himself, had then bounded up on Major — de Coverley’s car with malicious glee, seized him roughly and contemptuously by his venerable white head and kissed him mockingly on each cheek with a mouth reeking with sour fumes of wine, cheese and garlic, before dropping…

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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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