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The Brothers Karamazov
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as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • ’tis at her beck the grass hath turned Each blade towards the light And solar systems have evolved From chaos and dark night, Filling the realms of boundless space Beyond the sage’s sight.
  • In one way and another, he began to betray a boundless vanity, and a wounded vanity, too, and that Ivan disliked.

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  • But Grushenka had succeeded in emancipating herself, while she established in him a boundless belief in her fidelity.
  • But from the time of the railway incident his behavior in this respect also was changed; he did not allow himself the remotest allusion to the subject and began to speak more respectfully of Dardanelov before his mother, which the sensitive woman at once appreciated with boundless gratitude.

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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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  • He began, too, binding his red handkerchief more becomingly on his forehead.
  • I would bind them up and wash them with my own hands.

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  • If the realist once believes, then he is bound by his very realism to admit the miraculous also.
  • It must be noted that Alyosha was bound by no obligation and could go where he pleased and be absent for whole days.
  • In reality this was bound to happen.
  • Thou hast promised, Thou hast established by Thy word, Thou hast given to us the right to bind and to unbind, and now, of course, Thou canst not think of taking it away.
  • Any one on the bottom step is bound to go up to the top one.
  • But it’s bound to be so now….
  • Alyosha took out his handkerchief and bound it tightly round his injured hand.
  • When he becomes unhappy with that woman, and that is bound to happen quite soon, let him come to me and he will find a friend, a sister….

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  • If you knew, Lise, how bound up in soul I am with him!
  • A man’s voice suddenly began singing in a sugary falsetto, accompanying himself on the guitar: With invincible force I am bound to my dear.
  • And so I hasten to give back my entrance ticket, and if I am an honest man I am bound to give it back as soon as possible.
  • Now, I thought, he is all that binds me, and he is my judge.
  • The dog leapt up like a mad creature and rushed bounding before him rapturously.
  • He was seldom even seen at church and they overlooked this neglect on the ground of his craziness, and did not keep him to the rules binding on all the rest.
  • I understand now that such men as I need a blow, a blow of destiny to catch them as with a noose, and bind them by a force from without.
  • Old Kuzma is the only man I have anything to do with here; I was bound and sold to him; Satan brought us together, but there has been no one else.
  • Folks like us are bound to waste money.
  • Now I can see for myself that such confidence is out of the question, for in any case we were bound to come to this cursed stumbling-block.
  • They maintain that the world is getting more and more united, more and more bound together in brotherly community, as it overcomes distance and sets thoughts flying through the air.
  • The dog leapt up and bounded about, whining with delight.
  • But common sense—oh, a most unhappy trait in my character—kept me in due bounds and I let the moment pass!
  • The dog jumped up and began bounding about in his joy at having done his duty.
  • I tried to conquer him by my love—a love that knew no bounds.
  • And so, with a nervous and psychically deranged woman, a sort of convulsion of the whole organism always took place, and was bound to take place, at the moment of bowing down to the sacrament, aroused by the expectation of the miracle of healing and the implicit belief that it would come to pass; and it did come to pass, though only for a moment.
  • Remember, you have been given absolute power to bind and to loose, but the greater the power, the more terrible its responsibility.
  • Ah, you are bound to ask that!
  • With his suspiciousness and the fury which had been growing in him all those days, he was bound to get into the house by means of those taps.
  • But as this attack of Smerdyakov’s was bound to throw the household into confusion, Dmitri Karamazov could never have agreed to such a plan.
  • The conventional answer to this question is: ’He begot you, and you are his flesh and blood, and therefore you are bound to love him.’
  • Why am I bound to love him simply for begetting me when he has cared nothing for me all my life after?’
  • One way or another he is bound to come to it.
  • And they won’t let her go to him, so he is bound to escape.
  • At this the President intervened and checked the over-zealous speaker, begging him not to exaggerate, not to overstep the bounds, and so on, as presidents always do in such cases.
  • His honor is awfully afraid of Dmitri Fyodorovitch, so that even if Agrafena Alexandrovna had come and were locked in with him, and Dmitri Fyodorovitch were to turn up anywhere near at the time, I should be bound to let him know at once, knocking three times.
  • I know that you are bound by your office, I quite understand that, but that’s my affair, my private, intimate affair, yet …. since I haven’t concealed my feelings in the past …. in the tavern, for instance, I’ve talked to every one, so …. so I won’t make a secret of it now.
  • And it is bound to seem so to him: the intervals of two hours of sleep he does not remember, he only remembers the moments of waking, so he feels he has been waked up all night.
  • Why am I, of all creatures in the world, doomed to be cursed by all decent people and even to be kicked, for if I put on mortal form I am bound to take such consequences sometimes?
  • ’He snatched up the pestle,’ they say, and you will remember how a whole edifice of psychology was built on that pestle—why he was bound to look at that pestle as a weapon, to snatch it up, and so on, and so on.
  • And knowing that he had already deceived her (he had deceived her, believing that she was bound to endure everything from him, even treachery), she intentionally offered him three thousand roubles, and clearly, too clearly, let him understand that she was offering him money to deceive her.
  • "I should be very grateful," Alyosha interrupted suddenly, "if you could give me a clean rag to bind up my finger with.
  • "I’m bound to admit the fact," Smerdyakov drawled with pedantic composure, "that I have a secret with Fyodor Pavlovitch in this business.
  • "You may ask any question," the prosecutor replied with frigid severity, "any question relating to the facts of the case, and we are, I repeat, bound to answer every inquiry you make.
  • "There are," he said to one group, as I was told afterwards, "there are invisible threads binding the counsel for the defense with the jury.
  • You’d better open," cried the visitor; "it’s your brother Alyosha with the most interesting and surprising news, I’ll be bound!"
  • "The devil’s bound to have a hand in it.
  • Now, on the other side, take the Church’s own view of crime: is it not bound to renounce the present almost pagan attitude, and to change from a mechanical cutting off of its tainted member for the preservation of society, as at present, into completely and honestly adopting the idea of the regeneration of the man, of his reformation and salvation?"
  • "Very well, this matter is bound to be explained, and there’s plenty of time for it, but meantime, consider; we have perhaps a dozen witnesses that you yourself spread it abroad, and even shouted almost everywhere about the three thousand you’d spent here; three thousand, not fifteen hundred.

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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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