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  • He had advanced two leagues when he was overtaken by four others, heroes of six feet, who bound him and carried him to a dungeon.
  • For a league they had to creep from rock to rock, until at length they discovered an extensive plain, bounded by inaccessible mountains.

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  • On awaking they felt that they could not move; for during the night the Oreillons, who inhabited that country, and to whom the ladies had denounced them, had bound them with cords made of the bark of trees.
  • Candide, seeing a Homer magnificently bound, commended the virtuoso on his good taste.

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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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