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as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • Lit by three overhead chandeliers, the boundless tile floor was dotted with clustered islands of worktables buried beneath books, artwork, artifacts, and a surprising amount of electronic gear—computers, projectors, microscopes, copy machines, and flatbed scanners.

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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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  • Now, sitting aboard a commercial airliner bound for Rome, Aringarosa gazed out the window at the dark Atlantic.
  • "Hey, Mr. Langford," a muscle-bound man said.

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  • There atop the main altar, propped open on a gilded book stand, sat an enormous leather-bound Bible.
  • The leather-bound edition was poster-sized, like a huge atlas.
  • The massive body of an albino monk lay bound and gagged with duct tape.
  • Beside her, Teabing glanced over his shoulder at the bound and gagged monk lying in the cramped luggage area behind the back seat.
  • She was leaving the country, without documentation, accompanying a wanted man, and transporting a bound hostage.
  • He looked down at the bound monk at his feet.
  • Leigh, you transported a bound hostage across international borders.
  • He and Sophie were still crouched on the floor beside the bound and gagged albino.

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  • Three minutes later, with the help of his sidearm, he had a full confession, including a description of the bound albino monk.
  • His legs still ached from being bound all that time, but Silas had endured far greater pain.
  • Now, as the limousine raced toward Kent, Langdon and Sophie clambered toward the rear of the limo’s long interior, leaving the monk bound on the floor.
  • Even the physical pain of being bound Silas had turned into a spiritual exercise, asking the throb of his blood-starved muscles to remind him of the pain Christ endured.
  • He wondered, though, about Teabing, whom Rémy had left bound in the back of the limousine.

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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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