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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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  • The chimney hasn’t been swept in ages, so the room is bound to fill with smoke.
  • Men posing as German police bound and gagged the guards and managed to destroy some important documents.

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  • Pim bounded up the stairs, while Peter went to warn Dussel, who finally pre sented himself upstairs, though not without kicking up a fuss and making a lot of noise.
  • Everyone expects me to apologize, but this is not something I can apologize for, because I told the truth, and sooner or later Mother was bound to find out anyway.
  • You’d better hurry if you want to catch a husband or fall in love, since everything is bound to be a disappointment to you.
  • There’re bound to be complaints.
  • The second question about the invasion was bound to arise: what should we do if the Germans evacuate Amsterdam?
  • He talked about the war, saying that Russia and England were bound to go to war against each other, and about the Jews.
  • If I don’t have anything to smoke, I get sick, then I need to eat meat, life becomes unbearable, nothing’s good enough, and there’s bound to be a flaming row.
  • We don’t dare open our mouths at mealtime (except to slip in a bite of food), because no matter what we say, someone is bound to resent it or take it the wrong way.

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  • Three, four or five times a day there’s bound to be someone waiting outside the bathroom door, hopping impatiently from one foot to another, trying to hold it in and barely managing.
  • Mrs. van D.: "It is!" Mr. van D.: "They are so strong they’re bound to win the war in the end, is that what you mean?"
  • They were bound to need another bucket soon.
  • It’s true: as the reports from outside grow worse and worse, the radio, with its wondrous voice, helps us not to lose heart and to keep telling ourselves, "Cheer up, keep your spirits high, things are bound to get better!

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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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