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Gone with the Wind
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as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • But for all their apparent insouciance in the face of falling shells and shorter rations, for all their ignoring the Yankees, barely half a mile away, and for all their boundless confidence in the ragged line of gray men in the rifle pits, there pulsed, just below the skin of Atlanta, a wild uncertainty over what the next day would bring.
  • His pride in her beauty, her curls, her dimples, her graceful little gestures was boundless.

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  • When Rhett finally decided that the pony knew his business well enough to trust Bonnie upon him, the child’s excitement was boundless.

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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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  • How closely women crutch the very chains that bind them!
  • Moreover, Scarlett and her father were bound together by a mutual suppression agreement.

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  • Draw water, serve food, lay pillows on the front porch, bind wounds, hold the dirty heads of the dying.
  • So the ladies felt in duty bound to stretch a point, especially in the case of so intrepid a blockader.
  • You’ve run away, I’ll be bound.
  • All that burning afternoon, Aunt Pitty and her family, black and white, stood in the sun with buckets of water and bandages, ladling drinks, binding wounds until the bandages gave out and even the torn sheets and towels were exhausted.
  • Prissy came bounding up the stairs and Scarlett handed the child to her.
  • Here and there some lone woman remained with a few frightened slaves, and they came to the road to cheer the soldiers, to bring buckets of well water for the thirsty men, to bind up the wounds and bury the dead in their own family burying grounds.
  • Why had she ever bound herself with such a promise, doubly binding now that Ashley was gone?
  • The mainspring of his existence was taken away when she died and with it had gone his bounding assurance, his impudence and his restless vitality.

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  • Though unrelated by blood and far apart in age, there was a kinship of spirit and experience binding these women together.
  • Why had she ever bound herself with such a promise, doubly binding now that Ashley was gone?
  • Her nerves must be shredded if the noise of the well windlass, bound up in her earliest memories, could frighten her.
  • It wasn’t hide-bound and stick-in-themuddish like the older towns and it had a brash exuberance that matched her own.
  • One boy, on whose face a blond fuzz had just begun to sprout, was dumped on the front porch by a mounted soldier bound for Fayetteville.
  • They’re runnin’ the assessment up on Tara sky high—higher than any in the County, I’ll be bound.
  • A curious sense of lightness, of freedom, pervaded her now that she had finally hardened her heart against all that bound her to the old days and the old Scarlett.
  • It was this knowledge that made life endurable, this knowledge that Ashley, bound by honor, loved her from afar for beautiful things deep buried in her that he alone could see.
  • In the dim grayness of the parlor she fought a quick decisive battle with the three most binding ties of her soul—the memory of Ellen, the teachings of her religion and her love for Ashley.
  • She said and did exactly what she pleased and, in practically no time, her insolence knew no bounds.
  • As she went up the steps, three at a bound, she saw Suellen and Carreen with split-oak baskets on their arms, running toward the pantry, and Pork tugging none too gently at Gerald’s arm, dragging him toward the back porch.
  • If you’re bound to gad about, I’ll drive you.
  • Even now they might be riding wildly through the night, bound for Texas.
  • She did not realize then that with one stroke she had cut forever any fragile tie that still bound her to the old days, to old friends.
  • And there were other people in Atlanta who would come to her parties, other people far more congenial than those hide-bound old hens.
  • They could be seen at all hours and at all places in and near Atlanta, seldom speaking to each other, obviously disliking each other, but bound together by mutual need, he of money, she of protection.
  • As he lounged up the walk, hand on holster, beady little eyes glancing to right and left, a kaleidoscope of jumbled pictures spun in her mind, stories Aunt Pittypat had whispered of attacks on unprotected women, throat cuttings, houses burned over the heads of dying women, children bayoneted because they cried, all of the unspeakable horrors that lay bound up in the name of "Yankee."
  • This was all a dream, this smoke-filled dim room, the scrawny girls, Mammy shapeless and huge crouching beside the bed, Dilcey a still bronze image with the sleeping pink morsel against her dark breast—all a dream from which she would awake, to smell bacon frying in the kitchen, hear the throaty laughter of the negroes and the creaking of wagons fieldward bound, and Ellen’s gentle insistent hand upon her.
  • Mrs. Merriwether, I’ll be bound!" cried Mrs. Meade indignantly.
  • Everything which had been part of her earliest memories, everything bound up with the deepest roots in her: "Good-by!

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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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