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  • Or let us bind them and take them to the king.
  • Before he died Boromir told me that the Orcs had bound them; he did not think that they were dead.

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  • But if I read the signs back yonder rightly, the Orcs of the White Hand prevailed, and the whole company is now bound for Isengard.
  • Orcs bound them.
  • Beside him Merry lay, white-faced, with a dirty rag bound across his brows.
  • Bind their legs!
  • His legs were securely bound, but his arms were only tied about the wrists, and his hands were in front of him.
  • A bound prisoner escapes both from the Orcs and from the surrounding horsemen.
  • As it bounded away towards a pool Pippin ran after it and picked it up.
  • Gollum bounded forward into the darkness.

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  • Think! One Ring to rule them all and in the Darkness bind them.
  • The Riders stirred at first, murmuring with approval of the words of Saruman; and then they too were silent, as men spell-bound.
  • Far away, now almost due south, the mountain-walls of Mordor loomed, like a black bar of rugged clouds floating above a dangerous fog-bound sea.
  • Have you never done anything worthy of binding or of worse punishment?
  • When she binds with cords, she’s after meat.
  • In those days our bounds were away south beyond the mouths of Anduin, and Umbar, the nearest of their realms, acknowledged our sway.
  • I hope you will pardon it to one who has so far made his orders give way to courtesy as not to slay you or to bind you.
  • His upturned hornlike tusks were bound with bands of gold and dripped with blood.
  • ’Then maybe you can see it in your mind’s eye: a great horn of the wild ox of the East, bound with silver, and written with ancient characters.
  • But this creature is in some way bound up with my errand.
  • For it seems less evil to counsel another man to break troth than to do so oneself, especially if one sees a friend bound unwitting to his own harm.
  • But over the mountains I am bound, by solemn undertaking to the Council, to find a way or perish in the seeking.
  • Gollum squealed, and springing aside on to all fours, he jumped away in one big bound like a frog.
  • Then as quickly as he could he cut away the binding cords and laid his head upon Frodo’s breast and to his mouth, but no stir of life could he find, nor feel the faintest flutter of the heart.
  • That horn the eldest son of our house has borne for many generations; and it is said that if it be blown at need anywhere within the bounds of Gondor, as the realm was of old, its voice will not pass unheeded.
  • With green scarves the two guards now bound up the hobbits’ eyes and drew their hoods down almost to their mouths; then quickly they took each one by the hand and went on their way.
  • A trailing plant with flowers like small white stars had bound itself across the brows as if in reverence for the fallen king, and in the crevices of his stony hair yellow stonecrop gleamed.
  • Even as these thoughts pierced him with dread and held him bound as with a spell, the Rider halted suddenly, right before the entrance of the bridge, and behind him all the host stood still.
  • As he rushed up he saw that Frodo was already bound in cords, wound about him from ankle to shoulder, and the monster with her great forelegs was beginning half to lift, half to drag his body away.
  • ’By all the signs, Captain Shagrat, I’d say there’s a large warrior loose, Elf most likely, with an elf-sword anyway, and an axe as well maybe: and he’s loose in your bounds, too, and you’ve never spotted him.
  • As soon as she had squeezed her soft squelching body and its folded limbs out of the upper exit from her lair, she moved with a horrible speed, now running on her creaking legs, now making a sudden bound.
  • He did not really fear that Faramir would allow Gollum to be killed, but he would probably make him prisoner and bind him; and certainly what Frodo did would seem a treachery to the poor treacherous creature.
  • Gollum squealed, and squirmed, and clutched at Frodo, when they came to bind his eyes; and Frodo said: ’Blindfold us all three, and cover up my eyes first, and then perhaps he will see that no harm is meant.’
  • As for you, Frodo, in so far as lies in me under higher authority, I declare you free in the realm of, Gondor to the furthest of its ancient bounds; save only that neither you nor any that go with you have leave to come to this place unbidden.

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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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