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bound -- as in: She's bound to succeed.
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as in: She's bound to succeed. Define
almost certain to; or determined to
  • She’s bound to get into a good college.
  • This joke is bound to make them laugh.
  • Her rudeness is bound to get her in trouble.
  • He’s bound to come out in the wash.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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  • If he was bound to have it so, I couldn’t help it.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The one argued that if they could not defend themselves they were bound to be conquered, the other argued that if rebellions happened everywhere they would have no need to defend themselves.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Here or there, that’s bound to occur.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Jimmy was bound to get ahead.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The town decided something had to be done; Mr. Conner said he knew who each and every one of them was, and he was bound and determined they wouldn’t get away with it, so the boys came before the probate judge on charges of...
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Armstrong said: "I thought he was following me…. Of course, he’d be bound to go slower than we did."
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None

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  • And if this fight is long, he’s bound to win.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • They were bound to notice something.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Snape said it was in a book called Moste Potente Potions and it’s bound to be in the Restricted Section of the library.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The Death Eaters know Ron’s with you now, they’re bound to target the family —
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • If he can’t get food he’s bound to look for it, and mayhap he may chance to light on a butcher’s shop in time.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • There is a murdering witch among us, bound to keep herself in the dark.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • ’Trains keep to the left like carriages,’ said Peter, ’so if we keep to the right, we’re bound to see them coming.’
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • If we’re going to get into the Ministry and not give ourselves away when they’re bound to be on the lookout for intruders, every little detail matters!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • However, this is You-Know-Who we’re dealing with, so we can’t rely on him getting the date wrong; he’s bound to have a couple of Death Eaters patrolling the skies in this general area, just in case.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • It would only look like we was finding fault, and that would be bound to fetch more bad luck—and keep on fetching it, too, till we knowed enough to keep still.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Natural to want a bit more once you’ve had that first taste — and I blame myself for giving you that, be cause it was bound to go to your head — but see here, young man, you can’t start flying cars to try and get yourself noticed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Val, it was bound to happen.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • So please believe us when we say
    That chewing gum will never pay;
    This sticky habit’s bound to send
    The chewer to a sticky end.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • —and you mustn’t go wandering around the school at night, think of the points you’ll lose Gryffindor if you’re caught, and you’re bound to be.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • They’re bound to ice him.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • If you don’t hitch on to one tooth, you’re bound to on another, ain’t you?
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • You know how greedy they are, they’re bound to eat them.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Whereas the wand would be bound to attract trouble-
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • They would meet in the public-houses and prove to one another by means of diagrams that the windmill was bound to fall down, or that if it did stand up, then that it would never work.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Ron continued to try to hit on the correct password, muttering strings of random words under his breath. ... "I’m bound to get one in the end…" But not until March did luck favor Ron at last.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • It turned and fastened its teeth on her hand, but very gently, as much as to say: ’I’m bound to bark and bite if strangers come into my master’s cabin, but I know you mean well, so I won’t really bite.’
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Blore said: "In that case we’re bound to come to one conclusion."
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • But that was bound to come soon.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • So when he sees me getting the canoe ready, he says: "Well, then, if you re bound to go, I’ll tell you the way to do when you get to the village."
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • "Don t you what ME, you impudent thing—hand out them letters."
    "What letters?"
    "THEM letters. I be bound, if I have to take a-holt of you I’ll—"
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • He is bound to find a way in, you know, and anyone who has tried to delay him will be in the most grievous peril-
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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To see samples using other meanings of bound, click a word sense below:
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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