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as in: south-bound lanes Define
travelling in a particular direction or to a specific location
  • There was an accident in the south-bound lanes.
  • The car broke down in an east-bound lane of the highway 10.

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  • The bus was bound for Las Vegas when the accident occurred.
  • The meeting is to inform college-bound students about financial aid.
  • The earth-bound asteroid is thought to have a 1 in 300 chance of hitting our planet in the year 2880.
  • The movie is called Homeward Bound.
  • I am bound and determined to get into a good college.
  • "Wher’ you bound for, young man?"
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Again at eight o’clock, when the dark lanes of the Forties were five deep with throbbing taxi-cabs, bound for the theatre district, I felt a sinking in my heart.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • A rumour is going round that there may be peace, but the other story is more likely—that we are bound for Russia.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front

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  • He would sometimes mount his horse, as if bound to St. Michael’s, a distance of seven miles, and in half an hour afterwards you would see him coiled up in the corner of the wood-fence, watching every motion of the slaves.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Bats usually wheel about, but this one seemed to go straight on, as if it knew where it was bound for or had some intention of its own.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • We laid there all day, and watched the rafts and steamboats spin down the Missouri shore, and up-bound steamboats fight the big river in the middle.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • If he be not at the place whither he is bound, he can only change himself at noon or at exact sunrise or sunset.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Experience is a keen teacher; and long before you had mastered your A B C, or knew where the "white sails" of the Chesapeake were bound, you began, I see, to gauge the wretchedness of the slave, not by his hunger and want, not by his lashes and toil, but by the cruel and blighting death which gathers over his soul.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • We go off now to find what ship, and whither bound.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Dr. Van Helsing described what steps were taken during the day to discover on what boat and whither bound Count Dracula made his escape.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • There we find that only one Black Sea bound ship go out with the tide.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Just as the latter was getting uneasy, some workmen came past the door bound for his restaurant, and Michaelis took the opportunity to get away, intending to come back later.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • We fixed up a short forked stick to hang the old lantern on, because we must always light the lantern whenever we see a steamboat coming down-stream, to keep from getting run over; but we wouldn’t have to light it for up-stream boats unless we see we was in what they call a "crossing"; for the river was pretty high yet, very low banks being still a little under water; so up-bound boats didn’t always run the channel, but hunted easy water.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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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.

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  • 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
  • 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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as in: bound together Define
held together (connected or united) or wrapped (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
  • The pieces of bread are moistened and bound together with eggs and a small amount of flour.
  • The glue binds the two layers together.

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  • Economic policy is tightly bound to political choices.
  • Her hair was bound into tight braids.
  • Her hair was bound back in a single knot.
  • The bail of straw is bound with two wires.
  • The wall was built with primitive straw-bound bricks.
  • The kira is the national dress for women in Bhutan. It is an ankle-length dress consisting of a rectangular piece of fabric wrapped about the body, pinned at the shoulders, and bounded at the waist with a long belt.
  • Then I told her my father and mother was dead, and the law had bound me out to a mean old farmer in the country thirty mile back from the river, and he treated me so bad I couldn’t stand it no longer;
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-colored space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • He bound himself together with his will, fused his fear and loathing into a hatred, and stood up.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • This dead man is bound up with my life,
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • It’s not an accident-that’s what I say. It’s part and parcel of the whole business. It’s all bound up together.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Ender liked having the announcement of the extra fifteen minutes come from the toon leaders. Let the boys learn that leniency comes from their toon leaders, and harshness from their commander. It will bind them better in the small, tight knots of this fabric.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • They bought Harry’s school books in a shop called Flourish and Blotts where the shelves were stacked to the ceiling with books as large as paving stones bound in leather; books the size of postage stamps in covers of silk; books full of peculiar symbols and a few books with nothing in them at all.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • There was a thick tartan scarf bound around his head, and his nose was unusually purple.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Hermione rummaged for a moment and then extracted from the pile a large volume, bound in faded black leather.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • She took a chair by me, washed the blood from my face, and, with a mother’s tenderness, bound up my head, covering the wounded eye with a lean piece of fresh beef.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • By and by he bound up my wound, and sent me downstairs to get a glass of wine for myself.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I am a good woman, I know it; and if you believe I may do only good work in the world, and yet be secretly bound to Satan, then I must tell you, sir, I do not believe it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • I look for something to bind loosely round it [the wound].
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The ties that ordinarily bind children to their homes were all suspended in my case.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • In the library I found, to my great delight, a vast number of English books, whole shelves full of them, and bound volumes of magazines and newspapers.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • In the meantime Kat has taken a bandage from a dead man’s pocket and we carefully bind the wound.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • On the far side of the house I found him pressed close against the old iron-bound oak door of the chapel.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Oh, wow, I never knew that frogs looked like this inside, he’d say, and then at home he studied the binding of cells into organisms through the philotic collation of DNA.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • My wrist bled freely, and quite a little pool trickled on to the carpet. I saw that my friend was not intent on further effort, and occupied myself binding up my wrist...
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He can, when once he find his way, come out from anything or into anything, no matter how close it be bound or even fused up with fire, solder you call it.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Rushing over to the great iron-bound oaken door, which Dr. Seward had described from the outside, and which I had seen myself, he turned the key in the lock, drew the huge bolts, and swung the door open.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Albert binds up my wounds with his field dressing.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • He has been bleeding badly and she binds him up.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • It is my opinion that thousands would escape from slavery, who now remain, but for the strong cords of affection that bind them to their friends.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I bind up his wound; his shin seems to be smashed.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Once we had such desires—but they return not. They are past, they belong to another world that is gone from us. In the barracks they called forth a rebellious, wild craving for their return; for then they were still bound to us, we belonged to them and they to us, even though we were already absent from them.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
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as in: I can't/must. I'm bound by... Define
tied up, prevented, or required
  • The suspect sat in the cell with her wrists bound by rope.
  • The prisoner was gagged and bound.

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  • It is a binding contract.
  • A lawyer is bound by fiduciary duty to act in her client’s interest.
  • The new president said she is not bound by her predecessor’s policy.
  • We are bound by treaty to come to their defense if they are invaded.
  • He is muscle bound.
  • Shipping in that area is ice-bound this time of year.
  • She is duty bound to try to help us.
  • Unlike pledged delegates, bound delegates are legally required to vote for the candidate they were elected to represent.

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  • Say, I reckon your father’s poor, and I’m bound to say he’s in pretty hard luck.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • ...bound in chains and left to die in the basement...
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Meanwhile we bind him, but in such a way that in case of attack he can be released at once.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The I.F. could do it, even if the American government was constitutionally bound not to.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Harry struggled against the ropes binding him, but they didn’t give.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • DOBBY’S is a houseelf bound to serve one house and one family forever .
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The moment she had sat down, chains clinked out of the arms of the chair and bound her there.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • They’ll loudly talk of Christ’s reward,
    And bind his image with a cord,
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Between the inner hand and the wood was a crucifix, the set of beads on which it was fastened being around both wrists and wheel, and all kept fast by the binding cords.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Now draw yourselves up like men and help me, as you are bound by Heaven to do.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • We hope they’ll be strong enough both to keep him out and to bind his tongue if he tries to talk about the place, but we can’t be sure.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • His companion, unable to see who had cast the spell, fired another at Ron: Shining black ropes flew from his wand-tip and bound Ron head to foot —
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The law binds me, John, I cannot budge.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • "Did I?" muttered Harry, tugging at the chains binding her arms, "Well, I’ve had a change of heart."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Bind them up with the other two prisoners!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • ELIZABETH: Who accused me?
    MARY WARREN: I am bound by law, I cannot tell it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • —fortunate for a large circle of friends and acquaintances, whose sympathy and affection he has strongly secured by the many sufferings he has endured, by his virtuous traits of character, by his ever-abiding remembrance of those who are in bonds, as being bound with them!
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Someone yanked Harry up by the hair, dragged him a short way, pushed him down into a sitting position, then started binding him back-to-back with other people.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • We were often in the field from the first approach of day till its last lingering ray had left us; and at saving-fodder time, midnight often caught us in the field binding blades.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I am not the only slave in the world. Why should I fret? I can bear as much as any of them. Besides, I am but a boy, and all boys are bound to some one.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • ...Greyback was wondering whether he had just indeed just attacked and bound the son of a Ministry Official.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • "But then, that’s the Weasley boy!" shouted Lucius, striding around the bound prisoners to face Ron.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I laughed, it was not a very cheerful laugh, I am bound to say, as I motioned him to keep it.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Craning around, he caught sight of their fellow prisoners: Dean and Griphook the goblin, who seemed barely conscious, kept standing by the ropes that bound him to the humans.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He clapped his hands once, and the ropes binding Harry fell off.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Did you bind yourself to the Devil’s service?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • ...and Ron, appearing suddenly at the end of the aisle, shot a full Body-Bind Curse at Crabbe, which narrowly missed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Harry, still cheering, nudged Ron in the ribs and pointed at Malfoy, who couldn’t have looked more stunned and horrified if he’d just had the Body-Bind Curse put on him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • As for Harry and Ron, their legs had already been bound tightly in long creepers without their noticing.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • It was the most astonishing speech I ever heard—and I’m bound to say Tom Sawyer fell considerable in my estimation.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Haven’t you noticed how none of the spells you put on them are binding?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He turned: Hagrid was bound and trussed, tied to a tree nearby.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • One Horcrux remained to bind Voldemort to the earth, even after Harry had been killed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In one swift, fluid motion, Neville broke free of the Body-Bind Curse upon him;
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • DANFORTH: And you bound yourself to his service?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Professor McGonagall waved her wand again, and a length of shimmering silver rope appeared out of thin air and snaked around the Carrows, binding them tightly together.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Dean made the most of the Death Eater’s momentary distraction, knocking him out with a stunning Spell; Dolohov attempted to retaliate, and Parvati shot a Body Bind Curse at him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The man at whom he was pointing was suspended upside down in midair, though there were no ropes holding him; he swung there, invisibly and eerily bound, his limbs wrapped about him, his terrified face, on a level with Harry’s, ruddy due to the blood that had rushed to his head.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • ...said, as it was of the ancient scribes and Pharisees, "They bind heavy burdens, and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers."
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • She pointed her wand at the Carrows, and a silver net fell upon their bound bodies, tied itself around them, and hoisted them into the air, where they dangled beneath the blue-and-gold ceiling like two large, ugly sea creatures.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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as in: the binding is loose Define
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
  • The library buys books with a durable binding or rebinds them to make them stronger.
  • The book’s binding is coming loose.

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  • My snowboard bindings came loose.
  • My ski bindings are too tight.
  • She cut the bindings loose and looked at the wound.
  • She put a decorative binding around the hat.
  • ...the incredible books that looked so silly and really not worth bothering with, for these were nothing but black type and yellowed paper, and ravelled binding.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • He guided his arm to the Bible and his rubber-like left hand sought contact with the black binding.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Scrimgeour now pulled out of the bag a small book that looked as ancient as the copy of Secrets of the Darkest Art upstairs. Its binding was stained and peeling in places.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • As she walked home—without hurrying—she remembered her father saying to a serious ten-year-old Carol, "Lady, only a fool thinks he’s superior to beautiful bindings, but only a double-distilled fool reads nothing but bindings."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street

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  • She began to feel her body, grew aware of bindings on wrists and ankles, a gag in her mouth.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • There, in almost incestuously close juxtaposition, seven scrap-books of newspaper and magazine clippings had been bracketed, at the bindings, directly into the plaster.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • He turned back to Hermione, raised the jagged rock, and began to hack at her bindings too At once, several pairs of strong gray hands seized him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • It was so pleasant to sit there looking up at her, as she lifted now one book and then another from the shelves, fluttering the pages between her fingers, while her drooping profile was outlined against the warm background of old bindings, that he talked on without pausing to wonder at her sudden interest in so unsuggestive a subject.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Entering the office I found myself face to face with a young woman who looked up from her desk as I glanced swiftly over the large light room, over the comfortable chairs, the ceiling-high bookcases with gold and leather bindings, past a series of portraits and back again, to meet her questioning eyes.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Delicately handling the beautiful satin bindings, Emma looked with dazzled eyes at the names of the unknown authors, who had signed their verses for the most part as counts or viscounts.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He never read them, for he had long lost the habit of reading, but he liked to turn the pages, look at the illustrations if they were illustrated, and mend the bindings.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • She’d almost gotten used to the walls of books with leather bindings and paper pages that crackled when you leafed through.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • I return again to the empty reading room, my head spinning as I turn on my heels, a blur of the books’ leather bindings floor to ceiling, the stained-glass lamp I bought in Venice, the carpet from Constantinople-all these and more I would trade in a beat of the heart for even a sign that my child has been spared, never mind what I would surrender for the child herself-this mother’s life in an instant!
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • (Don’t go near that place … steer right clear.) His snowshoe bindings were as tight as they were ever going to be.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • A couple of glazed book-cases were here, containing standard works in stout gilt bindings.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Behind him, the data banks were still, and certain rare records filled the long, high bookshelves with their colorful bindings and the air with their musty smells.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • They’d tied a tow-rope to his bindings, and no fewer than a hundred black bats were successfully pulling him along the ground.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • She instinctively struggled against the restraints around her wrists-as was the custom, they were only loose bindings hastily tied to prevent an episode at the last moment on the platform.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • "Okay," my father said, after distributing stakes and bindings to ail of us.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • In the Middle Ages, thousands of books were destroyed when people cut up their bindings to make soles for shoes or to heat steam baths with their paper.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Perhaps the numerous bindings were the reason the emotions were so vivid.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Leather bindings snapped and cracked, paper blackened, wooden floorboards and shelves turned dry and powdery.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • "It was the bindings what done it," said Clowes.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • People were unfastening my bindings and collecting my ski poles from where they poked skyward, askew, in their separate snowbanks.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • AH the books seemed to be in Hebrew or Yiddish, and many of them were very old and in their original bindings.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • He was a very gentle and gracious youth, with what are called cultivated tastes—an acquaintance with old china, with good wine, with the bindings of books, with the Almanach de Gotha, with the best shops, the best hotels, the hours of railway-trains.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Had any of the bindings been recently meddled with, it would have been utterly impossible that the fact should have escaped observation.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • The police often check the bindings for money to steal, the migrants say, but usually hand the Bibles back.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Although her bindings had come loose, her tiny feet made her body sway pleasantly, her shoes like little bridges.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • He knew the good male smell of his father’s sitting-room; of the smooth worn leather sofa, with the gaping horse-hair rent; of the blistered varnished wood upon the hearth; of the heated calf-skin bindings; of the flat moist plug of apple tobacco, stuck with a red flag; of wood-smoke and burnt leaves in October; of the brown tired autumn earth; of honey-suckle at night; of warm nasturtiums; of a clean ruddy farmer who comes weekly with printed butter, eggs and milk; of fat limp…
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Her brother ran a finger down the long shelf of cracked leather bindings and old dusty tomes.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • "It’s the papervine bindings on the Grandfathers," Mau said.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • POWER "Chelsea is trying to break our bindings," Edward whispered.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Fowlson’s fingers work to loosen my bindings, but the blindfold remains in place.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • I took the volumes down, leafed them, looked over the bindings, put them under my arm, and with fair ease made my way to the Wabash Avenue door.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Reverend Verringer has been standing among his leather bindings, but moves forward to welcome Simon.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Li Van Hgoc slumped against the bindings.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • He was a very gentle and gracious youth, with what are called cultivated tastes—an acquaintance with old china, with good wine, with the bindings of books, with the Almanach de Gotha, with the best shops, the best hotels, the hours of railway-trains.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The library (in Latin and Spanish) of the San Antonio Mission was thrown into a granary, where the rats ate off the sheepskin bindings.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • She liked the combined smell of worn leather bindings, library paste and freshly inked stamping pads better than she liked the smell of burning incense at high mass.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The shabby law office in which they sat—the high, dark walls of legal books as patient and indifferent as a well gone dry or an old philosopher writing his will, their bindings glossy and old as the County (older than W. B. Hodge Sr by three generations, stamped Taggert V. Hodge, Batavia, N.Y.), deep-toned as oil paintings, cracked like bamboo, solemn and superannuated as the engraving of the Roman Colosseum hanging above the door—made Hodge and son insignificant creatures of the…
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • There were thousands of brown books in leather bindings, some chained to the book-shelves and others propped against each other as if they had had too much to drink and did not really trust themselves.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • There was an ancient, knowing wisdom to the eyes— something deeply unsettling about the way they wandered over Max’s face and bindings.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Once his gag had been removed, he howled while Max set him gently on the ground and carefully removed his bindings.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
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as in: It put me in a bind. Define
a difficult situation
  • When she started to gossip, it put her friend in a bind.
  • The Chinese move puts the U.S. administration in a bind.

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  • We owe so much money it has put us in a financial bind.
  • It had to be a trick or you couldn’t have done it. It’s the bind we were in. We had to have a commander with.... But somebody with that much compassion could never be the killer we needed.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
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as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • The ball went out of bounds.
  • She stepped out of bounds, so the other team got the ball.

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  • Her behavior was out of bounds.
  • Our love knows no bounds.
  • The ranch is bound to the east by a river.
  • The first scholar said it was between 100 and 200 C.E., but the second scholar suggested a lower bound.
  • The valley of ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river, and, when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Pray do not take us as exceeding the bounds of business courtesy in pressing you in all ways to use the utmost expedition.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • But Proctor snatches it up, and now a wild terror is rising in him, and a boundless anger.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Filch found them trying to force their way through a door that unluckily turned out to be the entrance to the out-of-bounds corridor on the third floor.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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  • That tract is in my bounds, it’s in my bounds, Mr. Proctor.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • That tract is in my bounds, it’s in my bounds, Mr. Proctor.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • PROCTOR: In your bounds!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Is there not shade enough in all this boundless forest to hide thy heart from the gaze of Roger Chillingworth?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Margaret, if you had seen the man who thus capitulated for his safety, your surprise would have been boundless.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • In the infinite meaning of his reply and his boundless confidence in his views, the Jack took one of his bloated shoes off, looked into it, knocked a few stones out of it on the kitchen floor, and put it on again.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • There could not exist in the world two men over whom Mr. Darcy could have such boundless influence.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • …those romps of Murray girls calling for her can Milly come out please shes in great demand to pick what they can out of her round in Nelson street riding Harry Devans bicycle at night its as well he sent her where she is she was just getting out of bounds wanting to go on the skatingrink and smoking their cigarettes through their nose I smelt it off her dress when I was biting off the thread of the button I sewed on to the bottom of her jacket she couldnt hide much from me I tell you…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Fifty-two were to roll that afternoon on the life-tide of the city to the boundless everlasting sea.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Oh, the rare old Whale, mid storm and gale In his ocean home will be A giant in might, where might is right, And King of the boundless sea.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • When once more alone, I reviewed the information I had got; looked into my heart, examined its thoughts and feelings, and endeavoured to bring back with a strict hand such as had been straying through imagination’s boundless and trackless waste, into the safe fold of common sense.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • And yet I wish but for the thing I have; My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Boundless intemperance In nature is a tyranny; it hath been The untimely emptying of the happy throne, And fall of many kings.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • A callat Of boundless tongue, who late hath beat her husband, And now baits me!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • Man’s life alone, swifter than time, speeds onward to its end without any hope of renewal, save it be in that other life which is endless and boundless.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • A woman’s gratitude under such circumstances would have been boundless—but it was practically an impossibility.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • He was ridiculous, and unpleasantly sarcastic, but yet he inspired involuntary respect by his boundless devotion to an idea.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Bear forth to them folded my love, (dear mariners, for you I fold it here in every leaf;) Speed on my book! spread your white sails my little bark athwart the imperious waves, Chant on, sail on, bear o’er the boundless blue from me to every sea, This song for mariners and all their ships.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The malice, impotent though it be, which possesses these demon souls is an evil of boundless extension, of limitless duration, a frightful state of wickedness which we can scarcely realize unless we bear in mind the enormity of sin and the hatred God bears to it.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I was dazed at the prospect he held out to me, and my ambition and my desire for power were at that time boundless.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • I was in this state when I first shrunk from the light as it twinkled on me once more, and knew with a boundless joy for which no words are rapturous enough that I should see again.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • "Boundless love; I shouldn’t have supposed it in the universe!" murmured Joseph Poorgrass, who habitually spoke on a large scale in his moral reflections.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • …locomotives, her streets with cabs, her skies with balloons of a power and magnitude hitherto unknown in the history of aeronautics in this or any other nation—I say, whether I look merely at home, or, stretching my eyes farther, contemplate the boundless prospect of conquest and possession—achieved by British perseverance and British valour—which is outspread before me, I clasp my hands, and turning my eyes to the broad expanse above my head, exclaim, "Thank Heaven, I am a Briton!"
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Sweet, with boundless contempt for my stupidity, would reply that it not only meant but obviously was the word Result, as no other Word containing that sound, and capable of making sense with the context, existed in any language spoken on earth.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Tom’s astonishment was boundless!
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Seventeen months captivity to a sailor accustomed to the boundless ocean, is a worse punishment than human crime ever merited.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • These mysterious sentences, snatched from an unknown context,—like strange horns of beasts, and leaves of unknown plants, brought from some far-off region,—gave boundless scope to her imagination, and were all the more fascinating because they were in a peculiar tongue of their own, which she could learn to interpret.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Here—she meditated—is the newest empire of the world; the Northern Middlewest; a land of dairy herds and exquisite lakes, of new automobiles and tar-paper shanties and silos like red towers, of clumsy speech and a hope that is boundless.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • It was he who had to make himself learn to understand them, since he had so much to give, since they could never share his sense of joyous, boundless power.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Unmov’d he holds his eyes, By Jove’s command; nor suffer’d love to rise, Tho’ heaving in his heart; and thus at length replies: "Fair queen, you never can enough repeat Your boundless favors, or I own my debt; Nor can my mind forget Eliza’s name, While vital breath inspires this mortal frame.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • ’tis at her beck the grass hath turned Each blade towards the light And solar systems have evolved From chaos and dark night, Filling the realms of boundless space Beyond the sage’s sight.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Nig, equally friendly, though less demonstrative, was a huge black dog, half bloodhound and half deerhound, with eyes that laughed and a boundless good nature.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Captain Black had boundless faith in the wisdom, power and justice of Major— de Coverley, even though he had never spoken to him before and still found himself without the courage to do so.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • 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.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "The strength of a woman can be boundless," Stilgar said.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • 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.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • You, Potter, and Weasley are out-of-bounds, in the company of a convicted murderer and a werewolf.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry planned his excursion carefully, because he had been caught out of bed and out-of-bounds by Filch the caretaker in the middle of the night once before, and had no desire to repeat the experience.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • First-years ought to know that the Forest in the grounds is out-of-bounds to students — and a few of our older students ought to know by now, too.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • On and on they walked, but the view did not vary: on one side of them, the rough cavern wall, on the other, the boundless expanse of smooth, glassy blackness, in the very middle of which was that mysterious greenish glow.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
  • She’s the sort of person who bounds out of bed in the morning and runs five miles before starting her day.
  • The deer bounded across the trail and into the woods.

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  • The dog jumped the fence in a single bound.
  • The company is growing by leaps and bounds.
  • I clipped along, and all of a sudden I bounded right on to the ashes of a camp fire that was still smoking.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • In a moment the dogs came bounding back.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • We bounded down the sidewalk on a spree of sheer relief, leaping and howling.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Then there was a creature bounding along the pig track toward him, with tusks gleaming and an intimidating grunt.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I am almost in, there is a rising screech, I bound, I run like a deer...
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • ...so instead of kicking he lunged upward off the floor, with the powerful lunge of the soldier bounding from the wall, and jammed his head into Bonzo’s face.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

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  • "Make yerselves at home," said Hagrid, letting go of Fang, who bounded straight at Ron and started licking his ears.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • "C’mon, Fang, we’re going for a walk," said Harry, patting his leg, and Fang bounded happily out of the house behind them, dashed to the edge of the forest, and lifted his leg against a large sycamore tree.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • But with a great creaking of rusty bedsprings, Ron bounded off the bed and got there first.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Suddenly with a single bound he leaped into the room.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • And before Harry could stop him, Dobby bounded off the bed, seized Harry’s desk lamp, and started beating himself around the head with earsplitting yelps.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • At this there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Immediately the dogs bounded forward, seized four of the pigs by the ear and dragged them, squealing with pain and terror, to Napoleon’s feet.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • As Atticus departed, Dill came bounding down the hall into the diningroom.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Today he came back, and almost bounded into the room at about half-past five o’clock, and thrust last night’s "Westminster Gazette" into my hand.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Before he could say or think anything else, the dormitory door was flung open and Fred and George Weasley bounded in.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • "Now, we’ll go upstairs really quietly," said Fred, "and wait for Mum to call us for breakfast. Then, Ron, you come bounding downstairs going, ’Mum, look who turned up in the night!’ and she’ll be all pleased to see Harry and no one need ever know we flew the car."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The moment that the first shells whistle over and the air is rent with the explosions there is suddenly in our veins, in our hands, in our eyes a tense waiting, a watching, a heightening alertness, a strange sharpening of the senses. The body with one bound is in full readiness.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The water bounded from the mountain-top, tore leaves and branches from the trees, poured like a cold shower over the struggling heap on the sand.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Why had he never appreciated what a miracle he was, brain and nerve and bounding heart?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He kicked a stone and it bounded into the water.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Lockhart bounded into the room and the class stared at him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Then the monstrous red thing bounded across the neck and he flung himself flat while the tribe shrieked.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The rock bounded twice and was lost in the forest.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Suddenly Jack bounded out from the tribe and began screaming wildly.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The rock bounded on, thumping and smashing toward the beach, while a shower of broken twigs and leaves fell on him.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • With one bound the lust to live flares up again and everything that has filled my thoughts goes down before it.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • With one bound I follow him and fall into a ditch that lies behind the hedge.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The great rock that had killed Piggy had bounded into this thicket and bounced there, right in the center, making a smashed space a few feet in extent each way.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • These voices, these quiet words, these footsteps in the trench behind me recall me at a bound from the terrible loneliness and fear of death by which I had been almost destroyed.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The body lies still, but in the eyes there is such an extraordinary expression of fright that for a moment I think they have power enough to carry the body off with them. Hundreds of miles away with one bound.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
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  • Doth thy sentence bind thee to wear the token in thy sleep?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Well, say I promise I won’t speak: but that does not bind me not to laugh at him!’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights

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  • Mr. Pumblechook was in favor of a handsome premium for binding me apprentice to some genteel trade,—say, the corn and seed trade, for instance.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Binding too good probably.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I would not bind myself to allow them any thing yearly.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Now bind my brows with iron; and approach The ragged’st hour that time and spite dare bring To frown upon the enraged Northumberland!
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • —From hence to Inverness, And bind us further to you.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Oh, thou fierce tyrant of the realms of love, Oh, Jealousy! put chains upon these hands, And bind me with thy strongest cord, Disdain.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • You’ll bind me to you, with your lash, for ever.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • The titles on the backs of his books have retired into the binding; everything that can have a lock has got one; no key is visible.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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  • ’I suppose they are those heavy ones, sir,’ said Oliver, pointing to some large quartos, with a good deal of gilding about the binding.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • ’If we was to bind him to any other trade to-morrow, he’d run away simultaneous, your worship,’ replied Bumble.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • They was all bound alike,—it’s a good binding, you see,—and I thought they’d be all good books.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • I bind my honour to you that I am done with him in this world.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Meredith was to work at press, Potts at book-binding, which he, by agreement, was to teach them, though he knew neither one nor t’other.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • He began, too, binding his red handkerchief more becomingly on his forehead.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • I would bind them up and wash them with my own hands.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • I’d thought of binding you by a threat held over your son, but I begin to see that would not have worked, I let emotion cloud reason.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It was navy blue with white leather binding, like half a dozen other suitcases that had just been carried off the train.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Or let us bind them and take them to the king.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • How closely women crutch the very chains that bind them!
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He had seen those chains spring to life and bind whoever sat between them.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • "We know that it is not legally binding, Dolly," said Mr. Wilcox, speaking from out of his fortress.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • They bragged often about the binding quality of the Baxter blood.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Those they only use, tie, bind, chop off and leave empty.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • His ankles were tied together, but not his hands-or, rather, he’d managed, God knows how, maybe in rage or pain, to break the cord binding his hands.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • And if it be a thing commanded by the Law of Nature, it is not the Vow, but the Law that binds them.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • When Amy was comfortably asleep, the house quiet, and Mrs. March sitting by the bed, she called Jo to her and began to bind up the hurt hands.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Didn’t I tell you he confessed himself before me as though I had the power to bind and to loose?
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • And they disputed as to how the binding should be done.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • The captain of the company, tucking his sword under his arm, produced a handkerchief and began to bind with it the lieutenant’s wound.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • As long as she loved him vigorously he could see how confidence could be, but when that was no longer the binding chain—well, something might happen.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The mystic chords which bind and thrill the heart of the nation, they will never know.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • They make the flesh that holds fast and binds eternity.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • She took it, and with trembling fingers proceeded to bind it round her head.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Love binds things together, and strife separates them.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The parent constellation of the bourgeoisie binds him with its spell.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Now I was no longer separated from her; the barriers were down; an exquisite thread was binding us.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The veselija is a compact, a compact not expressed, but therefore only the more binding upon all.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I break the thread which binds her foot, and she departs.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I tore the cloth from the altar, it is true; but it was to bind up the wounds of my country.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Its blood for the binding.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • ’I’m going to study up on book-binding,’ she said dreamily.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • ’I’m going to bind Misery’s Return myself.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Beaumont University’s Public Archive Department examined the paper, the ink and the binding and determined the diary to be authentic.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Her binding proceeds with clock-like monotony.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Get the kit; we’ll bind his head for all the good it will do.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Jinny and Susan, Bernard and Neville bind themselves into a thong with which to lash me.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • He thinks they will carry something out of here that joins them all in a rare way, that binds them to a memory with protective power.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I read the accounts of the days of their binding….
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
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