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bond as in:  a close bond

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  • We bonded when we roommates our first year at college.
    bonded = became close
  • We use a special epoxy that creates a strong bond.
    bond = connection (where things are glued together)
  • It's like they have a stronger bond or something.   (source)
    bond = emotional connection
  • She was bonded to her planet and its life in a way few people are.   (source)
    bonded = connected
  • In our culture wedding jewelry is a bond between the couple.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • So much for the old movies and the mother-daughter bonding.   (source)
    bonding = forming a close connection
  • No one will discuss these things again, or even acknowledge having ever discussed them at all, but because of it, invisible bonds have been forged.   (source)
    bonds = connections
  • He soon discovered, however, what Muir and Thoreau already knew: An extended stay in the wilderness inevitably directs one's attention outward as much as inward, and it is impossible to live off the land without developing both a subtle understanding of, and a strong emotional bond with, that land and all it holds.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • Bonding over shared interests in sports and music, the two became good friends.   (source)
    bonding = forming a close connection
  • Now he understood about animals; and in the moment that the horse turned from the stream and nudged Jonas's shoulder affectionately with its head, he perceived the bonds between animal and human.   (source)
    bonds = connections
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  • Occasionally he'd make a halfhearted attempt to bond with the kid, but the two had little in common.   (source)
    bond = connect (emotionally)
  • Mom and I bonded over other things, especially our favorite sport: football.   (source)
    bonded = connected (emotionally)
  • They were both farm girls and had bonded early on.   (source)
    bonded = connected (as friends)
  • But I fear for you young people because you do not understand how strong is the bond of kinship.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • They had shared the bond of being the only two women aboard the Dolphin and the older woman had been sociable and kindly.   (source)
  • The knife I used on him, and on my bonds, will be nearby on the floor where I dropped it, dazed, and walked barefoot, carrying nothing out of the house but his keys—to the car, to the gate—and climbed, still slick with his blood, into his vintage Jaguar and returned like some long-lost faithful pet, straight back home to my husband.   (source)
    bonds = ropes
  • The jurors cannot get the impression there was an emotional bond between the two of you.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • I didn't hear sadness in her voice, and that helped me to break the bonds of terror.   (source)
    bonds = ties or connections
  • But of late his bonds were looser.   (source)
    bonds = restraining ropes
  • Then, taking a long breath and straightening his shoulders, he remarked in a determined voice: "Wonder'ff tell me where there's a gas'line station? " At least a dozen men, some of them little better off than he was, explained to him that wheel and car were no longer joined by any physical bond.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • It's a greater bond than if I were your devoted, but blind supporter.   (source)
  • We shall in future be able to ease his bonds for a few hours each day.   (source)
    bonds = restraining ropes
  • Her spirit sank with the idea that all must have been a delusion, and that, vividly as she had dreamed it, there could be no real bond betwixt the clergyman and herself.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • I was indifferent, therefore, to my school-fellows in general; but I united myself in the bonds of the closest friendship to one among them.   (source)
    bonds = connections
  • I tried to fake a smile, but all I could manage was a feeble upturning of the corners of my mouth— —my stomach was turning at the sight of my father bonding with Assef.†   (source)
  • I was pretty sure this would be the moment of bonding.†   (source)
  • Ali and Kate were bonding over their favorite shades of MAC nail polish, but Hanna couldn't get into it.†   (source)
  • When I bring it up, Haymitch says the last thing President Snow would've wanted was to show Peeta and me—especially me—bonding with other victors in potentially rebellious districts.†   (source)
  • "Pair-bonding at this stage is not encouraged," said Crake, sounding like a guidebook.†   (source)
  • ALBUS: I know, I think it's a bonding thing or something similarly vomit-inducing.†   (source)
  • She is given a list of pediatricians, and countless brochures on breast-feeding, and bonding, and immunizing, and samples of baby shampoos and Q-Tips and creams.†   (source)
  • As pathetic as it sounds, Marley had become my male-bonding soul mate, my near-constant companion, my friend.†   (source)
  • Psychosexual male bonding in Aaron's Rod (1922).†   (source)
  • I'd killed and eaten this particular goat on another world, which is the sort of bonding experience you don't forget.†   (source)
  • Bonding   (source)
  • Was that what was going on, the mystery factor that was bonding the two of them?†   (source)
  • Luma has even become friendly with Emanuel Ransom, the town curmudgeon, bonding over their shared admiration of Hillary Clinton.†   (source)
  • It was a good opportunity for me and Coach to have that bonding experience and to be able to talk about those things that matter most.†   (source)
  • It was as if the numerous physical changes that, over time, alter the appearance of a human Rider-and which Eragon had already begun to experience since bonding with Saphira-had been completed while he was unconscious.†   (source)
  • But if his pregnant wife ate it, did that mean I was breaking a pregnant woman bonding code if I still refused?†   (source)
  • Just a little bonding time so that the house didn't feel quite so empty.†   (source)
  • Instant bonding.†   (source)
  • Ah, Fuentes, I think we just had a male bonding moment.†   (source)
  • Come along, and I'll give you the necessary papers to take to a bonding company.†   (source)
  • It's a bonding thing.†   (source)
  • Instant mommy bonding.†   (source)
  • When we heard it was coming, a few of the guys on the cross-country team thought it would be a good bonding experience if we went down to Wrightsville Beach to have a hurricane party.†   (source)
  • One year were told bonding is the key, the next that it's birth order.†   (source)
  • I've been bonding with Dad.†   (source)
  • Stepping inside such a place with one of my brothers was a fantasy of mine—male bonding.†   (source)
  • Marine discipline and the sacrificial bonding of ardent young men was prevailing over concrete, steel, and thick volcanic rock.†   (source)
  • It's kind of a First Year tradition, for class bonding," answered Sasha.†   (source)
  • And that I did not want him putting makeup on her face, not when I would never have that bonding moment between a mother and daughter in a bathroom before an elegant night on the town, when I could let her try the eye shadow, a smudge of mascara, pink lipstick.†   (source)
  • Andrew's mother and I are bonding.†   (source)
  • Not the way I understand bonding.†   (source)
  • Two monsters bonding to make one.†   (source)
  • Is this some manly bonding thing I can't be a part of?†   (source)
  • We lingered by a few open doorways, catching random bits of lecture and arguments about Kant and Indonesian history and bonding equivalencies and scansion and King Lear.†   (source)
  • I waited for you before taking my break, but then I figured you guys might be here, bonding and stuff.†   (source)
  • This kind of overt inequity in bonding spread its message to the black community.†   (source)
  • The common bond of just being young together in that household was strong enough for that.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • A bond of sympathy had grown between them as the years had passed.   (source)
  • That fall he developed a lasting bond with both the town and Wayne Westerberg.   (source)
  • I thought I'd bonded with my son more than other mothers; that's what I told myself.   (source)
    bonded = connected (emotionally)
  • Aunt Wee's grief was unjustified, because Mom and Papaw had a special bond.   (source)
    bond = connection (emotional)
  • Addiction treatment seemed to give Mom a sense of purpose, and it gave us something to bond over.   (source)
    bond = connect (emotionally)
  • I felt a warm sense of sisterhood this morning. Now that we had survived a major rebel attack together, it felt like these small bonds had sealed into something unbreakable.   (source)
    bonds = ties or connections (from shared experiences)
  • His arms and legs have been secured to the operating table with bonds that are strong but padded so he won't hurt himself if he struggles.   (source)
    bonds = restraints such as ropes
  • All his life there was only one thing Lev was allowed to believe. It had surrounded him, cocooned him, constricted him with the same stifling softness as the layers of insulation around him now. For the first time in his life, Lev feels those bonds around his soul begin to loosen.   (source)
  • Everyone knew then that she would live because her bond with the world of ogbanje had been broken.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • In trying to understand McCandless, I inevitably came to reflect on other, larger subjects as well: the grip wilderness has on the American imagination, the allure high-risk activities hold for young men of a certain mind, the complicated, highly charged bond that exists between fathers and sons.   (source)
  • For more than two years, they had exchanged short notes—and even some long letters—mostly discussing editorial adjustments for the prose and art in her books, but the correspondence, written so often in biological phrases blended with poetic descriptions, had become a bond welded in its own language.   (source)
  • It was in the Marine Corps where I first ordered grown men to do a job and watched them listen; where I learned that leadership depended far more on earning the respect of your subordinates than on bossing them around; where I discovered how to earn that respect; and where I saw that men and women of different social classes and races could work as a team and bond like family.   (source)
    bond = connect (emotionally)
  • As the Japanese disappeared, soundlessly and without protest, the Negroes entered with their loud jukeboxes, their just-released animosities and the relief of escape from Southern bonds.   (source)
    bonds = restraints
  • Roark knew that the last act of kindness he could offer was to claim no bond.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • The bonds that had held his body down were loosened.   (source)
    bonds = ropes
  • It will be contempt, but it will come from her and it will be a bond.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • The bonds had loosened themselves.   (source)
    bonds = restraining ropes
  • This was it, thought Keating, this was the bond between them, and the bond was fear, and more, much more than that, but fear was the only recognizable name to give it.   (source)
    bond = connection
  • They drove silently, but there was no bond in their silence now; they were not walking together toward disaster; the disaster had come; their courage did not matter any longer.   (source)
  • She listened emptily to empty words uttered as if the speaker would be insulted by any sign of enthusiastic interest from his listener, as if only boredom were the only bond possible between people, the only preservative of their precarious dignity.   (source)
  • Hast thou enticed me into a bond that will prove the ruin of my soul?   (source)
    bond = binding promise
  • —the people's victim and lifelong bond-slave, as they fancied her,   (source)
    bond = bound to work without wages
  • There was a considerable difference between the ages of my parents, but this circumstance seemed to unite them only closer in bonds of devoted affection.   (source)
    bonds = connections
  • I heard of the difference of sexes, and the birth and growth of children, how the father doted on the smiles of the infant, and the lively sallies of the older child, how all the life and cares of the mother were wrapped up in the precious charge, how the mind of youth expanded and gained knowledge, of brother, sister, and all the various relationships which bind one human being to another in mutual bonds.   (source)
  • "My home is where thou art and where he is. But betray me not!"
    "Wherefore dost thou desire it?" inquired Hester, shrinking, she hardly knew why, from this secret bond.   (source)
    bond = binding promise
  • When the Black Man sees one of his own servants, signed and sealed, so shy of owning to the bond as is the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale, he hath a way of ordering matters so that the mark shall be disclosed, in open daylight, to the eyes of all the world!   (source)
    bond = connection
  • I have met with grievous mishaps by sea and land, and have been long held in bonds among the heathen-folk to the southward; and am now brought hither by this Indian to be redeemed out of my captivity.   (source)
    bonds = restraints such as ropes
  • The show ended with a scene of all the nudists sitting around a campfire laughing and bonding.†   (source)
  • Dad and Stepmother Dearest dragged me and Remy to the house in the Bahamas for 'family bonding.†   (source)
  • I have to leave and she's not even bonding.†   (source)
  • The sounds of male bonding and banter continued from the TV set.†   (source)
  • There's a real bonding in someone beating the crap out of you.†   (source)
  • Despite everything, I think we do have, if not a bonding, then at least an understanding.†   (source)
  • symbol, forever bonding us, his ink in my flesh.†   (source)
  • For a while, when we used to meet up at the old house because we both disliked this new one, we seemed to be bonding a little.†   (source)
  • I tried to sound nonchalant, but secretly I was overjoyed at the prospect of having the new puppy all to myself for a few days of uninterrupted male bonding.†   (source)
  • The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre—as it was affectionately called—was such a hard workout conducted, of course, in February, that it became a thing of legend and an immediate bonding experience.†   (source)
  • For instance, racism — or, as they referred to it in Paradice, pseudospeciation — had been eliminated in the model group, merely by switching the bonding mechanism: the Paradice people simply did not register skin colour.†   (source)
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bond as in:  the bond market

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  • My sister's fund contains mostly stocks, but she plans to add bonds as she gets older.
    bonds = a loan to a government or corporation that pays interest
  • Everybody I knew was in the bond business, so I supposed it could support one more single man.   (source)
    bond = (buying and selling) certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • And after the news of Louie's death broke, the film director Cecil B. DeMille showed up to do a radio interview with the family for the Sixth War Bond Drive.   (source)
    bond = certificates for which a government pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • A bond fund at UBS in Zurich was valued at just over $3 million.   (source)
    bond = a certificate issued by a government or corporation that promises to repay a loan with interest
  • But not checks. Bonds.   (source)
    bonds = loan certificates that entitle the certificate owner to receive future payments for a loan
  • Bearer bonds of various denominations.   (source)
  • Can you deposit the bonds somewhere?   (source)
  • She made her points succinctly, altering the cashiers checks to bearer bonds, payable in dollars, in denominations ranging from a maximum of twenty thousand dollars to a minimum of five.   (source)
  • Her objective was not lost on the attorney; she so complicated the issuing of the bonds that tracing them would be beyond the facilities of most banks or brokers.   (source)
  • A leather attache case was provided by Monsieur Bourne for the bonds and the money; it would be carried by an armed courier who would leave the bank at 2:30 in the afternoon and meet Monsieur Bourne at 3:00 on the Pont Neuf.   (source)
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  • Pardon me, but Monsieur Bourne insists that Monsieur d'Amacourt also include two hundred thousand francs in cash, one hundred thousand to be included with the bonds and one hundred to be held by Monsieur d'Amacourt.   (source)
  • They picked him up when he handed the bonds over the counter.   (source)
  • I was sure that they were selling something: bonds or insurance or automobiles.   (source)
  • You're selling bonds, aren't you, old sport?   (source)
  • Instead of being the warm centre of the world, the Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe — so I decided to go East and learn the bond business.   (source)
    bond = (buying and selling) certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • I knew the other clerks and young bond-salesmen by their first names, and lunched with them in dark, crowded restaurants on little pig sausages and mashed potatoes and coffee.   (source)
    bond = certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • I'm a bond man.   (source)
    bond = in the business of buying and selling certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
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bond as in:  released on a $10,000 bond

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  • Mom was released from jail on bond and prosecuted for a domestic violence misdemeanor.   (source)
    bond = money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial
  • Speculation about Williams and his fate came to an abrupt halt after two days when Judge Oliver released him on a $200,000 bond pending appeal.   (source)
    bond = refundable money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial
  • Out on bond, awaiting trial.   (source)
  • Right now they can't get a bond set.   (source)
    bond = amount of refundable money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial
  • He had been released on a bond furnished by Gail Wynand, and he awaited trial.   (source)
    bond = refundable money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial
  • Williams had paid the $600 bond to get him out of jail that time too.   (source)
  • Williams had been taken into custody, charged with murder, and held on $25,000 bond.   (source)
  • Mercer House was his again, no longer held as collateral for his jail bond.   (source)
  • They fingerprinted him, booked him for murder, and set bond at $25,000.   (source)
  • Once we book you and relieve you of two hundred dollars for bond, why, you can be on your way.   (source)
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  • The judge raised his bond to $100,000 and let him go.   (source)
  • Jake frowned and said, "A bond for what?"   (source)
    bond = an amount of refundable money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial
  • "He won't get out on bond, will he, Jake?" asked Bill West.   (source)
    bond = refundable money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial
  • A bond will be set, but it'll probably be too high.   (source)
    bond = an amount of refundable money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial
  • I'd been processed and released—the depersonalized in-and-outing of jail, the bond hearing, the fingerprints and photos, the rotating and the shuffling and the handling; it didn't make me feel like an animal, it made me feel like a product, something created on an assembly line.   (source)
    bond = regarding refundable money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial
  • This became clear the day after Jim Williams's conviction, when his lawyers went before Judge Oliver to ask for his release on bond and were curtly turned down.   (source)
    bond = refundable money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial
  • He had been released on a bond arranged by Jake and others, and he had been cajoled south by his pal Lucien.   (source)
  • Ozzie was explaining that even though the kid was seventeen, he had been caught with three pounds of pot; thus, he could not be released on bond until a judge said so.   (source)
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bonded as in:  all our employees are bonded

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  • Everyone who works here is bonded.
  • A bonded courier's bad enough, but he's necessary; bank insurance requires him.   (source)
    bonded = insured
  • If ever you met an unbonded dragon, you would not say so.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unbonded means not and reverses the meaning of bonded. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • Twenty-six were set to be joined with Riders; the rest were unbonded.†   (source)
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  • His mother caught him climbing out the window with his snowboard and a plastic tackle box in which he had packed underwear, socks, a fleece ski jacket, and a $100 savings bond his grandfather had given him as a birthday present.†   (source)
  • He and Charles, Jr., are inseparable companions, and I don't think I exaggerate when I say they have equaled the bond I once had with Lucky.†   (source)
  • The girl saw a large sign on the side of a water tower that said BUY U.S. WAR BONDS EVERY PAYDAY.†   (source)
  • The woman gave us five temporary checks to use until our real ones arrived, encouraged us not to make any major purchases for at least six months "while you learn to live with this windfall," and then started talking about the places we could put the money—college savings accounts or mutual funds or bonds or stocks—and I was trying to pay attention to her, but the problem was I wasn't really in the bank.†   (source)
  • The unbreakable bond between my father and his siblings serves as a testimonial that even though their parents lived very short lives, they did something right.†   (source)
  • Our similar family situations had bonded us when we met.†   (source)
  • The Count went out into the bedroom muttering something about his word being his bond and never having cheated at cards or welched on a wager, and then he began to count.†   (source)
  • With his marriage vows he had formed an eternal bond with Clara—even though it meant untying the one that bound him to her.†   (source)
  • Inside a lot of kids had been bringing things up to the altar—drug paraphernalia and stuff like that; they were breaking off their old bonds.†   (source)
  • An unbreakable bond united the crew—for many members, it was the only support system they had.†   (source)
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  • War could bond men like a magnet, but like a magnet it could repel them, too.†   (source)
  • Finally, the jack had opened to its full extent, the rail still only half-free from its ancient bonds.†   (source)
  • Against all odds, she nurtured a precious family bonded by an intense love.†   (source)
  • He'd found four quarts of bonded whiskey still in the paper bags in which they'd been purchased and he drank a little of it in a glass with water.†   (source)
  • Bonds are negotiable as cash.†   (source)
  • I dropped the sword to the floor and struggled free of the bonds that held my hands together.†   (source)
  • Oh, we're going to be in so much trouble —" Lupin was struggling against his bonds.†   (source)
  • We have a certain bond, after I spent two days in it during the Great Hydrogen Scare of Sol 37.†   (source)
  • To bond.†   (source)
  • Our bond had a peculiar fertility that I was wise enough to appreciate, and also, perhaps, wise enough to appreciate in silence.†   (source)
  • He took home substantial prizes: a new encyclopedia to replace the outdated one, a new writing desk, a cash prize, a savings bond.†   (source)
  • Annie was two years older and they'd roomed together for three semesters in college, in an ugly building made habitable through their extraordinary bond, something like friends, something like sisters or cousins who wished they were siblings and would have reason never to be apart.†   (source)
  • Maybe they were finally close to breaking the bonds of WICKED forever.†   (source)
  • Even though so many of the stories are good, celebrating the bonds of women and family, the bad stories will be the ones that catch the white people's attention.†   (source)
  • In the following issue Arthur printed a public service advertisement urging islanders to buy war bonds.†   (source)
  • It's your own personal relationship with Him; a bond that's as unique as a fingerprint.†   (source)
  • A new bond had developed between Owen and Grandmother because of Liberace; they also watched lots of old movies together and encouraged each other's constant comments.†   (source)
  • I doubt that the king would take the word of Adarlan's Assassin as bond.†   (source)
  • Loose me from these bonds and I will help you.†   (source)
  • Annemarie felt a surge of sadness; the bond of their friendship had not broken, but it was as if Ellen had moved now into a different world, the world of her own family and whatever lay ahead for them.†   (source)
  • Her brother was a bond trader in the World Trade Center.†   (source)
  • For the past hour, she'd watched Sean bond with every guy there and carefully avoid her.†   (source)
  • We bonded through hatred—hatred of the infesteds and their alien masters, sure, but also our fierce, uncompromising, unadulterated hatred of Sergeant Reznik, our rage made all the more intense by the fact that we could never express it.†   (source)
  • "The right of Queenstrial is always a joyous event, representing the future of our great kingdom and the bonds that keep us strongly united in the face of our enemies," the king says, addressing the crowd.†   (source)
  • Knows the bond I share with Gale.†   (source)
  • Their shared profession was not going to be a bond.†   (source)
  • That candle was a marriage bond that was worth more than a Catholic promise not to divorce.†   (source)
  • There can be bonds of real affection, she said, blinking at us ingratiatingly, under such conditions.†   (source)
  • He wasn't a pet and I didn't want to bond with him.†   (source)
  • And without either of them being conscious of it, they began to regain the intimacy, the bond of familiarity, they had once shared.†   (source)
  • Any marriage bond would be too superficial, too transient.†   (source)
  • Our secrets have made us close, bonded us together.†   (source)
  • You work out with guys, you form a bond.†   (source)
  • Hera said she'd been trying to break through her prison bonds for a month.†   (source)
  • We've been hesitant to make bonds with Illea.†   (source)
  • We forged bonds with those who lived around us.†   (source)
  • You could see bits of skin starting to bond, and soft red bits peeping up from underneath.†   (source)
  • Listen," she said, in her gentlest, most hypnotically-soothing voice, "I know that you and your mother had an incredibly close bond.†   (source)
  • They're supposed to bond, and right where he stands there's a chasm a mile wide.†   (source)
  • All three of them bonded by the certain, separate knowledge that they had loved a man to death.†   (source)
  • They were clannish, responding to the harshness and turmoil of their environment by forming tight family bonds and placing loyalty to blood above all else.†   (source)
  • It was as if she and her aunt shared a particular bond at those times, as if the magic was still, somehow, alive.†   (source)
  • You're suffering from what humans call Stockholm Syndrome: you have bonded with your captors.†   (source)
  • Only bond we got between us is dogs, but at least that's somethin'.†   (source)
  • There was a bond between them now, welded in the brotherhood of battle and tempered by the loyalty Murtagh had shown.†   (source)
  • I was supposed to feel privileged to be out on bond: I had stayed put even when it was clear I was going to be arrested, so I was deemed no flight risk.†   (source)
  • As cramped as things were, there was a genuine family bond.†   (source)
  • They don't have a very strong bond — he's only with them for convenience.†   (source)
  • An en is a karmic bond lasting a lifetime.†   (source)
  • I gag, and throw myself against the bonds holding me to the table.†   (source)
  • I need somebody on my bond side.†   (source)
  • Both Gogol and Moushumi are absent from these books, and for the first time all evening he feels a hint of that odd bond that had first drawn them together.†   (source)
  • He lost $2,300 owed to him for three years of service, along with all the money he had invested in Confederate bonds at the beginning of the war.†   (source)
  • You and I share a common bond.†   (source)
  • The demon thrashed against his bonds, settling the wheel more firmly into the coals.†   (source)
  • The baby grouse—and there isn't anything cuter than a grouse chick—bonded with hawk and thought she was their mother.†   (source)
  • I'm bonded with UniWeb and everything having to do with a client falls under the Privacy Protection Act.†   (source)
  • The men on the Corner were honorable drinking men, with their own code of ethics: A man's word was his bond, you never insulted anyone's woman, you didn't drink from the same bottle as a man who confessed to oral sex with women, you never cuffed the dice during crap games, and if you pulled out a gun-which you shouldn't do-you'd better use it before it got used on you.†   (source)
  • We'd form a deep personal bond, and slowly, without realizing it, I'd become a character in her story, and she in mine.†   (source)
  • Or the intrusion of your soul's sickness that inhibits and binds you, or the social influences around you, or the habits that have created synaptic bonds and pathways in your brain.†   (source)
  • A doting aunt who looked for any opportunity to bond with her niece and nephew, Jenny was dying to go.†   (source)
  • Once, again, the act says, "I'm with you, I share this moment with you, I feel a bond of community with you.†   (source)
  • Imagine now that one of the cave dwellers manages to free himself from his bonds.†   (source)
  • Suffice it to say, they're bonded as brothers.†   (source)
  • My fourth brother, Cunsang, who always had a special bond with her, began to sleep in the same bed to watch over her.†   (source)
  • The National Socialist Bond, the quisling organization of Holland, grew larger and bolder with each month of occupation.†   (source)
  • But it's not hard to bond over 'Will you pray for my family?'†   (source)
  • There seems to be a special bond between people from the state.†   (source)
  • They reminded him of when he was their age and had their strength and their suppleness of movement and their certainty of purpose and their bond with one another, that bond he and his friends used to say was like that of brothers, but was in some ways stronger than that of brothers, or at least than his bond with his own brother, his kid brother, who had passed last spring from cancer of the throat that had withered him to the weight of a young girl, and who had not spoken to the old ma†   (source)
  • It was said to be a powerful talisman, the broken bond of a broken heart.†   (source)
  • The company commander and I developed a bond—he'd had the same Search and Rescue job as an air crewman that I wanted.†   (source)
  • If I had any wish, even at this late hour, to somehow acquit myself, I would say that the bond between Abdullah and his little sister was an ordinary one.†   (source)
  • Burnham posted bond the next morning.†   (source)
  • Six months after meeting Nathaniel, my bond with him is deeper and so is my desire to get on with my life.†   (source)
  • Though she was reluctant to admit it, Luma's bond with the 13s was deeper than that with the older boys.†   (source)
  • Do you mean to tell me there was no bond of love between you and the vampire who made you?'†   (source)
  • Hammermill Bond is a good brand; so is Triad Modem.†   (source)
  • School Superintendent Seymour is very high on sports as a community bond.†   (source)
  • The blue-haired boy hung in his bonds, stunned and gaping.†   (source)
  • He stayed there, exposed to the sun and the rain, as if the thongs were unnecessary, for a dominion superior to any visible bond kept him tied to the trunk of the chestnut tree.†   (source)
  • The whole team began to bond and was working extremely hard individually and together.†   (source)
  • Each bond was worth the equivalent of one million kronor.†   (source)
  • Nothing in this world is stronger than the bond that can be formed by a family.†   (source)
  • Arrested three months ago for stealing OxyContin from a pharmacy in Old Town with a guy named Dwayne Bordick, twenty-three, Ayer is being held in lieu of bond, the article says, at the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.†   (source)
  • The bond between Fischer and Hall had been cemented back in 1992, when they had bumped into each other on K2, the world's second-highest mountain.†   (source)
  • It is a bond between us.†   (source)
  • I counted out three hundred and fifty sheets of corrasable bond from my mother's stock in the hall closet, secreted away under a pile of old felt hats and clothes brushes and woolen scarves.†   (source)
  • Our bond.†   (source)
  • Then he began to struggle violently against his bonds.†   (source)
  • Being scared together created a great bond among boys, and being scared of each other created a great bond in prison.†   (source)
  • He gave me the owl and he said that the owl was my spirit, my bond to the time and harmony of the universe—" Her voice was very weak, her eyes already glazed with death.†   (source)
  • Pedro Tercero proceeded to untie his bonds, which had been wrapped around his wrists to keep him from pounding on the door.†   (source)
  • He lifted her, slashed her bonds away, put her on her feet, started to pull her along.†   (source)
  • Now that bond is free to grow in an environment of better conditions.†   (source)
  • As the youngest of the four, she had had the least chance to bond to the Island before our abrupt exile almost a decade before.†   (source)
  • His word was his bond.†   (source)
  • Zero pensions, zero savings, zero stocks and bonds.†   (source)
  • She apparently felt that her status as Richard's agent created a bond of intimacy between herself and Cass; who, helplessly and miserably mesmerized, and handicapped by the volume of Miss Wales' voice and the razorlike distinctness of her syllables, trotted obediently behind her into the bedroom where coats and hats were to be deposited and where the women could repair their makeup.†   (source)
  • That sense of union I felt in the darkness of the elevator, that strong bond between our hearts, never came back again.†   (source)
  • Or because they might bond; Paul imagined him reading it in some manual for parents.†   (source)
  • The woman had broken free of her bonds and was shouting louder than before: "Look at the fire!†   (source)
  • The bonds of friendship and loyalty with other prisoners count for nothing with the authorities.†   (source)
  • On one hand, music was this common bond between Mia and me, and me being an all-rock guy had to be part of her attraction.†   (source)
  • He doesn't bond with just anyone.†   (source)
  • Meena and Kuduz lived near each other in Forbesgunge, and the incident created a bond between them.†   (source)
  • Fledglings formed special bonds with their mentors—and I had an extra-special mentor in the High Priestess of the school.†   (source)
  • We were turned down for the Home Defense training plan but we're doing Red Cross work, buying War Savings bonds, logging for the war industries and shipyards, benefit concerts—the regular stuff.†   (source)
  • We had a special bond.†   (source)
  • Its flowers were government bonds.†   (source)
  • The mental bonds, however, seem as strong as ever, and the piece of me that recognizes that knows I might be making a very big mistake.†   (source)
  • The bond between Jack and Bobby Kennedy became tighter than ever during the Cuban missile crisis, even as Lyndon Johnson once again stumbled.†   (source)
  • If they don't appear, the court issues a bench warrant for the truant party and you forfeit your bond.†   (source)
  • Did he keep his bond?†   (source)
  • She might think it bonds us together as misfits, and I'm an oddity of one, my strangeness too complicated to explain or share.†   (source)
  • She snaps out her phone, calls somebody she calls Q, like James freaking Bond, tells her, as it turns out from the look I got of Q in the doorway—very nice, by the way—to wake up, she'll be there in five minutes.†   (source)
  • Their bond, she decided, was both more and less than a traditional romance.†   (source)
  • There was a strong bond among us students.†   (source)
  • She and Michelle had talked about and prayed for the widows of the men killed in June, and though she didn't know any of them personally, the SEAL community was an extended family, so she felt a bond with and a deep sadness for the families.†   (source)
  • The stars came out and time went slowly on — imagine how slowly — while that last King of Narnia stood stiff and sore and upright against the tree in his bonds.†   (source)
  • True, he would rather have slept by himself, but the marriage bed is still the symbol of the marriage bond, and symbols, as we know, are inviolable.†   (source)
  • It's amazing how misery can instantly bond folks.†   (source)
  • How it had become a sort of bond.†   (source)
  • He won a war bond.†   (source)
  • It was one of the most complicated cases he'd ever worked on, involving bonds worth billions of dollars being shuffled endlessly through a maze of companies across three continents.†   (source)
  • You'd have to say Will and I bonded in the next week, over Dad's credit card.†   (source)
  • I try to stand and scream through the gag, straining at the bonds around my wrists.†   (source)
  • She apparently did not understand the depths of the mother-child bond.†   (source)
  • This piece of wood is as wide as bloody Bond Street to a sailor!†   (source)
  • Untying their bonds, Max asked if they were able to walk.†   (source)
  • You'll have parades in your honor and make speeches to raise money for war bonds.†   (source)
  • The further you go, the less easy will it be to withdraw; yet no oath or bond is laid on you to go further than you will.†   (source)
  • But it was his experience as expedition doctor during a 1982 American attempt on Pakistan's Gasherbrum II that forged a bond between the doctor and the nurse.†   (source)
  • These were known as Bond Tours.†   (source)
  • It seems to me that the bonds between us must be visible.†   (source)
  • Probably another war bond drive.†   (source)
  • We are not superheroes, but we all share a common bond in serving something greater than ourselves.†   (source)
  • It's only natural that we form this bond.†   (source)
  • Long-term savers may also be interested in a new stepped-rate bond which requires a minimum of £5,000.†   (source)
  • He bit me when we were eight—we bonded.†   (source)
  • Bond Street shops were thought superior to those of Paris.†   (source)
  • We swear a bond.†   (source)
  • We have a special, special bond between us.†   (source)
  • We had that life experience bond that neither of us ever wanted.†   (source)
  • Hundred proof bonded whiskey flowing all in the gutters.†   (source)
  • In May 1915, when a German submarine torpedoed the Lusitania and sent the liner and Alfred's father to the bottom of the Atlantic, two-year-old Alfred had inherited $5.8 million in government bonds, a fortune augmented by $2 million more and a sprawling Maryland property when he turned twenty-one in 1933.†   (source)
  • We had lost males before, cousins and uncles who were conscripted into armies or bonded as apprentices, who are almost as lowly as slave girls.†   (source)
  • That is why I want to forge new bonds with Dublin.†   (source)
  • It was actually kind of cool to walk up there (amid the applause) and claim my award (a nice plaque with my name on it) along with a two hundred dollar savings bond that goes toward college tuition—and, here's the very best part, my short story will be published in a national teen literary magazine within the next year.†   (source)
  • Man's ethical behavior should be effectively grounded on compassion, nurture, and social bonds.†   (source)
  • I had friends who had railroad bonds.†   (source)
  • They would need help here on Earth and might share voting stock—though they would prefer to sell bonds and retain control.†   (source)
  • The bond the two of us had created during the war on Denduron was stronger than I realized.†   (source)
  • You gotta see how small they look next to our boys," she said as she finished the draft and pulled out the single sheet of bond paper.†   (source)
  • He always treated them with tenderness, as if a bond existed between them.†   (source)
  • The celestial dome seemed polished by the chill breeze that had blown since sunset, and Bruenor felt as though he had escaped the bonds of earth.†   (source)
  • He found Grabeau in the dark, gave him the nail, and showed him how he had loosened his bonds.†   (source)
  • And she and I have a bond strong enough that it hardly matters where we are put, for we have never really parted.†   (source)
  • She needed less than ten minutes to free her right hand, much less to slip the bonds on the left.†   (source)
  • He gave her a lot of information which she carefully typed on heavy bond paper and filed away with all of her other historical information.†   (source)
  • Somehow she and I figured out how to communicate, and we bonded.†   (source)
  • Feudal System: Local Bonds   (source)
  • Free oxygen tended to bond to just about anything, which meant that reducing atmospheres, with all the free oxygen bound up, were bound to be common.†   (source)
  • Miss Christian is incarcerated without bond.†   (source)
  • The wife should obey the husband; this, according to the Three Bonds of Confucianism.†   (source)
  • I found myself speaking of a completeness, the unitary bond of a daughter and father.†   (source)
  • The court fixes bond at five hundred dollars.†   (source)
  • Like countless companies during that chaotic time, Standard couldn't raise enough money to pay off the bonds it had already sold.†   (source)
  • The two of us had a very special bond, you know.†   (source)
  • There is a bond of honor among the members never to reveal their membership, not even to their wives and family.†   (source)
  • "bursting the bonds of tyranny," and the like, may come across to this post-Freudian age as mawkish posturing, romantic sentimentalism, hollow platitudes.†   (source)
  • He'd heard she was seeing a man quite seriously, a bond trader, of all things.†   (source)
  • It's like a large version of the old Bond sign on Times Square.†   (source)
  • In Auburn, William H. Seward, later Lincoln's Secretary of State, was one of the first men to sign the bond that had to be posted.†   (source)
  • The bond the probate court had had her post was perhaps their evaluation in dollars of how much did stand in her way.†   (source)
  • They were all alike, the old, tied by a common bond.†   (source)
  • It was what we shared, it made the strongest bond between us and the strongest tension.†   (source)
  • I envied him for the ways in which he was freer than I would ever be, though I knew he bore bonds of a sort that I had never known.†   (source)
  • There had been suddenly established a bond between Morris and me, and I relaxed, filled with inquisitive zeal.†   (source)
  • "He approves of the mingling of the peoples and their bonds of union": that was what the words meant, and again they were very old words, from the days of ancient Rome.†   (source)
  • I tried and failed to imagine her, this woman who could after so many years renounce altogether her husband, break the bond that must surely have existed despite his long absences.†   (source)
  • "No," he decided, "we don't cash any bonds.†   (source)
  • The corporation will issue up to $5 billion in energy bonds, and I especially want them to be in small denominations so that average Americans can invest directly in America's energy security.†   (source)
  • There had always been a bond between the two boys — a mutual liking and understanding — and it was because of this that Peter now realized the bush boy was dying.†   (source)
  • The wiser a man grows, the fewer his iron bonds.†   (source)
  • I'll stick to Broadway, and a room with a bath, and bars that serve bonded Bourbon.†   (source)
  • They knew the slinking bourgeois breed, the ordinary holders of cheap government bonds, and they spoke to them without the slightest pity and with Mephistophelean smiles, as to petty thieves caught in the act.†   (source)
  • More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life.†   (source)
  • To those peoples in the huts and villages across the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required, not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right.†   (source)
  • Robbery..."Jewels — watches — diamonds — stocks — bonds — sovereigns — counterfeiting — cash — bullion — dort..."†   (source)
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  • The visit was on Saturday, 8 December, and the whole thing was like something out of a James Bond movie.   (source)
    bond = fictitious spy in movies
  • Nobody is more devoted to Farshid's decision-making prowess than my parents, and Farshid, like James Bond, has never turned down an assignment.   (source)
  • Starring Mark Watney as …. probably Q. I'm no James Bond.   (source)
  • Put him under a peace bond?   (source)
    bond = a court order that requires someone to provide a financial guarantee that they will be on good behavior and keep the peace
  • Pierce Brosnan, best James Bond ever   (source)
    bond = fictitious spy in movies
  • It was like watching some corny old spy DVD, James Bond or something.   (source)
  • He'd played all kinds of roles —a Latino teacher in a tough L.A. school, a dashing Israeli spy in an action-adventure blockbuster, even a Syrian terrorist in a James Bond movie.   (source)
  • "Write your locker number down," the guy at the register said, "and your combination too, and keep it in a safe place," but I'd already memorized both —I'd seen enough James Bond movies that I knew the drill —and the minute I was outside tossed the paper in the trash.   (source)
  • "That's the James Bond part," Vicky says, and they all giggle.   (source)
    bond = a last name
  • "Man," Big Larry whined, "you got too much of that James Bond stuff in your head."   (source)
    bond = fictitious spy in movies
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  • Thor—the Batman or James Bond of the gods—has once again conquered the forces of evil.   (source)
  • He thought it wonderfully ironic that hundreds of years later when Ian Fleming created James Bond, he gave Bond the same code name.   (source)
  • I chose intelligence—I naively thought I'd end up like James Bond.   (source)
  • What really happened was like something out of a James Bond movie.   (source)
  • At this point, I was ready for almost anything—some kind of James Bond villain's high-tech lair seemed appropriate.   (source)
  • When James Bond started popping up on the trendsetter radar, Lambesis hired the director of the James Bond movies to film a series of commercials, all of which featured Airwalk-clad characters making wild escapes from faceless villains.   (source)
  • I'd imagine I was James Bond meeting beautiful older women at the roulette tables and walking arm in arm up to their rooms where something dangerously exotic might happen.   (source)
  • The place feels like the set of an early James Bond movie, with men in jumpsuits driving little electric vans from one brightly lit cavern to another.   (source)
  • The topics range in subject matter from a Chairman Mao biography to James Bond novels.   (source)
  • But what's with the James Bond spy stuff ?   (source)
  • Stealing a sheet cake from the dining hall became an operation worthy of James Bond.   (source)
  • And the romance— tales of kings and priest hunters, Cromwellians and James Bond.   (source)
  • Then there was that one time you and I, Mark, hopped the commuter train to catch that James Bond flick.   (source)
  • They felt this subcutaneous aching to let everyone know they were a spook, they couldn't help it, it was like some charge or vanity of the culture, a la James Bond and Maxwell Smart.   (source)
  • She said she was surrounded by Tarzans and Robin Hoods and James Bonds.   (source)
  • Which I understand is the plot of the next James Bond thriller in which the villain is short, bald and wears a goatee.   (source)
  • ' 'How James Bond Destroyed My Husband, by Mrs. Ian Fleming.   (source)
  • Knowing that Mr. Radley's word was his bond, the judge was glad to do so.   (source)
    bond = trustworthy binding agreement
  • I bought a box set of James Bond movies, some Clint Eastwood, John Wayne—I love John Wayne.   (source)
    bond = fictitious spy in movies
  • Maureen hums the Bond theme song (I think), and Rose makes a gun with her fingers.   (source)
    bond = a last name
  • Live Another Sol would be an awesome name for a James Bond movie. checked up on the rover.   (source)
    bond = fictitious spy in movies
  • Would James Bond collect unemployment while also working?   (source)
  • "Six years in England," I muttered, "and she thinks she's James Bond."   (source)
  • We were able to definitively determine that Pierce Brosnan was the skinniest James Bond, Sean Connery the hairiest, and Roger Moore the most tan.   (source)
  • After seeing this movie, the character of James Bond became etched in my mind, much in the same way as Superman had years earlier.   (source)
  • Once there I parked my bike and watched James Bond three times in a row before sneaking into the other shows.   (source)
  • ...so Lilly and I made this huge vat of popcorn smothered in butter and climbed into her parents' giant canopy bed and watched all the James Bond movies in a row.   (source)
  • In later years, I sometimes wondered exactly what made Jem do it, what made him break the bonds of "You just be a gentleman, son," and the phase of self-conscious rectitude he had recently entered.   (source)
    bonds = constraints
  • Paul's parents had a 16mm camera, so Paul decided to make a James Bond-style movie, casting me as the lead actor.   (source)
    bond = fictitious spy in movies
  • Then Michael sat down to watch the movies with us, and in the interest of science, Lilly asked him which Bond girls were most attractive to him, the blonds who always needed James Bond to rescue them or the brunettes who were always pulling guns on him, and Michael said he couldn't resist a girl with a weapon, which got us started on his two favorite TV shows of all time, Xena: Warrior Princess and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.   (source)
  • None of the James Bonds took off their shirts enough for us to decide who had the best chest, but I think probably Timothy Dalton.   (source)
  • While Larry gazed at the girls in bikinis, I fidgeted in my seat, waiting impatiently for James Bond to make his next narrow escape from death while at the same time saving the world from doom.   (source)
  • Before a new James Bond movie or a sequel to a film like Jaws came out, a film company would hire Dresner to summarize the plot and then ask people whether they wanted to see the movie.   (source)
  • But now I know that just because a guy sounds like James Bond doesn't mean he's necessarily going to ACT like him.   (source)
  • Kennedy is a man fond of spy novels—James Bond is a personal favorite—and enchanted by the cloak-and-dagger world of undercover agents.   (source)
  • "My room doesn't have no James Bond in no …. thong."   (source)
  • What not-on-drugs Greg would have said: "Yeah, Earl prefers his James Bond posters naked."   (source)
  • This was a line from Hello, Good-Die, our James Bond parody in which everyone is actually a sock puppet.   (source)
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