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  • I am bound and determined to get into a good college.
    bound = headed (going toward that place--in this case, preparing and planning to go to college)
  • The movie is called Homeward Bound.
    bound = travelling to that location (in this case, home)
  • The earth-bound asteroid is thought to have a 1 in 300 chance of hitting our planet in the year 2880.
    bound = travelling to that location (in this case, earth)
  • The car broke down in an east-bound lane of the highway 10.
    bound = traveling (in that direction)
  • She's a geek like Seven, smart enough for Harvard but Howard bound, and real sweet.   (source)
    bound = heading to (a specific location)
  • Some years Grandpa would look out over the small, frightened herd bound for the meat grinder, at the young stallions pacing, coming to terms with their first captivity, and a hunger would appear in his eyes.   (source)
    bound = heading (traveling to a specific location)
  • So he waited until a bathroom-bound girl did it for him.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • Judging by the heavy winter gear, Louie thought that they were bound for Alaska's Aleutian Islands, which had been invaded by the Japanese months before.   (source)
    bound = heading (traveling to a specific location)
  • I couldn't see, because we were stuck behind a swaying farm truck top-heavy with crates of white geese, bound no doubt for market.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • The monster was bound to Crete, and whatever would be done, Crete must guide me.   (source)
    bound = traveling
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  • I am John Holbrook, bound for Wethersfield, which I learn is your destination as well.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • Which was in no way characteristic of his age or time, where animals featured mainly dead, in sumptuous trophy pieces, limp hares and fish and fowl, heaped high and bound for table?   (source)
    bound = heading
  • But pretty soon they be bound for overseas.   (source)
    bound = traveling toward
  • A heavy black volume, amateurishly bound, with no name or title on the cover.   (source)
    bound = covered and physically held together
  • As the Savage stepped out of his taxicopter a convoy of gaily-coloured aerial hearses rose whirring from the roof and darted away across the Park, westwards, bound for the Slough Crematorium.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • A rumour is going round that there may be peace, but the other story is more likely—that we are bound for Russia.   (source)
    bound = to travel to a specific location
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = heading
  • [of Kotick the seal] That very minute he turned north, swimming steadily, and as he went on he met scores of his mates, all bound for the same place, and they said: "Greeting, Kotick!"   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • "Wher' you bound for, young man?"   (source)
    bound = heading (traveling to a specific location)
  • …the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.   (source)
    bound = traveling
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • The blue Mediterranean appeared, and by a strange chance, I saw the fiend enter by night and hide himself in a vessel bound for the Black Sea.   (source)
  • The Naoetsu-bound men climbed aboard a truck, which bore them into Tokyo.   (source)
    bound = heading (traveling to a specific location)
  • "Come time to use it I'll be bound for Barbados," replied Nat briskly.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a particular location)
  • At 10:05 that morning, police saw Shizuka climb aboard a train bound for the Shinjuku district.   (source)
    bound = heading (traveling to a specific location)
  • The owner had already departed for the train station, bound for Philadelphia.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • The crew was bound for Oahu's Hickam Field, where the war had begun for America eleven months before, and where it would soon begin for them.   (source)
    bound = heading (traveling to a specific location)
  • They were bound for Arlington Park, just outside Chicago, in hopes that they would find some peace there.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • In mid-November Smith loaded Seabiscuit and the rest of his stable, blanketed in red and white stable colors, into three cars of a train bound for California.   (source)
  • There we find that only one Black Sea bound ship go out with the tide.   (source)
    bound = traveling to (a place)
  • We go off now to find what ship, and whither bound.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a particular location)
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = traveling in a particular direction
  • 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.   (source)
  • Dr. Van Helsing described what steps were taken during the day to discover on what boat and whither bound Count Dracula made his escape.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a particular location)
  • If he be not at the place whither he is bound, he can only change himself at noon or at exact sunrise or sunset.   (source)
    bound = traveling to
  • "Before I come on board your vessel," said he, "will you have the kindness to inform me whither you are bound?"   (source)
    bound = traveling
  • To England, therefore, I was bound, and it was understood that my union with Elizabeth should take place immediately on my return.   (source)
  • Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by such slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity or ruin.   (source)
  • We took our passage on board a vessel bound for Havre-de-Grace and sailed with a fair wind from the Irish shores.   (source)
    bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • The Italian had mentioned the name of the spot for which they were bound, and after her death the woman of the house in which they had lived took care that Safie should arrive in safety at the cottage of her lover.   (source)
    bound = traveling
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  • Her rudeness is bound to get her in trouble.
    bound = almost certain
  • One of them's bound to get hurt,   (source)
    bound = certain
  • An idiot like you is bound to trip over or run into something.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • That's also why we rarely say thank you, manana, because we believe a Pashtun will never forget a good deed and is bound to reciprocate at some point, just as he will a bad one.   (source)
    bound = certain
  • A meal presided over by just Effie and Haymitch is bound to be a disaster.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • His parents must be pulling their hair out, Officer Delinko thought, but the kid's bound to turn up safe.   (source)
  • Snape said it was in a book called Moste Potente Potions and it's bound to be in the Restricted Section of the library.   (source)
  • If you ingest too much swainsonine, you are bound to starve, no matter how much food you put into your stomach.   (source)
    bound = certain
  • It wasn't Johnny's fault Bob was a booze-hound and Cherry went for boys who were bound for trouble.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • I was the brooding type, she said; it was bound to come out somehow.   (source)
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  • America, you call me by my name so often, it was bound to slip out.   (source)
  • There is bound to be a certain resentment about his having killed that boy—that boy in particular, I mean.   (source)
  • I thought any prank was bound to fall flat here.   (source)
  • It was bound to happen eventually.   (source)
    bound = almost certain to
  • Here or there, that's bound to occur.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • There is a murdering witch among us, bound to keep herself in the dark.   (source)
    bound = almost certain to
  • Cheer up, keep your spirits high, things are bound to get better!   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • And if this fight is long, he's bound to win.   (source)
    bound = almost certain to
  • Someday, someone had been bound to make the connection.   (source)
  • She bound to live her life and be herself no matter what.   (source)
    bound = is determined, or is almost certain
  • He's bound to come out in the wash.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • Someone was bound to make a public accusation of wrongdoing.   (source)
    bound = almost certain to
  • If she takes the witness stand, which she's bound to do, she becomes fair game.   (source)
    bound = certain
  • But even in the remotest mountain range, you're bound to have casualties.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • Any kind of organized revolt against the Party, which was bound to be a failure, struck her as stupid.   (source)
    bound = certain
  • Armstrong said: "I thought he was following me…. Of course, he'd be bound to go slower than we did."   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.   (source)
  • Jimmy was bound to get ahead.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 'Trains keep to the left like carriages,' said Peter, 'so if we keep to the right, we're bound to see them coming.'   (source)
  • If he was bound to have it so, I couldn't help it.   (source)
    bound = determined
  • The Death Eaters know Ron's with you now, they're bound to target the family —   (source)
    bound = almost certain to
  • They were bound to need another bucket soon.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • You know, everybody bound to git some of that sooner or later.   (source)
  • You know how greedy they are, they're bound to eat them.   (source)
  • If too slowly, a man was bound to appear.   (source)
    bound = almost certain to
  • I woke up this morning bound to tell Corrine and Samuel everything.   (source)
    bound = determined
  • Sooner or later he was bound to do something unpleasant, as he'd often done in the Bible.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • They are so strong they're bound to win the war in the end, is that what you mean?   (source)
  • The chimney hasn't been swept in ages, so the room is bound to fill with smoke.   (source)
  • He was bound to be, according to his lights.   (source)
    bound = certain
  • They were bound to notice something.   (source)
    bound = almost certain to
  • —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.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • Something was bound to pop off.   (source)
  • Again and again I ran against the same dead end, Hobie walking in befuddled, as he was bound to do in an hour or two, looking around the store: "Where's Popper?"   (source)
  • "The boy is crazy," he muttered, although he conceded that with six kids, something like this was bound to happen.   (source)
  • Natural to want a bit more once you've had that first taste — and I blame myself for giving you that, because 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.   (source)
  • If you wait to find God in church, Celie, she say, that's who is bound to show up, cause that's where he live.   (source)
  • There was bound to be something coming along, some artificial fabric that would put silk right out of business, and cotton to a large extent as well.   (source)
  • You'd better hurry if you want to catch a husband or fall in love, since everything is bound to be a disappointment to you.   (source)
  • He talked about the war, saying that Russia and England were bound to go to war against each other, and about the Jews.   (source)
  • He had his other hand in his pocket: this place, he said, was bound to be crawling with light-fingered thieves.   (source)
  • The second question about the invasion was bound to arise: what should we do if the Germans evacuate Amsterdam?   (source)
  • Someone would be bound to trip over it.   (source)
  • There're bound to be complaints.   (source)
  • They leap onto these young men and suck out their essence, and turn them into obedient zombies, bound to satisfy the nude dead women's unnatural cravings on demand.   (source)
  • Her only chance is to go on as if everything is proceeding normally, meanwhile keeping an eye on the flat blue sky, watching out for the large crack that is bound to appear in it eventually.   (source)
    bound = certain
  • If I don't have anything to smoke, I get sick, then I need to eat meat, life becomes unbearable, nothing's good enough, and there's bound to be a flaming row.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • Richard told Laura if she talked about it to anyone else, especially anyone at her school, he would be bound to hear about it and would consider it a personal affront, as well as an attempt at sabotage.   (source)
    bound = certain
  • We don't dare open our mouths at mealtime (except to slip in a bite of food), because no matter what we say, someone is bound to resent it or take it the wrong way.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • Three, four or five times a day there's bound to be someone waiting outside the bathroom door, hopping impatiently from one foot to another, trying to hold it in and barely managing.   (source)
  • Everyone expects me to apologize, but this is not something I can apologize for, because I told the truth, and sooner or later Mother was bound to find out anyway.   (source)
  • Three well-dressed lawyers from out of town strutting through the courthouse on a dull Wednesday morning were bound to attract attention, which didn't seem to bother them at all.   (source)
    bound = certain
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = almost certain to
  • You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • With the tip of his finger he picked up an identifiable grain of whitish dust and deposited it on the corner of the cover, where it was bound to be shaken off if the book was moved.   (source)
    bound = certain
  • Meanwhile no Inner Party member wavers for an instant in his mystical belief that the war is real, and that it is bound to end victoriously, with Oceania the undisputed master of the entire world.   (source)
  • If he had known where she lived, and at what time she left work, he could have contrived to meet her somewhere on her way home; but to try to follow her home was not safe, because it would mean loitering about outside the Ministry, which was bound to be noticed.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • It conflicted with the tendency towards mechanization which had become quasi-instinctive throughout almost the whole world, and moreover, any country which remained industrially backward was helpless in a military sense and was bound to be dominated, directly or indirectly, by its more advanced rivals.   (source)
    bound = certain
  • If you don't hitch on to one tooth, you're bound to on another, ain't you?   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  • 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."   (source)
    bound = determined
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
  •   "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--"   (source)
    bound = certain
  • In a peculiar sense I'm the first woman you've ever been really aware of—in this way. ... You're bound to think you're in love with me.   (source)
    bound = almost certain
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  • The prisoner was gagged and bound.
    bound = tied up
  • 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.
    bounded = wrapped or held together
  • The bail of straw is bound with two wires.
    bound = held together
  • The wall was built with primitive straw-bound bricks.
    bound = held together (the straw helps hold the bricks together)
  • Unlike pledged delegates, bound delegates are legally required to vote for the candidate they were elected to represent.
    bound = obligated (required to act in a certain way)
  • She is duty bound to try to help us.
    bound = required (by a job or other responsibility)
  • Shipping in that area is ice-bound this time of year.
    bound = prevented (because there is so much ice)
  • We are bound by treaty to come to their defense if they are invaded.
    bound = required
  • The new president said she is not bound by her predecessor's policy.
    bound = obligated (required to do follow)
  • The pieces of bread are moistened and bound together with eggs and a small amount of flour.
    bound = held together
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  • The suspect sat in the cell with her wrists bound by rope.
    bound = tied together
  • In my account, history did not set Mormons apart from the rest of the human family; it bound them to it.   (source)
    bound = connected
  • She was under Your care and You are bound to give her back.   (source)
    bound = obligated
  • The packet was wrapped in slippery, greenish material and bound up with a strap.   (source)
    bound = tied
  • What had happened in that room with Assef had irrevocably bound us.   (source)
    bound = connected emotionally
  • At home that night, Mom cleaned out a suitcase she'd used for her collection of dancing shoes, and I filled it with my clothes and my bound copies of The Maroon Wave.   (source)
    bound = covered and held together like a book (using binding or glue)
  • Apparently Lev is no longer a boy bound by rules.   (source)
    bound = constrained (limited in actions that can be taken)
  • With every day that passed without rescue, the prospects for raft-bound men worsened dramatically.   (source)
    bound = tied (unable to separate)
  • Dobby is a house-elf -- bound to serve one house and one family forever.   (source)
    bound = obligated (required)
  • I stand in awe of my body, this matter to which I am bound has become so strange to me.   (source)
    bound = connected
  • What is bound will be unbound. What is cast down will be lifted up. This is the promise of Our Lady.   (source)
    bound = tied up
  • Madame Hoo served in a tight-fitting silk gown slit high up her thigh, a costume as old-fashioned and impractical as bound feet.   (source)
    bound = wrapped
  • The leather-bound books were still in the library, but I had a feeling that they might not be there much longer.   (source)
  • I went to the cave and found the old stick Telegonus had been using as a spear. Still trembling a little, my hands unwound the cord that bound the knife to its end.   (source)
    bound = tied
  • ...bound in chains and left to die in the basement...   (source)
    bound = tied up
  • We reminded them of what peace was like, of lives which were not bound up with destruction.   (source)
    bound = tied together
  • Then she saw what she had never seen before: her mother bound by Redd's carnivorous roses, Redd cutting off Genevieve's head with a single swing of the scarlet energy bolt.   (source)
    bound = tied up
  • He'd risen through NASA's ranks as fast as one could in the large, inertia-bound organization.   (source)
    bound = tied (in this case, the organization's direction is tied to inertia)
  • He bound himself together with his will, fused his fear and loathing into a hatred, and stood up.   (source)
    bound = held together
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = connected or obligated
  • Men posing as German police bound and gagged the guards and managed to destroy some important documents.   (source)
    bound = tied up
  • The I.F. could do it, even if the American government was constitutionally bound not to.   (source)
    bound = required
  • Some hideous story too about Platt and a belt, an attic room in some country house, bound hands, a makeshift noose: ugliness.   (source)
    bound = tied
  • Men and women move about, duty-bound, ignoring him for the most part as they disappear around corners and into entryways.   (source)
    bound = obligated (busy)
  • What bound her to them?   (source)
    bound = tied
  • It was bound in dark green leather, cracked now after decades of aging and neglect.   (source)
    bound = wrapped
  • Leather-bound books.   (source)
  • In the last truck he could see an aged man, his face a mass of grizzled hair, standing upright with wrists crossed in front of him, as though he were used to having them bound together.   (source)
    bound = tied
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = connected (each influences the other)
  • On the table under the window lay a massive volume bound in limp black leather-surrogate, and stamped with large golden T's.   (source)
    bound = held together and wrapped
  • This dead man is bound up with my life,   (source)
    bound = connected or tied
  • We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-colored space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end.   (source)
    bound = connected or united
  • By and by he bound up my wound, and sent me downstairs to get a glass of wine for myself.   (source)
    bound = wrapped (with a bandage)
  • Kala Nag stood ten fair feet at the shoulders, and his tusks had been cut off short at five feet, and bound round the ends, to prevent them splitting, with bands of copper;   (source)
    bound = wrapped or tied
  • 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;   (source)
    bound = tied together
  • The chain that bound her here was of iron links, and galling to her inmost soul, but could never be broken.   (source)
    bound = tied
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = wrapped
  • Our circle will be small but bound close by the ties of affection and mutual misfortune.   (source)
    bound = tied together
  • Her hair was bound back in a single knot.
    bound = wrapped or held together
  • Bound by strong vows that had never been pronounced, obedient to laws that had long since ceased to run, he sat averted and in silence.   (source)
    bound = required
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = connected
  • Say, I reckon your father's poor, and I'm bound to say he's in pretty hard luck.   (source)
    bound = required (feel this must be said even if it makes others uncomfortable)
  • I laughed, it was not a very cheerful laugh, I am bound to say, as I motioned him to keep it.   (source)
    bound = required
  • My future hopes and prospects are entirely bound up in the expectation of our union.   (source)
    bound = connected or tied
  • If I was to stop half-a-crown for it, you'd think yourself ill-used, I'll be bound?   (source)
    bound = tied
  • Then ten or twelve men, each with an iron-bound club three or four feet long, came up, and Kerick pointed out one or two of the drove that were bitten by their companions or too hot, and the men kicked those aside with their heavy boots made of the skin of a walrus's throat, and then Kerick said, "Let go!" and then the men clubbed the seals on the head as fast as they could.   (source)
    bound = wrapped
  • It was the most astonishing speech I ever heard—and I'm bound to say Tom Sawyer fell considerable in my estimation.   (source)
    bound = required (feel this must be said even if it makes others uncomfortable)
  • On the far side of the house I found him pressed close against the old iron-bound oak door of the chapel.   (source)
    bound = wrapped
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = held together
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = wrapped
  • 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.   (source)
  • It wore a tunic of the purest white; and round its waist was bound a lustrous belt, the sheen of which was beautiful.   (source)
  • Here the pale clergyman piled up his library, rich with parchment-bound folios of the Fathers, and the lore of Rabbis, and monkish erudition, of which the Protestant divines, even while they vilified and decried that class of writers, were yet constrained often to avail themselves.   (source)
    bound = connected or tied
  • 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.   (source)
    bound = to be constrained in some way -- such as tied up, prevented, required, or obligated
  • When it had said these words, the spectre took its wrapper from the table, and bound it round its head, as before.   (source)
    bound = wrapped
  • He wished to know how I dared go out of the city without asking his permission. I told him I hired my time and while I paid him the price which he asked for it, I did not know that I was bound to ask him when and where I should go.   (source)
    bound = to be constrained in some way -- such as tied up, prevented, required, or obligated
  • At any moment, by an effort of his will, he could discern substances through their misty lack of substance, and convince himself that they were not solid in their nature, like yonder table of carved oak, or that big, square, leather-bound and brazen-clasped volume of divinity.   (source)
    bound = connected or tied
  • Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.   (source)
  • But I was restrained, when I thought of the heroic and suffering Elizabeth, whom I tenderly loved, and whose existence was bound up in mine.   (source)
  • "Oh! captive, bound, and double-ironed," cried the phantom, "not to know, that ages of incessant labour by immortal creatures, for this earth must pass into eternity before the good of which it is susceptible is all developed."   (source)
    bound = tied
  • In a fit of enthusiastic madness I created a rational creature and was bound towards him to assure, as far as was in my power, his happiness and well-being.   (source)
    bound = obligated (required by honor)
  • Though he looked the phantom through and through, and saw it standing before him; though he felt the chilling influence of its death-cold eyes; and marked the very texture of the folded kerchief bound about its head and chin, which wrapper he had not observed before; he was still incredulous, and fought against his senses.   (source)
    bound = wrapped
  • Nay, you may have met with another whom you may love; and considering yourself as bound in honour to Elizabeth, this struggle may occasion the poignant misery which you appear to feel.   (source)
    bound = obligated (committed)
  • I was bound by a solemn promise which I had not yet fulfilled and dared not break, or if I did, what manifold miseries might not impend over me and my devoted family!   (source)
  • But the old man decidedly refused, thinking himself bound in honour to my friend, who, when he found the father inexorable, quitted his country, nor returned until he heard that his former mistress was married according to her inclinations.   (source)
  • You have travelled; you have spent several years of your life at Ingolstadt; and I confess to you, my friend, that when I saw you last autumn so unhappy, flying to solitude from the society of every creature, I could not help supposing that you might regret our connection and believe yourself bound in honour to fulfil the wishes of your parents, although they opposed themselves to your inclinations.   (source)
    bound = required
  • What is bound will be unbound.   (source)
    unbound = untied
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unbound means not and reverses the meaning of bound. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  •   Find written in the margin of his eyes.
      This precious book of love, this unbound lover,   (source)
    unbound = unconstrained
  •   Was ever book containing such vile matter
      So fairly bound?   (source)
    bound = wrapped
  • I am not bound to please thee with my answer.   (source)
    bound = required
  • This is the man, this is Antonio,
    To whom I am so infinitely bound.   (source)
    bound = connected or tied
  •   Now, afore God, this reverend holy friar,
      All our whole city is much bound to him.   (source)
    bound = obligated
  •   Not mad, but bound more than a madman is,
      Shut up in prison,   (source)
    bound = constrained
  • But Montague is bound as well as I,   (source)
    bound = constrained by an oath
  •   I am too sore enpierced with his shaft
      To soar with his light feathers; and so bound,
      I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe.
      Under love's heavy burden do I sink.   (source)
    bound = constrained
  • Folio bins were a common means of storing unbound pages.†   (source)
  • Her arms and legs had been unbound, but they were weak.†   (source)
  • She wore a tunic and pants, and her hair was unbound.†   (source)
  • Her long auburn hair tumbled unbound across bare white shoulders and down her back.†   (source)
  • The suitcases are unlocked and, unbound and all the gifts are unearthed, admired, tried on for size.†   (source)
  • They unbound the feet of the fated ones and picked up brooms to sweep away the useless charms.†   (source)
  • She swallowed, and tucked a strand of her unbound hair behind an ear.†   (source)
  • Her hair was unbound and matted, and then I saw that her neck was clotted with flies.†   (source)
  • "No," she said, sweeping her unbound hair over a shoulder.†   (source)
  • Unbound, her soft brown hair tumbled over her white shoulders and down her back almost to her waist.†   (source)
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  • The first scholar said it was between 100 and 200 C.E., but the second scholar suggested a lower bound.
    bound = limit (in this case, a time before 100 A.D.)
  • The ranch is bound to the east by a river.
    bound = has a boundary
  • Our love knows no bounds.
    bounds = boundaries (saying it is limitless)
  • Her behavior was out of bounds.
    bounds = beyond the limits of what is acceptable
  • Investigators, gathering affidavits on war criminals, sat by as men told of abuses and atrocities that pushed the bounds of believability.   (source)
    bounds = limits or boundaries
  • I cannot take away that hunger, but I may set bounds upon it.   (source)
    bounds = boundaries
  • Ahead of them was a small apple orchard bounded by a stone wall, and beyond this the woods through which they had walked that afternoon.   (source)
    bounded = surrounded
  • The beach was hours away by bicycle, forbidden, completely out of all bounds.   (source)
    bounds = boundaries or limits
  • On the north the view was bounded by the long chalk ridge of the Hog's Back, from behind whose eastern extremity rose the towers of the seven skyscrapers which constituted Guildford.   (source)
    bounded = limited (stopped)
  • 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.   (source)
    bounded = limited (stops at)
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  • Pray do not take us as exceeding the bounds of business courtesy in pressing you in all ways to use the utmost expedition.   (source)
    bounds = limits
  • Shere Khan was always crossing his path in the jungle, for as Akela grew older and feebler the lame tiger had come to be great friends with the younger wolves of the Pack, who followed him for scraps, a thing Akela would never have allowed if he had dared to push his authority to the proper bounds.   (source)
    bounds = limits (or boundaries)
  • Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.   (source)
    bounds = boundaries
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The basketball rolled out of bounds.†   (source)
  • When they finally did, one of them wiped out Henry D. on the wing and then kicked the ball out of bounds.†   (source)
  • Eleanor took a few steps back, out of bounds, and waited for Mrs. Burt to blow the whistle.†   (source)
  • I couldn't juke him without going out of bounds, and I couldn't cut back without taking myself into the range of more tacklers.†   (source)
  • While, ordinarily, anything connected to a mosque would have been out of bounds, the sniper's presence made it a legitimate target.†   (source)
  • Cursing was out of bounds.†   (source)
  • His replacement was a fellow named Mike Moroski, so obscure that any question concerning his NFL career would be considered out of bounds in a game of Trivial Pursuit.†   (source)
  • Things that had been out of bounds so far, obscured by history's blinkers.†   (source)
  • You too lazy to get it before it goes out of bounds?†   (source)
  • You know that route was out of bounds.†   (source)
  • Maybe this was one of those times when I needed to step out of bounds.†   (source)
  • Once manual labor ended, I had much more time for reading, but the books I had been using were now out-of-bounds.†   (source)
  • He sees how he's stepped way out of bounds and tries to bring it off as a joke by giggling and adding, "You know, like 'He Who Marches Out Of Step Hears Another Drum' "-but it's too late.†   (source)
  • At the next lull, when the ball went out of bounds, Zubaid was set upon by his teammates as though he'd scored the winning goal.†   (source)
  • Perhaps because it was out of bounds, the coal shed was Mundin's and my favorite place to scout for Indians.†   (source)
  • I hadn't been down into the Dorms (which were "out of bounds" for A&Os).†   (source)
  • Depressed, I put my pillow over my head forgetting tears were out of bounds and let myself cry.†   (source)
  • Only Sumner seemed out of bounds, cruising in his golf cart wherever he pleased, keeping the peace and dodging the crowds.†   (source)
  • The question was far out-of-bounds, but at the moment it didn't seem so.†   (source)
  • Their relationship was built on friendship, and in matters of friendship he was boundlessly loyal.†   (source)
  • By the man's intense red face, I knew I had, once again, stepped out of bounds.†   (source)
  • You're out of bounds here," said Anne angrily.†   (source)
  • The danger in calling a running play in that situation, of course, is that the clock would continue to run unless we got the ball out-of-bounds.†   (source)
  • For the first time in too long for him to remember, he wanted to give, unheedingly, boundlessly.†   (source)
  • Without saying a word Suzanne and Eleanor let her know she was out of bounds.†   (source)
  • I watched it roll past the other foul line, slowly now, until it crossed the out-of-bounds line and stopped.†   (source)
  • They're out of bounds.†   (source)
  • A direct or personal question is out of bounds.†   (source)
  • The Guild's just ruled Monarch out of bounds for me.†   (source)
  • Why was he rejoiced beyond all bounds to see them!   (source)
    bounds = limits
  • When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation.   (source)
  • The lawn, bounded on each side by a high wall, contained beyond the first planted area a bowling-green, and beyond the bowling-green a long terrace walk, backed by iron palisades, and commanding a view over them into the tops of the trees of the wilderness immediately adjoining.   (source)
    bounded = bordered
  • In this spirit he began the attack, and by animated perseverance had soon re-established the sort of familiar intercourse, of gallantry, of flirtation, which bounded his views; but in triumphing over the discretion which, though beginning in anger, might have saved them both, he had put himself in the power of feelings on her side more strong than he had supposed.   (source)
    bounded = limited
  • My rage was without bounds; I sprang on him, impelled by all the feelings which can arm one being against the existence of another.   (source)
    bounds = limits
  • I thought of pursuing the devil; but it would have been in vain, for another flash discovered him to me hanging among the rocks of the nearly perpendicular ascent of Mont Saleve, a hill that bounds Plainpalais on the south.   (source)
    bounds = is a boundary with
  • As the night advanced, a fierce wind arose from the woods and quickly dispersed the clouds that had loitered in the heavens; the blast tore along like a mighty avalanche and produced a kind of insanity in my spirits that burst all bounds of reason and reflection.   (source)
    bounds = limits
  • I saw plainly that he was surprised, but he never attempted to draw my secret from me; and although I loved him with a mixture of affection and reverence that knew no bounds, yet I could never persuade myself to confide in him that event which was so often present to my recollection, but which I feared the detail to another would only impress more deeply.   (source)
  • You, Potter, and Weasley are out-of-bounds, in the company of a convicted murderer and a werewolf.†   (source)
  • They threw a long pass that went out of bounds and we got the ball.†   (source)
  • I'm waiting for your letter giving me your word you won't stray out-of-bounds again.†   (source)
  • Fifteen yards later, somebody pushed me out of bounds.†   (source)
  • He liked neatness, which meant our St. Albans house was out of bounds for him.†   (source)
  • Fortunately, her anger sends the ball clear out of bounds.†   (source)
  • I missed the next shot, and the wino got the ball from where it had bounced out of bounds.†   (source)
  • The ball shot past him, though, and promptly rolled out of bounds.†   (source)
  • She sensed an expanse of freedom before her, and the boundlessness of it excited her.†   (source)
  • When I did it, he slapped the ball away, but I got it back before it went out of bounds.†   (source)
  • The ball froze, but Muamer tumbled out of bounds, face-first in the murky puddle.†   (source)
  • "How much of the money is in cash?" she asked timidly, as if she might be out-of-bounds.†   (source)
  • One more time: either throw a touchdown pass or throw it out of bounds.†   (source)
  • She turned to me, serious: "You're not allowed down there, it's out of bounds for you.†   (source)
  • That's out of bounds for any civilized person!†   (source)
  • Only Muamer wasn't there to receive the pass, and the ball rolled out of bounds.†   (source)
  • He had his hands up, but I just stepped out of bounds and waited for the ball.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We're not out of bounds; I specifically asked Professor Flitwick whether students were allowed to come in the Hog's Head, and he said yes, but he advised me strongly to bring our own glasses.†   (source)
  • The Briarcrest fullback got as far as the one-yard line before he was pushed out of bounds, by the man Michael should have blocked.†   (source)
  • I suppose part of the reason I liked the path so much was because I was never sure if it was out of bounds.†   (source)
  • The classrooms were all officially "out of bounds" in the evenings, as were the areas behind the sheds and the pavilion.†   (source)
  • Sirius "Who's he, to lecture me about being out-of-bounds?" said Harry in mild indignation as he folded up Sirius's letter and put it inside his robes.†   (source)
  • He looked down at his watch and was shocked to see it was already ten past nine, which meant they needed to get back to their common rooms immediately or risk being caught and punished by Filch for being out of bounds.†   (source)
  • He continued, "As ever, I would like to remind you all that the forest on the grounds is out-of-bounds to students, as is the village of Hogsmeade to all below third year.†   (source)
  • I'd referred, just in passing, to the fact that at Hailsham, the short-cut down to the pond through the rhubarb patch was out of bounds.†   (source)
  • We'd spent the entire first part of the summer talking about nothing but him, it seemed, and now he was out of bounds, forbidden.†   (source)
  • I lay on my back, out of bounds, where the collision with the VMI forward had knocked me and stared straight up into the ceiling lights.†   (source)
  • He said outside was out-of-bounds.†   (source)
  • Then he opened the bridge window and threw down a soccer ball that bounced from bulkhead to bulkhead, and, even before it stopped bouncing, two teams had formed, and the River Guard played a triple-fast game with no out-of-bounds and many soldiers bloodying themselves as they hit the walls.†   (source)
  • I was, of course, out of bounds and also breaking the prohibition against inmates touching each other.†   (source)
  • I actually stiff-armed him all the way out of bounds, and the officiating crew called it a personal foul on him.†   (source)
  • I retrieved the ball out of bounds, flipped it to Johnny, moved up court, and saw the first play break down as Doug found himself trapped and surrounded in the corner as I ran toward him.†   (source)
  • Then Ox threw the ball out of bounds.†   (source)
  • Out of bounds and out of my life.†   (source)
  • Bien floated the ball toward the center of the field, but a Blue Springs player volleyed it back toward him and out of bounds.†   (source)
  • I had been caught out of bounds in A Dorm by a renegade, off-duty Mr. Finn, who turned up out of the blue on a night he wasn't even working and wrote shots for me and seven other out-of-bounds women, lining us up outside his office.†   (source)
  • "Asia, you're out of bounds!†   (source)
  • During a lull when the ball rolled out of bounds, Qendrim summoned the defense for a quick conference in front of the Fugees' goal.†   (source)
  • When the ball sailed out of bounds, Qendrim found himself side by side with the player who had been stalling earlier for Blue Springs.†   (source)
  • I had been caught out of bounds in A Dorm by a renegade, off-duty Mr. Finn, who turned up out of the blue on a night he wasn't even working and wrote shots for me and seven other out-of-bounds women, lining us up outside his office.†   (source)
  • My out-of-bounds infraction was a minor one, a 300-series shot, along the same lines of refusing to obey a direct order, participating in an unauthorized meeting or gathering, failing to stand for count, giving or accepting anything of value to or from another inmate, possession of nonhazardous contraband; and indecent exposure.†   (source)
  • There were no throw-ins in the informal games kids played in the parking lots around Clarkston, because there was no real out-of-bounds; when the ball drifted away, someone just chased it down and kicked it back into play.†   (source)
  • After all, as you well know, Nathan is boundlessly bright, maybe a genius.†   (source)
  • How dare you go out of bounds and put us all to this anxiety?†   (source)
  • Mitch: Just give me a slap whenever I step out of bounds.†   (source)
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  • The company is growing by leaps and bounds.
    bounds = jumps

    (This expression means that the company is growing very rapidly.)
  • The dog jumped the fence in a single bound.
    bound = leap
  • The deer bounded across the trail and into the woods.
    bounded = leaped (jumped)
  • …and a number of people who thought they were right young and spry have noticed that they can't bound up a flight of stairs like they used to, without their heart fluttering a little….   (source)
    bound = leap
  • A hole opens in the plain and as if on cue, the remaining mutts bound into it, disappearing as the earth closes above them.   (source)
    bound = leap or jump
  • The dog bounded after him, barking, then caught up with him and snapped at his legs.   (source)
    bounded = moved quickly
  • Roy saw a big pointy-eared dog, probably a German shepherd, bound off somebody's porch and go for the boy.   (source)
    bound = leap
  • Once the planes had passed, the Bird would bound in, ordering the Americans outside.   (source)
    bound = move quickly
  • "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.   (source)
    bounded = leaped or ran
  • Mr. Birkway bounded around the room as if the opportunity to teach us was his notion of paradise.   (source)
    bounded = moved quickly
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  • The larger ones [rabbits] sometimes sat until he was quite close, then bounded and jerked two or three steps before freezing again.   (source)
    bounded = jumped or leaped
  • Turtle bounded up. "Let me out of here: a person can't breathe in this closet."   (source)
  • Everyone turned as Stacey bounded down the steps.   (source)
    bounded = moved quickly
  • When I came in, he bounded up from his chair like a halfback breaking out of a huddle.   (source)
    bounded = leaped
  • We bounded down the sidewalk on a spree of sheer relief, leaping and howling.   (source)
    bounded = moved quickly (with leaping strides)
  • He landed with a thud worthy of his girth, and with a single bound the Wig-Beast was beside him, lifting him to his feet, holding him upright with one wiggy limb and slapping him with the other.   (source)
    bound = leap
  • She whirled back to see Nat bounding over the rail.   (source)
    bounding = leaping
  • Then there was a creature bounding along the pig track toward him, with tusks gleaming and an intimidating grunt.   (source)
    bounding = running/leaping
  • Pim bounded up the stairs, while Peter went to warn Dussel, who finally presented himself upstairs, though not without kicking up a fuss and making a lot of noise.   (source)
    bounded = moved quickly (with leaping strides)
  • "Oh, yes," she shrieks, bounding out of the car.   (source)
    bounding = leaping
  • His heart bounded violently.   (source)
    bounded = jumped
  • Lenina bounded forward.   (source)
    bounded = moved quickly
  • I am almost in, there is a rising screech, I bound, I run like a deer...   (source)
    bound = leap
  • Suddenly with a single bound he leaped into the room.   (source)
    bound = jump (or long, fast step)
  • He made his bound before he saw what it was he was jumping at, and then he tried to stop himself.   (source)
    bound = leap
  • I clipped along, and all of a sudden I bounded right on to the ashes of a camp fire that was still smoking.   (source)
    bounded = jumped or leaped
  • "Yes; now I will!" answered the child, bounding across the brook, and clasping Hester in her arms "Now thou art my mother indeed! and I am thy little Pearl!"   (source)
    bounding = leaping
  • He bounded over the crevices in the ice, among which I had walked with caution; his stature, also, as he approached, seemed to exceed that of man.   (source)
    bounded = jumped or leaped
  • While her heart was still bounding with joy and gratitude on William's behalf, she could not be severely resentful of anything that injured only herself; and after having twice drawn back her hand, and twice attempted in vain to turn away from him, she got up, and said only, with much agitation, "Don't, Mr. Crawford, pray don't!"   (source)
    bounding = leaping (figuratively)
  • When he looked down, the dogs were bounding alongside.†   (source)
  • I let out the breath I've been holding the whole way over, and Kitty is already untangling herself from me and bounding out of the car.†   (source)
  • And then I was flying, bounding up into the air and leaving the village behind.†   (source)
  • Bounding up, Sofia held out her doll, which was now in a royal blue dress with little black buttons down the front.†   (source)
  • And now, bounding toward them across the desert floor in the shadow of Ghulheim, a huge grey beast, like an enormous dog.†   (source)
  • This one had taken a single bounding leap and keeled over.†   (source)
  • In her most recent adventure, she is closing in on a giant kangaroo—an extinct species, incidentally, the size of a bounding bison—she can taste the meat.†   (source)
  • Maniac could feel the ache swelling outward from his breast and filling the enormous, bounding spaces.†   (source)
  • He grins at me, smiling as only a child can, before bounding away into an alley.†   (source)
  • We pulled apart as the awful noise set the sheep around us into frantic motion, bounding off one another and pushing us into the wall.†   (source)
  • Silas comes bounding toward them, barking across the lawn.†   (source)
  • Leaves rustled, and Ghost came bounding out of the shadows, so suddenly that Jon's mare started and gave a whinny.†   (source)
  • I saw the helmet rolling ahead of me, bounding crazily, but I kept my legs churning, gaining yards.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He kept bounding up the slippery staircase and trotting back down.†   (source)
  • He comes bounding up the hill after me.†   (source)
  • He slid to a stop and loosed an arrow at the bounding doe.†   (source)
  • No. The exact same thought must have been bounding through both our heads, but I wasn't ready to say it yet.†   (source)
  • Unexpectedly, he was on his feet, bounding away, instantly out of sight, only to appear beneath the same tree as before, having circled the meadow in half a second.†   (source)
  • Out you came, bounding off the porch and down the walkway.†   (source)
  • He was always bounding onstage, grabbing wives off their cheating husbands or separating angry drag queens while the crowd roared in the background.†   (source)
  • Sethe thought it was the India-rubber ball the boys played with bounding down the stairs.†   (source)
  • Dad came bounding up the stairs two at a time, as excited as any time I had ever seen him, with the possible exception of when the West Virginia coaches came to see Jim.†   (source)
  • We had a Chrysler engine, power steering, and disk brakes, but the antelope had a much superior grace, making sharp and unexpected turns, about two dozen of them, bounding effortlessly, butts held high.†   (source)
  • A moment later he's bounding into the kitchen fully dressed, as if he'd pulled on his clothes while careening down the steep wooden staircase of our drafty Victorian house.†   (source)
  • I slowed down warily, crossed a broad lawn, heard running, the meter of bounding feet.†   (source)
  • Barky came bounding into the room, his tail wagging.†   (source)
  • He turned and lashed out at it, but at that moment, a tall, slender man with a tabby cat's head came bounding toward him.†   (source)
  • The draccus was …. cavorting, bounding around like a drunken dog, knocking over trees like a boy would topple cornstalks in a field.†   (source)
  • In all honesty, I routinely whacked him much harder when I played rough with him, and he loved it, always bounding back for more.†   (source)
  • How big and young, like a Great Dane puppy, bounding into her kitchen.†   (source)
  • He jumped the stairs leading down to the operating floor, bounding side to side like a deranged jackrabbit.†   (source)
  • As he drives into the mountains, driving fast as always, the headlights bounding over ruts and boulders, I ask him how many e-mails he is receiving now.†   (source)
  • Sophia was already bounding to the door, barely noticing her roommate's surprise or the words she muttered to herself as Sophia slipped into the hallway.†   (source)
  • " "How are you all doing?" the nurse said, bounding in and exhibiting her ivories again.†   (source)
  • After bounding his car through the streets of Tehran for more than a half hour, the driver paused at the Australian Embassy on Park Avenue.†   (source)
  • "Here we go," they shouted, hopping from the wagon and bounding up the broad marble stairway.†   (source)
  • Rowsby Woof went bounding away in the moonlight and El-ahrairah watched him out of sight.†   (source)
  • (Suddenly bounding across the floor to embrace her) 'cause sometimes it hard to let the future begin!†   (source)
  • Zu followed him out, bounding across the distance with a pink duffel bag in hand.†   (source)
  • A door slams, and Kel and Caulder come bounding down the driveway.†   (source)
  • I'm saved by the appearance of my brother, Asher, who comes bounding down the stairs.†   (source)
  • 'You won't find your clothes again,' said Tom, bounding down from the mound, and laughing as he danced round them in the sunlight.†   (source)
  • Lestat came bounding after me.†   (source)
  • So, take that, he thinks, bounding to the second floor two steps at a time.†   (source)
  • Sitting behind the wheel and gazing dreamily after the four little bounding figures, he said to Sabina, Just look at them.†   (source)
  • The pulse was bounding at one hundred and twelve per minute.†   (source)
  • He loped steadily into the desert-slowing up the face of sandy slopes and then bounding down the other side.†   (source)
  • Every single Talking Dog in the whole meeting (there were fifteen of them) came bounding and barking joyously to the King's side.†   (source)
  • Even the juke box had stopped and I could feel the danger mounting so swiftly that I moved without thinking, bounding over quickly and sweeping up a beer bottle, my body trembling.†   (source)
  • Cannonballs slammed into houses and came bounding down streets still swarming with people.†   (source)
  • Her father had been a bounding, joyous man.†   (source)
  • It took only a second for me to reach them with huge, bounding leaps.†   (source)
  • He turned to see Jason Barrett bounding up the stairs.†   (source)
  • I went back and forth, over and over, hoping at any moment Otis would come bounding and barking from behind the corner of somewhere—maybe even with a snake that no longer could harm us hanging from his mouth.†   (source)
  • The little creature seemed barely a week old, it looked like a ball of white fur with graceful long legs, it kept bounding in a manner of deliberate, gaily ferocious awkwardness, all four of its legs held stiff and straight.†   (source)
  • She leapt twice more, taking bounding steps until she reached the edge of the next driveway.†   (source)
  • Even as he opened it, Sarah came bounding out.†   (source)
  • I ran all the way, my brown and white bird dog, T.R., bounding ahead.†   (source)
  • Yeller came bounding through the rails.†   (source)
  • The big bumbling knight came bounding toward us like a happy puppy.†   (source)
  • And I wish it would stop especially for Patrick Hickey, stop bounding on for his unfit heart, which keeps counting toward its last.†   (source)
  • Heidi was nowhere near him—she was racing around the perimeter with her usual exuberance—but Stem whistled and she came bounding up the porch steps.†   (source)
  • The dwarves were completely stunned when the verbeeg came bounding around some boulders just a few yards from their camp and closed in on them.†   (source)
  • See them come, bounding up the rocks, hitting the left flank.†   (source)
  • Rio, my young German shepherd, came bounding out of the garage and started his daily ritual of running around the truck.†   (source)
  • Yousef said, bounding down the stairs.†   (source)
  • The stray ball was now bounding toward Dina.†   (source)
  • No danger of bounding.†   (source)
  • The goat lagged behind to nibble sprouts of new grass before tossing her head and bounding after him to catch up again.†   (source)
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  • "How many times I've told folks in this town something like this was bound to happen," the sheriff said.†   (source)
  • In four bounds the stray crossed the garden and disappeared.†   (source)
  • Two weeks after my seventeenth birthday, I was on an airplane bound for Paris.†   (source)
  • The large cauldron that had once cooked Fu Xi and the iron stake to which he had once been bound were both adrift.†   (source)
  • It was just me and this woman, bound together for this moment in time, a spontaneous and private struggle balanced on the edge of life and death.†   (source)
  • But there is such a thing as moderation, even within the bounds of glamour.†   (source)
  • The tie that bound them to their neighbors, that inspired them in the way my patriotism had always inspired me, had seemingly vanished.†   (source)
  • They're bound to do a roll call.†   (source)
  • Instead of replying, she bounded from her seat and ran out after the farmhand.†   (source)
  • Didn't we, in overstepping the bounds of reasonable parenting and ignoring Cassie's "right to privacy," ask for the troubles that ensued?†   (source)
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  • Taking a deep breath before picking up the package, he took a bound plastic bag out of the brown paper wrapping.†   (source)
  • When I regained my balance, I bounded down the tiered steps, pausing briefly to drop my anklet into a trash receptacle.†   (source)
  • The unpaved roads, the scrubby bushes and trees, the huts roofed with sticks bound together—everything was just as Salva remembered it, as if he had left only yesterday.†   (source)
  • When Connor's dad opened it for everyone to enter, Connor and Rodney bounded up the steps.†   (source)
  • It is bounded by Sixth, Seventh, Walnut, and Locust Streets in Philadelphia.†   (source)
  • Instead, he and the others were bound at the wrists and ankles.†   (source)
  • "Hey, Mr. Langford," a muscle-bound man said.†   (source)
  • She bounded up the stairs, leaving the voices behind.†   (source)
  • An old wooden watertower bound with iron hoops.†   (source)
  • I'm pressing on, the upward way New heights I'm gaining, every day Still praying as, I'm onward bound Lord, plant my feet on Higher Ground.†   (source)
  • Bagman suddenly spotted Harry, got up quickly, and bounded forward.†   (source)
  • He reached the iron railings that bounded the Potter's Field, and slipped between them.†   (source)
  • Tori was the only one in the tattoo place, so I felt safe getting the symbol of Abnegation—a pair of hands, palms up as if to help someone stand, bounded by a circle—on my right shoulder.†   (source)
  • Defense counsel is stepping over his bounds.†   (source)
  • My father was a dear, dear man, surely heaven-bound.†   (source)
  • Brenda was in a corner of the room, bound just as he was.†   (source)
  • You're bound to get crushes on other people."†   (source)
  • Mark opened the door and bounded up the stairs that led to Luke's room proper.†   (source)
  • When it reached the stream, it lowered its head to drink, then bounded across the shallow rapids and disappeared into the thick underbrush.†   (source)
  • Before they could regain their feet, I had picked the locks on the ankle cuffs, snapped them onto the men's wrists, and bounded down the stairs.†   (source)
  • Prisoners may be disarmed, but may not be bound or gagged.†   (source)
  • The booklet is thin, printed on onionskin paper, curling, bound with staples.†   (source)
  • The tyrannosaur bounded alongside him and ducked its massive head, and Malcolm was tossed into the air like a small doll.†   (source)
  • My father, brother, and I were packed into a cattle car along with other male workers bound for Schindler's new factory.†   (source)
  • There's bound to be some adjustment as his life changes.†   (source)
  • But if he kept asking, she was bound to tell him.†   (source)
  • They bound his hands and feet with wire, tied him to an iron post, and set fire to his body.†   (source)
  • He's bound here by this connection, motivated by emotions.†   (source)
  • ' But our good times are all gone, And I'm bound for movin' on, I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way.†   (source)
  • As passengers stared, he bounded up the down escalator.†   (source)
  • Maniac bounded down the steps and came jogging toward them, grinning.†   (source)
  • But it was bound in a crisscross of wires attached to white metal stakes.†   (source)
  • He can just see through the gate into a low space, bounded by a grate on the far side.†   (source)
  • "Where are you bound?" asked the young Arab.†   (source)
  • A fat man bounds onto the bus, light on the balls of his feet like a lot of fat guys.†   (source)
  • That's bound to work," someone suggested.†   (source)
  • Were they all really bounded by a single day, by one period of unbroken wakefulness, from the innocent rehearsals of her play to the emergence of the giant from the mist?†   (source)
  • Hundreds of birds are streaming across the sky towards them, roostward bound.†   (source)
  • Freak is talking a mile a minute, more stuff about the Round Table and how important quests are, and why knights are bound up with oaths, which is not the same thing as swearing, and I'm trying to listen and not ask questions because if I ask questions, he'll pull out his dictionary.†   (source)
  • There's bound to be someone there that knows about where we can hop this train, then we'll be on the lam together!"†   (source)
  • A girl with a crooked nose is bound for misfortune.†   (source)
  • And then I see his wrists are bound, shackled in iron that he could easily melt away.†   (source)
  • She stood in the middle of the empty room, closed her eyes, and inhaled the old, leather-bound book smell.†   (source)
  • When he sees me, he turns without expression and bounds up the stairs, vanishing around a corner.†   (source)
  • I feel I am bound to these people—my captors—by invisible bonds instead of constant handcuffs.†   (source)
  • Bronwyn spun and bounded back in our direction.†   (source)
  • Violet found herself half hoping that Stephano would bound up the stairs and stop her, just so she wouldn't have to open this door and go into the room where he slept.†   (source)
  • Nat and the redheaded seaman who had painted the Dolphin's figurehead that morning on the river were cheerfully exchanging insults with a cluster of young bound boys who had stopped to enjoy the spectacle, the two culprits holding their own in an unchastened manner that delighted the onlookers.†   (source)
  • Her book is four pages long and was bound together on a kitchen table with a stapler and a spoon.†   (source)
  • They still feel somehow in transit, still disconnected from their lives, bound up in an alternate schedule, an intimacy only the four of them share.†   (source)
  • Before they could say anything, I bounded down the stairs and took off, sprinting hack toward the minivan.†   (source)
  • Without words, they made their mutual reproaches and thereby severed the strong tie of blood and obedience that had always bound them together, but could never be reestablished.†   (source)
  • It wasn't just that it was growing by leaps and bounds.†   (source)
  • The Lannister appetite for offices and honors seemed to know no bounds.†   (source)
  • The head wraps up, and Rashmi bounds off to join the guys.†   (source)
  • Finnick, who bounded off initially, stops when he realizes we're having problems.†   (source)
  • It bounded crazily along the ground for five yards or so until one of Foothill's big linemen, number 73, scooped it up.†   (source)
  • He took a leather-bound book from under his pillow.†   (source)
  • He would be bound to ask why I didn't go back to his place, and I didn't want to tell him that I'd stayed in the theater and spied on him.†   (source)
  • Before I could go too far down that path of thought, Maxon bounded up a few of the steps so he could see all of us.†   (source)
  • Finally he say, "You want bound over for another year?"†   (source)
  • It was bound to happen, but praise the Lord, I'm okay.†   (source)
  • A huge furry creature bounded through the door with his lunch tray.†   (source)
  • They're bound to ice him.†   (source)
  • If you grow up in the lanes of Limerick you're bound to rob the odd orchard sooner or later.†   (source)
  • Flora ran through the tall grass and cleared the fence between her yard and the Tickhams' in a single bound.†   (source)
  • It was also an important glue that bound people together.†   (source)
  • The next summer he traveled to Wyoming and enrolled in an outward Bound-style wilderness course run by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).†   (source)
  • I guess it was bound to happen eventually.†   (source)
  • These were often bound together by relationships that had nothing to do with anybody else.†   (source)
  • DRACO is bound tightly.†   (source)
  • The leprechaun is bound by certain rituals.†   (source)
  • At 10 A.M., after more than 12,000 miles, 122 days, and seven futile attempts to get to his mother, Enrique, eleven years older than when she left him behind, bounds from the backseat of the car and up five faded redwood steps, and swings open the white door of the mobile home.†   (source)
  • I doubt my dad would approve such an exorbitant expenditure of government funds"especially for what he'd be bound to consider a frivolous reason.†   (source)
  • She closed the red-bound book firmly.†   (source)
  • When at last she was convinced -I wasn't a mirage, she jogged to the gate and bounded through it.†   (source)
  • Echo bounded after me, leather jacket on one arm and pack slung over her back.†   (source)
  • Then there were one-to-ones: a nurse and patient bound together like Siamese twins.†   (source)
  • Eragon felt oddly bound to Murtagh.†   (source)
  • The Euphrates and the Habbaniyah canal bounded the city on the north and west; there was one bridge on either side near the northwestern tip.†   (source)
  • This is, after all, the nineties, and any black man who loiters in front of a building for a long time looking it over is bound to draw suspicion from cops and others who probably think he's looking for an open entrance so he can climb in and steal something.†   (source)
  • Her head is bound in sky blue.†   (source)
  • Crumlin shoved Kate hard to the floor and tried to take aim with his pistol as the cloud cat bounded for us.†   (source)
  • The woman sighed and turned back to the bookshelves crammed with bound volumes of names on lists.†   (source)
  • You are bound to one another.†   (source)
  • We are in a comfortable Dark Ages of the inventive mind; institutions change but little, and that by gradual evolution rather than revolution; scientific research creeps crablike in a lateral shuffle, where once it leaped in great intuitive bounds; devices change even less, plateau technologies common to us would be instantly identifiable-and operable!†   (source)
  • He snickered and, after mussing my hair, bounded off after the other two.†   (source)
  • I dropped my rifle and cleared the log in one bound.†   (source)
  • The great land-bound creatures—diplodocus, stegosaurus—lurched across a stony plain.†   (source)
  • They bounded over the trail after the doe even as I watched.†   (source)
  • The condemned were bound and hooded.†   (source)
  • The third sister confessed to affairs with both husbands, which resulted in a full-out brawl during which we got to see Adam, who bounded onstage to break things up.†   (source)
  • This reverie was broken as more bolts and nuts bounded down the superstructure onto the car's roof.†   (source)
  • He was in a small rock-bound hole filled with yellowish-gray water.†   (source)
  • Syphilis, of course, was prima facie evidence of sex beyond the bounds of marriage, of moral corruption (you could only get it, supposedly, by visiting prostitutes), and therefore taboo.†   (source)
  • There were easily ten thousand books, most of them bound in leather, arranged tidily on shelves gleaming with lacquer.†   (source)
  • Surrender was bound to come anyway, why not meet it with a laugh, shouting Seven-O!†   (source)
  • Somebody, sometime, is bound to see him.†   (source)
  • Now keys rattled outside my own: a very young guard in a very new uniform bounded in.†   (source)
  • They were still arguing as they went out the door, bound for who-knew-where.†   (source)
  • Y.T. disengages and slaps her poon onto a Valley-bound delivery truck.†   (source)
  • A medic bounds in next to me, still pumping the little plastic bulb that is apparently breathing for me.†   (source)
  • Within it was the most beautiful book I had ever seen: a hard-bound, almost three-inch-thick coffee-table edition about the murals of Mexico with several hundred color and black & white photos.†   (source)
  • I bounded upstairs to find my glasses.†   (source)
  • Each book bore it, and each was bound in a different color.†   (source)
  • P. T. bounded ahead, leaping fishlike from one brown sea to the next, then turning back to herd the two of them forward, nipping at their heels and further splashing their already sopping jeans.†   (source)
  • The cats bounded to their feet and streaked off, howling piteously.†   (source)
  • Within the bounds of the Covenant, of course.†   (source)
  • And the girl is bound to be let down.†   (source)
  • We all knew this was bound to happen.†   (source)
  • By nature I am completely unlimited, without bounds.†   (source)
  • It takes forever for him to get to the top-usually he bounds, but today he's a man ascending the scaffold.†   (source)
  • We're late getting back; I have to rush to the train bound for the Borough, and Ky has to rush to the one that will take him to the City for work.†   (source)
  • The draccus bounded off the bed of coals, looking for all the world like a frisking puppy.†   (source)
  • That within the bounds of our sibling relationship, I have no genitalia.†   (source)
  • He said: "There is bound to be someone driven mad by love who will give you the chance one of these days."†   (source)
  • "If everything goes according to plan, it won't be long before the rest of us come down to join you, and all this"—he gestured toward Wells's bound hands—"will be forgotten."†   (source)
  • Until he did, his world was bounded by the abilities of others.†   (source)
  • It also occurred to me that, given enough situations, there are bound to be instances where minorities are smarter.†   (source)
  • They had villages and cities, vehicles, houses, marketplaces, bounded fields, agricultural implements and domestic animals, and led a life quite as rich and varied as that in most rural areas of the world today.†   (source)
  • Colton bounded down the stairs and popped into the office.†   (source)
  • We let the two dogs loose in the backyard, and off they bounded.†   (source)
  • We're bound to our agreement.†   (source)
  • Covering his private parts with both hands, he bounded toward the nearest clump of trees and disappeared, probably to join company with Adam and Eve, Noah, Little Red Riding-hood, and Winnie-the-Pooh.†   (source)
  • Saeed and Nadia's worker camp was bounded by a perimeter fence.†   (source)
  • This tour made quite an impression on me, for it was my first time seeing the vast city of Kyoto that lay beyond the bounds of our little Gion, not to mention my first time riding in a car.†   (source)
  • Leaps and bounds.†   (source)
  • I was still bound, reclining on the floor.†   (source)
  • He bounded off the dais and approached the velvet gray box.†   (source)
  • And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.†   (source)
  • Also on the desk was a small leather-bound folder.†   (source)
  • I felt along the ropes that bound his forearms to the trunk until I found the knots.†   (source)
  • Some of his e-mails were ebullient: "We're growing by leaps and bounds."†   (source)
  • It was bound to sooner or later.†   (source)
  • He dashed up the porch steps in two bounds and found a shaken Anna in the hall.†   (source)
  • There wasn't much to guide us but the trees themselves and a view I remembered of the blunt, bulky Inyo Range that bounds the eastern limit of the valley.†   (source)
  • Sam was nervous, but being Sam, he was bound to argue.†   (source)
  • I was a wild woman in the ring, so something like that was bound to happen.†   (source)
  • Then the humpback bounded forward, and as the ship reached the cliff face, he jumped up and suddenly there was a rope in his hand.†   (source)
  • The 27th bounded up and made a dash for the door, and the rest surged after them.†   (source)
  • "He's bound to wonder what you're doing here with—"†   (source)
  • Not that there's much to see-simply an aimless congregation of buildings divided in the center by the main-line tracks of the Santa Fe Rail-road, a haphazard hamlet bounded on the south by a brown stretch of the Arkansas (pronounced "Ar-kan-sas") River, on the north by a highway, Route 50, and on the east and west by prairie lands and wheat fields.†   (source)
  • Peter turned around, still bound by Kurt, and saw Mr. McCabe, his math teacher.†   (source)
  • She bounded out of bed and down the stairs, squealing with delight when she saw that Santa Claus had finished his milk and cookies.†   (source)
  • I had a time with this part of their training, but my persistence had no bounds.†   (source)
  • A fight I'm bound to lose.†   (source)
  • Then Rufus came hurtling from the air, impaling himself on the far, spiked fence which bounded the meadow.†   (source)
  • A willow branch was bent into a circle and bound securely at the ends.†   (source)
  • He bounded.†   (source)
  • " Minutes later, we left the general's residence in his car bound for the minister's house in Cape Town.†   (source)
  • Milo bounded across the room and started up the stairs two at a time.†   (source)
  • We'rre bound to make twenty, maaaybe thirty dollars.†   (source)
  • A squirrel bounds fatly across my sight line, its full tail cocked.†   (source)
  • Be PhD bound?†   (source)
  • She grabs me, but Marcus's face emerges at the bottom of the stairwell, and, spotting me, he bounds up, reaching me in two strides.†   (source)
  • We got a boat specially sterilized fore and aft, swabbed clean as a bound's tooth.†   (source)
  • The monkey bounded toward her, its terrible eyes fixed on her—and the needle flashed and went into her suit….†   (source)
  • At times their differing backgrounds all but vanished in the shadow of things that bound them together as a team.†   (source)
  • Like this was bound to happen, one day or another.†   (source)
  • The rough, weed-covered ground of the combe sloped away below them, a long dip bounded on the north by Caesar's Belt.†   (source)
  • (Who hadn't thought of that) Oh—Well, they bound to fit something in the whole house.†   (source)
  • I almost passed on my cute aqua-colored sparkly cami, but all that black was bound to make me more depressed …. so I included it.†   (source)
  • Zu bounded toward him, scooping up the shirts and socks she'd picked for him.†   (source)
  • "I tried to warn you," he began: "but you were bound to get stung."†   (source)
  • Finally, realizing that I was stretching the bounds of propriety, I rose to my feet and addressed the motley assemblage.†   (source)
  • From the outset, crack was bound to be a huge success.†   (source)
  • Her greatest trouble was want of water, and when we gave her a jugful her gratitude knew no bounds.†   (source)
  • DeSimon shoved the bound cables toward me.†   (source)
  • The magus rubbed his hand across the carefully bound copy of the second volume of Archimedes.†   (source)
  • The missile submarine bounded up and over the top of the Alfa, her keel grating across the upper deck of the smaller vessel as the momentum carried her forward and upward.†   (source)
  • That is bound to feel good.†   (source)
  • She slept, and she awoke as he was cutting her bounds.†   (source)
  • After her return, Momm was bound to the brothel by drugs and debts, but the owner let her leave freely with customers, and Momm could easily have escaped if she had wanted to do so.†   (source)
  • At the sound of the bell, Seabiscuit bounded forward.†   (source)
  • "When I give the command, the bound men will hop into the deep end of the pool," Instructor Stoneclam said.†   (source)
  • It's a leather-bound diary.†   (source)
  • It was bound to happen anyway.'†   (source)
  • A few seconds later what looked like a small mountain lion exploded from the brush, cleared the asphalt in two bounds, and disappeared into the woods on the other side.†   (source)
  • Now that he was clearly a danger to himself and bound for jail if his parents hadn't paid the restitution, he had no choice.†   (source)
  • Bound feet are still in fashion.†   (source)
  • A Skardu-bound bus had passed through the Indus Gorge on its way up the Karakoram Highway.†   (source)
  • On November 29, 2011, Oscar boarded a plane bound for Afghanistan.†   (source)
  • I pushed through the crowd and ran—no, bounded.†   (source)
  • Twenty-nine brothers and sisters in nine years, you're bound to learn a few tricks."†   (source)
  • They boarded a train bound for New York.†   (source)
  • I expect anyone who's come as far as this is bound to go on wondering till it sends him dotty.†   (source)
  • Then the ogres were bound together, treatment that they endured cheerfully.†   (source)
  • Either I could run away and never go back to school again, maybe even leave the country as a stowaway on a ship bound for Australia.†   (source)
  • My father had brought a small, leather-bound book along.†   (source)
  • No matter how much I stick to side streets, sooner or later I will be bound to bump into the lads from Foxwood School.†   (source)
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