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bound and determined

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Definition firm in purpose (to do something)


has a strong unconscious desire (to do something)
  • She is bound and determined to go to college.
bound and determined = firm in purpose
  • She is bound and determined to think the worst of him.
  • bound and determined = firm in purpose and/or has a strong unconscious desire (to do something)
  • She is bound and determined to make the team.
  • bound and determined = firm in purpose
  • Momma and I are very worried because there're so many things that can go wrong to a young person and Byron seems bound and determined to find every one of them.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • bound and determined = very firm in purpose
  • The town decided something had to be done; Mr. Conner said he knew who each and every one of them was, and he was bound and determined they wouldn't get away with it, so the boys came before the probate judge on charges of...
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • bound and determined = determined
  • I thought he was just bound and determined to save me.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He was bound and determined to eat smack on the dot at five, even though I told him he should come over here and eat with all of us.
    Jane Smiley  --  A Thousand Acres
  • Anatole seemed to be getting ants in his pants but was still bound and determined to argue with Father.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Well if you're bound and determined to back out on our agreement I guess there's nothing I can do to stop you.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • She was bound and determined to run off, and sometimes I had to threaten her with catastrophe just to keep her in check.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She was bound and determined to get her way about something —just to spite Pa.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • That, at least, was the position of the powerful multiterm congressman from that district who was bound and determined to keep industry where it was supposed to be.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • She took her coat from the closet and put it on so painstakingly that it seemed she was bound and determined to irk him, and then she lifted her purse down from the closet shelf.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The Horvath had geeked to giving up the maple syrup but they were bound and determined, to the point of battle, to hold on to the heavy metal mines in Russia and South Africa.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • But as for me, I'm bound and determined not to accept the existence of any such monster till I've dissected it with my own two hands."
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • "Well, if you're bound and determined to try to do something constructive, I suppose I should go ahead and help you.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons

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