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bound
used in The Scarlet Letter

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1  —1 use as in:
out of bounds; bounded on the east
Definition
a boundary or limit
  • Is there not shade enough in all this boundless forest to hide thy heart from the gaze of Roger Chillingworth?
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (84% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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exact meaning not specified
  • The chain that bound her here was of iron links, and galling to her inmost soul, but could never be broken.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (20% in)
  • Another figure in the scene is the outward-bound sailor, in quest of a protection; or the recently arrived one, pale and feeble, seeking a passport to the hospital.
    Introductory (8% in)
  • Doth thy sentence bind thee to wear the token in thy sleep?
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (97% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (80% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (91% in)
  • Yet it was not without heavy misgivings that I thus bound myself, for, having cast off all duty towards other human beings, there remained a duty towards him, and something whispered me that I was betraying it in pledging myself to keep your counsel.
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (40% in)
  • His spirit rose, as it were, with a bound, and attained a nearer prospect of the sky, than throughout all the misery which had kept him grovelling on the earth.
    Chapter 18 -- A Flood of Sunshine (40% in)
  • "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!"
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (78% in)
  • They transgressed without fear or scruple, the rules of behaviour that were binding on all others: smoking tobacco under the beadle's very nose, although each whiff would have cost a townsman a shilling; and quaffing at their pleasure, draughts of wine or aqua-vitae from pocket flasks, which they freely tendered to the gaping crowd around them.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (73% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" in The Scarlet Letter.

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