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bound
used in Frankenstein

31 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
out of bounds; bounded on the east
Definition
a boundary or limit
  • Margaret, if you had seen the man who thus capitulated for his safety, your surprise would have been boundless.
    Introductory Letters (62% in)
  • I was required to exchange chimeras of boundless grandeur for realities of little worth.
    Chapter 3 (62% in)
  • I had a very confused knowledge of kingdoms, wide extents of country, mighty rivers, and boundless seas.
    Chapter 15 (21% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in Frankenstein.

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  • 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.
    Chapter 24 (9% in)
  • 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.
    Introductory Letters (37% in)
  • "Before I come on board your vessel," said he, "will you have the kindness to inform me whither you are bound?"
    Introductory Letters (60% in)
  • A new light seemed to dawn upon my mind, and bounding with joy, I communicated my discovery to my father.
    Chapter 2 (46% in)
  • Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by such slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity or ruin.
    Chapter 2 (94% in)
  • Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
    Chapter 4 (61% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (63% in)
  • My own spirits were high, and I bounded along with feelings of unbridled joy and hilarity.
    Chapter 6 (**% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 7 (55% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 9 (29% in)
  • When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation.
    Chapter 9 (37% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 10 (43% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 10 (54% in)
  • My rage was without bounds; I sprang on him, impelled by all the feelings which can arm one being against the existence of another.
    Chapter 10 (59% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 13 (93% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 14 (99% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 16 (34% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 18 (17% in)
  • My future hopes and prospects are entirely bound up in the expectation of our union.
    Chapter 18 (19% in)
  • 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!
    Chapter 18 (28% in)
  • To England, therefore, I was bound, and it was understood that my union with Elizabeth should take place immediately on my return.
    Chapter 18 (46% in)
  • As I turned the promontory I perceived a small neat town and a good harbour, which I entered, my heart bounding with joy at my unexpected escape.
    Chapter 20 (86% in)
  • We took our passage on board a vessel bound for Havre-de-Grace and sailed with a fair wind from the Irish shores.
    Chapter 21 (90% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 22 (33% in)
  • He had vowed TO BE WITH ME ON MY WEDDING-NIGHT, yet he did not consider that threat as binding him to peace in the meantime, for as if to show me that he was not yet satiated with blood, he had murdered Clerval immediately after the enunciation of his threats.
    Chapter 22 (49% in)
  • Our circle will be small but bound close by the ties of affection and mutual misfortune.
    Chapter 22 (65% in)
  • I indeed perceptibly gained on it, and when, after nearly two days' journey, I beheld my enemy at no more than a mile distant, my heart bounded within me.
    Chapter 24 (30% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 24 (70% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" in Frankenstein.

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