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bound
used in Babbitt

11 uses
  • By the time he had finished his stint of lying they were firmly bound again.
    Chapter 30 (11% in)
  • Voices thick, satisfied, authoritative, hurtled along the marble walls, bounded from the ceiling of lavender-bordered milky tiles, while the lords of the city, the barons of insurance and law and fertilizers and motor tires, laid down the law for Zenith; announced that the day was warm-indeed, indisputably of spring; that wages were too high and the interest on mortgages too low; that Babe Ruth, the eminent player of baseball, was a noble man; and that "those two nuts at the Climax...
    Chapter 5 (47% in)
  • They stood in the hall, under the electric light in its square box-like shade of red glass bound with nickel.
    Chapter 9 (83% in)
  • They were on the New York express, incredibly bound for Maine, incredibly without their families.
    Chapter 10 (46% in)
  • He had four copies of the paper typed in black with a gorgeous red title, had them bound in pale blue manilla, and affably presented one to old Ira Runyon, the managing editor of the Advocate-Times, who said yes, indeed yes, he was very glad to have it, and he certainly would read it all through—as soon as he could find time.
    Chapter 13 (16% in)
  • On the seat beside her was a bunch of orchids and violets, and a yellow paper-bound book which seemed foreign.
    Chapter 13 (27% in)
  • For all the crowd would be so swell, in just the same fine sort of jeans they wear at home, and all the queens with spiffy bonnets on their beans, and all the fellows standing round a-talkin' always, I'll be bound, the same good jolly kind of guff, 'bout autos, politics and stuff and baseball players of renown that Nice Guys talk in my home town!
    Chapter 14 (75% in)
  • Lighting a cigarette; then, bound to the telephone with no ashtray in reach, wondering what to do with this burning menace and anxiously trying to toss it into the tiled bathroom.
    Chapter 19 (58% in)
  • The barber obsequiously rubbed his wet hair and bound it in a towel as in a turban, so that Babbitt resembled a plump pink calif on an ingenious and adjustable throne.
    Chapter 24 (50% in)
  • In the long run they're bound to respect a man who makes them think, and with your reputation for oratory you—"
    Chapter 28 (64% in)
  • When he went home, at two, he was fully a member of the Bunch, and all the week thereafter he was bound by the exceedingly straitened conventions, the exceedingly wearing demands, of their life of pleasure and freedom.
    Chapter 29 (39% in)

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