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bound
used in The Brothers Karamazov

2 meanings, 59 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
bound together
Definition
held together (connected or united) or wrapped
The exact meaning of this sense of bound is subject to its context. For example:
  • "The pages of the book are bound with glue." — held together physically
  • "The book is bound in leather." — wrapped or covered
  • "The United States and England are bound together by a common language." — connected or united (tied together metaphorically)
  • "She cleaned the wound and bound it with fresh bandages." — wrapped
  • "She is wheelchair-bound." — connected (moves with a wheelchair because she is unable to walk)
  • "The jacket has bound buttonholes." — edges wrapped by fabric or trim rather than stitches
  • "She's the one in the bound-edge hat." — where the edge of the hat is wrapped in a decorative material.
  • Alyosha unbound his bitten finger.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (39% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in The Brothers Karamazov.

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2  —8 uses as in:
out of bounds; bounded on the east
Definition
a boundary or limit
  • 'tis at her beck the grass hath turned Each blade towards the light And solar systems have evolved From chaos and dark night, Filling the realms of boundless space Beyond the sage's sight.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (22% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • In this way the elders are endowed in certain cases with unbounded and inexplicable authority.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (83% in)
  • But the pride, the recklessness, the defiance of fate, the unbounded defiance!
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (93% in)
  • In one way and another, he began to betray a boundless vanity, and a wounded vanity, too, and that Ivan disliked.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (79% in)
  • But Grushenka had succeeded in emancipating herself, while she established in him a boundless belief in her fidelity.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (48% in)
  • But from the time of the railway incident his behavior in this respect also was changed; he did not allow himself the remotest allusion to the subject and began to speak more respectfully of Dardanelov before his mother, which the sensitive woman at once appreciated with boundless gratitude.
    Book 10 — The Boys (10% in)
  • No knowledge and unbounded conceit—that's what the German meant to say about the Russian schoolboy."
    Book 10 — The Boys (87% in)
  • He was conscious of unbounded resolution; he would make an end of the wavering that had so tortured him of late.
    Book 11 — Ivan (75% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in The Brothers Karamazov.

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?  —50 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • And they won't let her go to him, so he is bound to escape.
    Epilogue (15% in)
  • If the realist once believes, then he is bound by his very realism to admit the miraculous also.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (73% in)
  • It must be noted that Alyosha was bound by no obligation and could go where he pleased and be absent for whole days.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (85% in)
  • And so, with a nervous and psychically deranged woman, a sort of convulsion of the whole organism always took place, and was bound to take place, at the moment of bowing down to the sacrament, aroused by the expectation of the miracle of healing and the implicit belief that it would come to pass; and it did come to pass, though only for a moment.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (23% in)
  • I would bind them up and wash them with my own hands.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (38% in)
  • In reality this was bound to happen.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (48% in)
  • Now, on the other side, take the Church's own view of crime: is it not bound to renounce the present almost pagan attitude, and to change from a mechanical cutting off of its tainted member for the preservation of society, as at present, into completely and honestly adopting the idea of the regeneration of the man, of his reformation and salvation?"
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (51% in)
  • Any one on the bottom step is bound to go up to the top one.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (25% in)
  • But it's bound to be so now....
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (94% in)
  • He began, too, binding his red handkerchief more becomingly on his forehead.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (20% in)
  • Alyosha took out his handkerchief and bound it tightly round his injured hand.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (34% in)
  • "I should be very grateful," Alyosha interrupted suddenly, "if you could give me a clean rag to bind up my finger with.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (39% in)
  • When he becomes unhappy with that woman, and that is bound to happen quite soon, let him come to me and he will find a friend, a sister....
    Book 4 — Lacerations (52% in)
  • If you knew, Lise, how bound up in soul I am with him!
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (12% in)
  • A man's voice suddenly began singing in a sugary falsetto, accompanying himself on the guitar: With invincible force I am bound to my dear.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (15% in)
  • And so I hasten to give back my entrance ticket, and if I am an honest man I am bound to give it back as soon as possible.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (47% in)
  • Thou hast promised, Thou hast established by Thy word, Thou hast given to us the right to bind and to unbind, and now, of course, Thou canst not think of taking it away.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (56% in)
  • Thou hast promised, Thou hast established by Thy word, Thou hast given to us the right to bind and to unbind, and now, of course, Thou canst not think of taking it away.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (56% in)
  • "I'm bound to admit the fact," Smerdyakov drawled with pedantic composure, "that I have a secret with Fyodor Pavlovitch in this business.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (83% in)
  • His honor is awfully afraid of Dmitri Fyodorovitch, so that even if Agrafena Alexandrovna had come and were locked in with him, and Dmitri Fyodorovitch were to turn up anywhere near at the time, I should be bound to let him know at once, knocking three times.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (84% in)
  • Now, I thought, he is all that binds me, and he is my judge.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (69% in)
  • They maintain that the world is getting more and more united, more and more bound together in brotherly community, as it overcomes distance and sets thoughts flying through the air.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (73% in)
  • He was seldom even seen at church and they overlooked this neglect on the ground of his craziness, and did not keep him to the rules binding on all the rest.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (20% in)
  • Old Kuzma is the only man I have anything to do with here; I was bound and sold to him; Satan brought us together, but there has been no one else.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (74% in)
  • Folks like us are bound to waste money.
    Book 8 — Mitya (97% in)
  • I know that you are bound by your office, I quite understand that, but that's my affair, my private, intimate affair, yet .... since I haven't concealed my feelings in the past .... in the tavern, for instance, I've talked to every one, so .... so I won't make a secret of it now.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (25% in)
  • "You may ask any question," the prosecutor replied with frigid severity, "any question relating to the facts of the case, and we are, I repeat, bound to answer every inquiry you make.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (47% in)
  • Now I can see for myself that such confidence is out of the question, for in any case we were bound to come to this cursed stumbling-block.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (52% in)
  • "Very well, this matter is bound to be explained, and there's plenty of time for it, but meantime, consider; we have perhaps a dozen witnesses that you yourself spread it abroad, and even shouted almost everywhere about the three thousand you'd spent here; three thousand, not fifteen hundred.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (77% in)
  • I understand now that such men as I need a blow, a blow of destiny to catch them as with a noose, and bind them by a force from without.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (96% in)
  • The dog leapt up like a mad creature and rushed bounding before him rapturously.
    Book 10 — The Boys (15% in)
  • Ah, you are bound to ask that!
    Book 10 — The Boys (17% in)
  • The dog jumped up and began bounding about in his joy at having done his duty.
    Book 10 — The Boys (20% in)
  • The dog leapt up and bounded about, whining with delight.
    Book 10 — The Boys (64% in)
  • With his suspiciousness and the fury which had been growing in him all those days, he was bound to get into the house by means of those taps.
    Book 11 — Ivan (67% in)
  • But common sense—oh, a most unhappy trait in my character—kept me in due bounds and I let the moment pass!
    Book 11 — Ivan (92% in)
  • Why am I, of all creatures in the world, doomed to be cursed by all decent people and even to be kicked, for if I put on mortal form I am bound to take such consequences sometimes?
    Book 11 — Ivan (92% in)
  • You'd better open," cried the visitor; "it's your brother Alyosha with the most interesting and surprising news, I'll be bound!"
    Book 11 — Ivan (94% in)
  • I tried to conquer him by my love—a love that knew no bounds.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (35% in)
  • And knowing that he had already deceived her (he had deceived her, believing that she was bound to endure everything from him, even treachery), she intentionally offered him three thousand roubles, and clearly, too clearly, let him understand that she was offering him money to deceive her.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (44% in)
  • But as this attack of Smerdyakov's was bound to throw the household into confusion, Dmitri Karamazov could never have agreed to such a plan.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (56% in)
  • 'He snatched up the pestle,' they say, and you will remember how a whole edifice of psychology was built on that pestle—why he was bound to look at that pestle as a weapon, to snatch it up, and so on, and so on.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (80% in)
  • And it is bound to seem so to him: the intervals of two hours of sleep he does not remember, he only remembers the moments of waking, so he feels he has been waked up all night.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (86% in)
  • Remember, you have been given absolute power to bind and to loose, but the greater the power, the more terrible its responsibility.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (87% in)
  • The conventional answer to this question is: 'He begot you, and you are his flesh and blood, and therefore you are bound to love him.'
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (91% in)
  • Why am I bound to love him simply for begetting me when he has cared nothing for me all my life after?'
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (91% in)
  • At this the President intervened and checked the over-zealous speaker, begging him not to exaggerate, not to overstep the bounds, and so on, as presidents always do in such cases.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (96% in)
  • "There are," he said to one group, as I was told afterwards, "there are invisible threads binding the counsel for the defense with the jury.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (98% in)
  • "The devil's bound to have a hand in it.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (99% in)
  • One way or another he is bound to come to it.
    Epilogue (4% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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