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bound
used in Of Human Bondage

3 meanings, 23 uses
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1  —2 uses 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.
  • There were long gashes on the backs of his books, and she had taken the trouble to tear pages out of the unbound French ones.
    97-98 — Chapters 97-98 (35% in)
  • And I must leave all this', he waved his arm round the dirty garret, with its unmade bed, the clothes lying on the floor, a row of empty beer bottles against the wall, piles of unbound, ragged books in every corner, "for some provincial university where I shall try and get a chair of philology.
    23-24 — Chapters 23-24 (39% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in Of Human Bondage.

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2  —3 uses as in:
the binding is loose
Definition
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
  • He never read them, for he had long lost the habit of reading, but he liked to turn the pages, look at the illustrations if they were illustrated, and mend the bindings.
    9-10 — Chapters 9-10 (26% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He had already quite a collection of prizes, worthless books on bad paper, but in gorgeous bindings decorated with the arms of the school: his position had freed him from bullying, and he was not unhappy.
    13-14 — Chapters 13-14 (2% in)
  • On this in water stood a bouquet of flowers tightly packed together in a paper frill like the bone of a mutton chop, and carefully spaced round it were books in leather bindings.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (77% in)

There are no more uses of "binding" flagged with this meaning in Of Human Bondage.

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3  —2 uses as in:
out of bounds; bounded on the east
Definition
a boundary or limit
  • Their knowledge was theoretical and their self-assurance unbounded.
    115-116 — Chapters 115-116 (88% in)
  • He liked a bottle of wine and a good dinner, and having once been seen at the Cafe Royal with a lady who was very probably a near relation, was thenceforward supposed by generations of schoolboys to indulge in orgies the circumstantial details of which pointed to an unbounded belief in human depravity.
    17-18 — Chapters 17-18 (13% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in Of Human Bondage.

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exact meaning not specified
  • It was a thin book bound in faded morocco, with a copperplate engraving as a frontispiece; the pages were musty with age and stained with mould.
    115-116 — Chapters 115-116 (80% in)
  • I stand alone, bound to accept society and not unwilling, since in return for the taxes I pay it protects me, a weakling, against the tyranny of another stronger than I am; but I submit to its laws because I must; I do not acknowledge their justice: I do not know justice, I only know power.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (37% in)
  • It did not seem himself that was concerned; he felt that he had been seized by some strange force that moved him against his will, contrary to his interests; and because he had a passion for freedom he hated the chains which bound him.
    59-60 — Chapters 59-60 (17% in)
  • It was sexual hunger that he suffered from, and if he could satisfy this he might free himself from the intolerable chains that bound him.
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (60% in)
  • He thought of Cronshaw bound to a vulgar slattern, and he shuddered with dismay .
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (79% in)
  • You were bound to accept the highest bidder.
    63-64 — Chapters 63-64 (40% in)
  • He was bound to end in the gutter sooner or later,' said Lawson.
    65-66 — Chapters 65-66 (31% in)
  • Philip's heart bounded.
    69-70 — Chapters 69-70 (5% in)
  • It exasperated him that she should force him to tell lies, and he knew that he reddened when he answered that there was a demonstration at the hospital which he was bound to go to.
    69-70 — Chapters 69-70 (83% in)
  • There was a little book bound in blue paper lying open, face downwards, on the sofa, and Philip idly took it up.
    69-70 — Chapters 69-70 (99% in)
  • It made Philip impatient, but he told himself that he must be considerate to her; he was bound to make allowance.
    93-94 — Chapters 93-94 (3% in)
  • There was bound to be a boom.
    97-98 — Chapters 97-98 (50% in)
  • He kept on saying to himself that it would be absurd to commit suicide, since something must happen soon; he could not get over the impression that his situation was too preposterous to be taken quite seriously; it was like an illness which must be endured but from which he was bound to recover.
    99-100 — Chapters 99-100 (92% in)
  • They put the work of the heroes on those who remained, and since they did not increase the wages of these were able at once to exhibit public spirit and effect an economy; but the war continued and trade was less depressed; the holidays were coming, when numbers of the staff went away for a fortnight at a time: they were bound to engage more assistants.
    101-102 — Chapters 101-102 (60% in)
  • Philip, with his training in Paris, would be very useful; it was only a matter of waiting a little and he was bound to get a well-paid job to design costumes and draw posters.
    101-102 — Chapters 101-102 (62% in)
  • It was interesting to see the ascendency which the uneducated woman, bound to him by no legal tie, had acquired over the brilliant, unstable man.
    105-106 — Chapters 105-106 (13% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" in Of Human Bondage.

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