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bound
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

2 meanings, 19 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
the binding is loose
Definition
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
  • The shabby law office in which they sat—the high, dark walls of legal books as patient and indifferent as a well gone dry or an old philosopher writing his will, their bindings glossy and old as the County (older than W. B. Hodge Sr by three generations, stamped Taggert V. Hodge, Batavia, N.Y.), deep-toned as oil paintings, cracked like bamboo, solemn and superannuated as the engraving of the Roman Colosseum hanging above the door—made Hodge and son insignificant creatures of the...
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (0% in)

There are no more uses of "binding" flagged with this meaning in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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2  —2 uses as in:
out of bounds; bounded on the east
Definition
a boundary or limit
  • Yet thanks I must you con, That you are thieves profess'd; that you work not In holier shapes: for there is boundless theft In limited professions.
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (0% in)
  • That was what she'd learned, a startling and terrible but also exhilarating discovery that brought with it a sudden sense of vaulting joy, of freedom—an escape into wilderness and boundless time: she could kill herself if she pleased, she had realized, standing at the open window dreaming of it; because the pain was hers, not her husband's, whatever pain of his own he might feel.
    23 — E silentio (18% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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?  —16 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • He stood relaxed against the post, no longer resisting the ropes that bound his hands and feet and chest, the gag biting into his cheeks.
    20 — Winged Figure Carrying Sacrificial Animal (32% in)
  • Three had been bound over for trial; the fourth was being held, by order of the court, until the County could administer a psychiatric examination.
    1 — The Watchdog (0% in)
  • Hodge had given him already the books he'd come for, three large old canvas-bound volumes of Genesee and Erie County maps, Will's property left in the office from the days of their brief, unhappy partnership.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (4% in)
  • It wasn't possible, either, for a man who stunk like a backed-up sewer to sneak up on a cop who was sitting at his desk and bind him and gag him and blindfold him and never leave so much as an impression of who the assailant was, though the cop had smelled him often.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (34% in)
  • He bounded down, his mouth gaping open, and met Louise running up to meet him.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (94% in)
  • Because the love he had tried to cling to as a child, the family he'd tried to bind together by the sheer force of his childish hunger, had been done for already, in his case, and was done for already in hers.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (97% in)
  • When he'd sawed the chain through and sawed off the lock he opened the box and found another inside it, wrapped in binding twine, old and dirty, wound round and round and repeatedly knotted—it would have taken an ordinary man a good hour to tie up—and when he'd cut the twine and sawed the second lock he found the pistol.
    9 — "Like a robber, I shall proceed according to my will." (28% in)
  • He bounded closer, like a fencer, and shook his finger under her nose.
    12 — A Mother's Love (80% in)
  • ...neither of them anticipated except in secret, an end they no doubt imagined would never come, not in life, could come only in books: so that only he, Will Hodge, had known the whole deadly process with certainty, by the knotting of his belly, and he'd done nothing, hadn't known what to do—had barked "Millie!" once when she overleaped all the bounds of decorum (but overleaped only in play of course, play)—and had once said, "Millie, stop teasing that boy," but she'd said, "Why not?
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (94% in)
  • There was some bumping and scuffing, and then he came bounding down the stairs, agile as a tiger, his curly long hair flopping around his ears, a cigarette in his mouth.
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (27% in)
  • As for industry, used to be in 1900 almost half the population was engaged in that, but it's slipping by leaps and bounds.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (8% in)
  • You know that in any profession there's bound to be some incompetents, dishonest people, people full of malice—schoolteachers, doctors, lawyers, dentists.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (46% in)
  • Four boys ran into the area framed by roof and leaves, one of them wearing a bright yellow jacket, and then the next instant they were out of it again, bounding up onto his porch and along it to Clumly's right and then away, out through the garden.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (91% in)
  • For three days, off and on, he'd kept them in the wet and dark of the cellar, in dark water where rats swam, bound tightly hand foot and waist.
    20 — Winged Figure Carrying Sacrificial Animal (1% in)
  • And so they were here, half-starved, in pain, frightened, heads drooping, miserably bound to their three splintery cellar posts.
    20 — Winged Figure Carrying Sacrificial Animal (4% in)
  • She stood hour after hour, or hung limp from the binding ropes she could no longer feel, trying to think, remembering trifles of no sense or significance.
    20 — Winged Figure Carrying Sacrificial Animal (29% in)

There are no more uses of "bound" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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