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bound
used in The Hidden Oracle

2 meanings, 27 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
the binding is loose
Definition
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
  • Once the satyrs judged we had all spread out sufficiently and our leg bindings had been double-checked, Harley clapped for our attention.
    p. 158.8
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I tore at the cloth bindings but only managed to coat my hands in sulfurous resin.
    p. 269.9
  • I clawed at his bindings but made no progress.
    p. 298.1

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2  —1 use as in:
out of bounds; bounded on the east
Definition
a boundary or limit
  • I tried to compensate, drawing upon my boundless reserves of agility, but Mikey kicked me in the back.
    p. 8.9

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?  —23 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • You guys are bound together.
    p. 348.6
  • The cruelty of Zeus knew no bounds!
    p. 6.4
  • I felt the binding upon me like a shroud of tightly wrapped banana peels.
    p. 24.1
  • We were bound together now.
    p. 27.7
  • At any rate, I was bound to Admetus, the king of Thessaly.
    p. 42.5
  • And I was a weak mortal bound to an untrained demigod who threw garbage and chewed her cuticles.
    p. 50.0
  • We're bound, whether you like it or not!"
    p. 88.5
  • And it was binding.
    p. 145.8
  • With my left leg bound to Meg's right, I felt the way I used to in Leto's womb just before my sister and I were born.
    p. 156.4
  • Kayla and Austin were bound together, looking like a deadly pair of street performers with her bow and his saxophone.
    p. 158.2
  • Eventually Meg and I learned to walk with our bound legs in synchronicity.
    p. 162.8
  • People would come to us to make binding oaths.
    p. 223.2
  • Arrayed in front of us were the missing demigods, all tightly bound.
    p. 269.1
  • I glanced at the unconscious face of Paulie the geyser god, strung up and bound with the five demigods.
    p. 278.7
  • If Apollo objects, remind him that he is bound to follow your orders.
    p. 283.8
  • He lit his match and stepped toward the nearest stake, where my son Austin was bound.
    p. 288.9
  • The karpos bounded to her side.
    p. 290.4
  • The blaze was too strong to stamp out, if Greek fire even could be stamped out, and it was rolling hungrily toward the six bound hostages.
    p. 295.5
  • "We're bound, whether you like it or not."
    p. 306.4
  • Despite the fact that they'd been recently bound, doused in flammable substances, and staked like human tiki torches, they closed ranks and faced me with determination in their eyes.
    p. 312.6
  • "Bind your hand," I ordered.
    p. 328.9
  • She leaped off the Colossus's head, vaporized into shadow, and reappeared on the ground, bounding after her new bronze stick.
    p. 332.7
  • After all, we were bound together now.
    p. 344.3

There are no more uses of "bound" in The Hidden Oracle.

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