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 Meanings and Examples of BOUND
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
bound
 v.  walk or run with leaping strides
 n.  a limitation or restriction
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Zeena took the view that Mattie was bound to make the best of Starkfield since she hadn't any other place to go to; but this did not strike Ethan as conclusive.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  It seemed to Ethan that his heart was bound with cords which an unseen hand was tightening with every tick of the clock.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
3  Moreover, Scarlett and her father were bound together by a mutual suppression agreement.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  So the ladies felt in duty bound to stretch a point, especially in the case of so intrepid a blockader.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  Her nerves must be shredded if the noise of the well windlass, bound up in her earliest memories, could frighten her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  One boy, on whose face a blond fuzz had just begun to sprout, was dumped on the front porch by a mounted soldier bound for Fayetteville.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
7  A curious sense of lightness, of freedom, pervaded her now that she had finally hardened her heart against all that bound her to the old days and the old Scarlett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
8  It was this knowledge that made life endurable, this knowledge that Ashley, bound by honor, loved her from afar for beautiful things deep buried in her that he alone could see.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
9  If you're bound to gad about, I'll drive you.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
10  Even now they might be riding wildly through the night, bound for Texas.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
11  She did not realize then that with one stroke she had cut forever any fragile tie that still bound her to the old days, to old friends.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
12  They appeared, therefore, punctual and resigned, with the air of people bound for a dull "At Home," and after them Hilda and Muriel straggled, yawning and pinning each other's veils and ribbons as they came.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
13  Not in the least, though I'm bound to say there are not many married people in it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
14  And I'm bound to say Lily DOES distract it: I believe he'd marry her tomorrow if he found out there was anything wrong with Bertha.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
15  The first-story front of clear glass, the plates cleverly bound at the edges with brass.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
16  This episode is bound to be a deep embarrassment for Washington.
17  Labour will not come clean with its figures, so it is bound to describe ours as jiggery-pokery.
18  An employer is not duty bound to provide a reference when an employee leaves.
19  It was bound to happen sooner or later.
20  If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.
21  Pete, ever the optimist, said things were bound to improve.
22  Eating habits are bound to vary from individual to individual.
23  You're bound to feel nervous about your interview.
24  The company is bound by a special agreement to involve the union in important decisions.
25  He was left bound and gagged.
26  The takeover of the company is bound to mean more job losses.
27  The Foundation is bound by the treaty to help any nation that requests aid.
28  Everyone's opinion is bound to be subjective.
29  Feelings about the death of a parent are bound to go deep.
30  You've done so much work-you're bound to pass the exam.