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 Meanings and Examples of CONFINING
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confining
 a.  restricting scope or freedom of action; crowded
Classic Sentence: (160 in 11 pages)
1  Instantly the captain ran forward, and in a loud voice commanded his crew to desist from hoisting the cutting-tackles, and at once cast loose the cables and chains confining the whales to the ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
2  Finally she tied a bit of black thread round the upper part of the head, in faint resemblance to a snood worn for confining the hair.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
3  In spite of this antiquity, the authorities committed the error of confining in the New Building the most troublesome prisoners, of placing there "the hard cases," as they say in prison parlance.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
4  But confining myself more to the particular, I say that a prince may be seen happy to-day and ruined to-morrow without having shown any change of disposition or character.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV — WHAT FORTUNE CAN EFFECT IN HUMAN AFFAIRS AN...
5  But my plan was unsettled, and I wandered many hours round the confines of the town, uncertain what path I should pursue.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  that I would not intrude upon his kindness, were I in any other position than on the confines of distraction.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
7  One might have supposed him a child of the wilderness, long accustomed to live out of the confines of civilization, and about to return to his native wilds.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
8  It uses it in accordance with its fancy, it dips into it hap-hazard, and it often confines itself, when occasion arises, to alter it in a gross and summary fashion.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
9  Generally, to throw listeners off the track, slang confines itself to adding to all the words of the language without distinction, an ignoble tail, a termination in aille, in orgue, in iergue, or in uche.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
10  This miserable strain confines me to my bed; but Mousqueton forages, and brings in provisions.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 25 PORTHOS
11  But where the ground confines them they fall at once into the disorder spoken of, without an effort to prevent it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVI.
12  States maintained on this footing may make a little resistance on their confines; but when these are passed by the enemy no further defence remains.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXX.
13  Still you are miserable; for hope has quitted you on the very confines of life: your sun at noon darkens in an eclipse, which you feel will not leave it till the time of setting.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
14  , provided that one confines one's observations to the surface; yet hardly need it be said that, should one penetrate deeper than that, a great deal more would come to light.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
15  The champions were therefore prohibited to thrust with the sword, and were confined to striking.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Obviously you will travel in a confining ship with humans.
2  It took him some effort to leave the comfy confines of his armchair.
3  The work will not be confined to the Glasgow area.
4  He is confined to bed by illness.
5  They confined the prisoner in a cell.
6  The soldiers concerned were confined to barracks.
7  The discussion will be confined largely to general principles.
8  We know that the illness is not confined to any one group in society.
9  The woman will be confined to a mental institution.
10  The risk of infection is confined to groups such as medical personnel.
11  Poverty and deprivation are by no means confined to the north of the country.
12  Demands for a separate Siberia are confined for now to the lunatic fringe.
13  Damage was confined to a small portion of the castle.
14  Any soldier who leaves his post will be confined to barracks.
15  This bird is largely confined to the southern regions of the country.