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bound

adjective accountable, answerable, called by duty, chargeable, committed, constrained, destined, engaged, forced, having no alternative, impelled, liable, necessitated, obligated, obliged, pledged, pressed by duty, required, responsible, restrained, tied, under a vow, under compulsion, under necessity, under obligation
Foreign phrases: Naturale est quidlibet dissolvi eo modo quo ligatur.It is natural for a thing to be unbound in the same way in which it was made binding. Nemo tenetur ad impossibile. No one is bound to do an impossibility. Quo ligatur, eo dissolvitur. By the same means by which a thing is bound, it is released.
See also: abate, abut, accountable, actionable, attached, barrier, boundary, circumscribe, condition, confine, definite, delimit, demarcate, detain, diminish, en route, enclose, encompass, end, frontier, hedge, include, indebted, limit, loyal, mete, palliate, periphery, qualify, responsible, restrain, restrict, shut, specialize, termination
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The complainant proceeds to state, that he was, after many menaces, stript, bound, and his limbs exposed to fire in the manner already described, till, compelled by excess of agony, he subscribed the charter and leases presented to him, of the contents of which he was totally ignorant.
He said, "that as for sending me bound, his brother knew it was impossible; that, although I had deprived him of his fleet, yet he owed great obligations to me for many good offices I had done him in making the peace.
The Hazel-nut child flew through the air on the stork's back, and when he wanted to rest he bound his silk cord on to the joint of the bird's other wing, so that it could not fly any farther.
Heaven has made me, so you say, beautiful, and so much so that in spite of yourselves my beauty leads you to love me; and for the love you show me you say, and even urge, that I am bound to love you.
The itching rapidly extended to other parts of his body--it was torture, and his hands were bound securely at his back!
the first person I meet in the street is bound to be my second, just as he would be bound to pull a drowning man out of water.
Then I stopped the ears of all my men, and they bound me hands and feet to the mast as I stood upright on the cross piece; but they went on rowing themselves.
Because men, when they receive good from him of whom they were expecting evil, are bound more closely to their benefactor; thus the people quickly become more devoted to him than if he had been raised to the principality by their favours; and the prince can win their affections in many ways, but as these vary according to the circumstances one cannot give fixed rules, so I omit them; but, I repeat, it is necessary for a prince to have the people friendly, otherwise he has no security in adversity.
And then I stooped beside the prostrate form, tore the harness from it, and bound the fellow's arms and legs securely.
The victim was bound upon this wheel, on his knees, with his hands behind his back.
A stick was thrust between her jaws and she was fastened with a leash, as if bridled, her legs were bound together, and Daniel rolled her over once or twice from side to side.
And so they bound his hands and feet with thongs of gut and carried him into the hut where Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick awaited his fate.