bourn (n.) Old form(s): borne , bourne
frontier, destination, boundary
AC I.i.16[Cleopatra to Antony] I'll set a bourn how far to be beloved
Ham III.i.79[Hamlet alone, of death] from whose bourn / No traveller returns
KL IV.vi.57[disguised Edgar to Gloucester, of Gloucester's imagined fall] From the dread summit of this chalky bourn [i.e. at the edge of England]
Per IV.iv.4[Gower alone] take your imagination / From bourn to bourn
TC II.iii.246[Ulysses to Ajax, of his wisdom] Which, like a bourn, a pale, a shore, confines / Thy spacious and dilated parts
WT I.ii.134[Leontes to Mamillius, of dice] one that fixes / No bourn 'twixt his and mine
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