bound (n.) Old form(s): bownd
limit, boundary, confine, barrier
1H4 V.iv.89[Prince Hal to dead Hotspur] When that this body did contain a spirit, / A kingdom for it was too small a bound
CE II.i.17[Luciana to Adriana] There's nothing situate under heaven's eye / But hath his bound in earth, in sea, in sky
Ham IV.vii.127[Claudius to Laertes] Revenge should have no bounds
KJ II.i.444[Hubert to King John and King Philip, of marriage between Lewis the Dauphin and Blanche] And two such shores to two such streams made one, / Two such controlling bounds, shall you be
KJ III.i.23[Constance to Salisbury, of his tears] Like a proud river peering o'er his bounds
KJ V.iv.55[Salisbury to Melun, of the once rebel lords as a river] Stoop low within those bounds we have o'erlooked
R3 IV.i.20[Queen Elizabeth to Brakenbury, of Richard and the Princes] Hath he set bounds between their love and me?
Tem I.ii.97[Prospero to Miranda, of his state of mind] A confidence sans bound
Tem II.i.155[Gonzalo to Alonso, of the imaginary commonwealth] Contract ... bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none
Tim I.i.25[Poet to Painter, of his poetic inspiration] Our gentle flame ... like the current flies / Each bound it chafes
TN I.iv.21[Orsino to Viola as Cesario] Be clamorous and leap all civil bounds [i.e. disregard all normal courtesies]
TNK I.i.84[Second Queen to Hippolyta, of Theseus] shrunk thee into / The bound thou wast o'erflowing
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