confine

[ kuhn-fahyn for 1, 2, 5, 6; kon-fahyn for 3, 4 ]SEE DEFINITION OF confine
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He was in love with the ideal and would not confine it to any country.

I will confine myself to one, which appears to me the most important of all.

You confine yourself too much, indeed you do; and you see you are not equal to it.

In fact, he suffered it to confine him only one day; but the sight was lost.

The worst was, that they did not confine their demonstrations to barking.

Busy as Mr. Galloway was, that day, he could not confine his thoughts to his business.

But he will not confine his instructions to the region of art.

I confine myself to two more, taken from "The Merchant of Venice."

I am not seeking to divert his fury from myself, but to confine it to myself.

Vaucanson, however, did not confine himself merely to the making of automata.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "boundary, limit" (usually as confines), from Old French confins "boundaries," from Medieval Latin confines, from Latin confinium (plural confinia) "boundary, limit," from confine, neuter of confinis "bordering on, having the same boundaries," from com- "with" (see com-) + finis "an end" (see finish (n.)).

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