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If it be possible for so universal a lover to be confined so long to one object?

And what less did the world think of me now, he asked, than that I was confined that I might not?

It might have been better had I confined myself to seconding the motion.

Not long after his arrival he had a slight attack of fever, which confined him to his bed.

He is confined to his room, and is positively starving for company.

When we reached Montreal we were confined in a gaol where we remained three weeks.

We were confined in a sort of a prison, that was covered with mud.

What have I done, that I must be banished and confined thus disgracefully?

A writ by which a man may be taken out of jail when confined for the wrong crime.

It was written from the prison of Celle, where he had been confined for eight years.

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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