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synonyms for confines

  • bounds
  • environs
  • purview
  • borders
  • circumference
  • compass
  • country
  • dimension
  • edge
  • end
  • extent
  • limits
  • orbit
  • periphery
  • precinct
  • proportions
  • purlieus
  • radius
  • range
  • reach
  • region
  • scope
  • sweep
  • term
  • terrain
  • territory
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antonyms for confines

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  • center
  • inside
  • interior
  • middle
  • open
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How to use confines in a sentence

As long as he is moderately peaceful and confines his wandering brain to gesticulations and speech, he is let alone by the police.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
For no caution is more truly kind than which confines servants strictly to their own sphere.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
And they circumcised all the children whom they found in the confines of Israel that were uncircumcised: and they did valiantly.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
And he made his brother, Simon, governor, from the borders of Tyre even to the confines of Egypt.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
This section is not expressly confined to wandering persons, but the marginal note confines it to the "occasional poor."
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
I was surprised at this announcement, and even indulged a hope that they were sent to conduct me to the confines of Piedmont.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
There was nothing within the confines of Italy so much dreaded as an uprising of the slaves.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
I have mentioned this place in the description of Massalia.95 Then follow the confines of the Ionians and the Æolians.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
Suffiz to say, it's on the confines of the citty, and the choasen aboad of the lawyers of this metrappolish.
MEMOIRS OF MR. CHARLES J. YELLOWPLUSHWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
The akouchi confines itself solely to large forests; he feeds upon fruits, and has the same natural habits as the agouti.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFINES

  • bar
  • barricade
  • blank wall
  • blockade
  • bound
  • boundary
  • confines
  • curtain
  • ditch
  • enclosure
  • fence
  • fortification
  • gully
  • hurdle
  • impediment
  • limit
  • moat
  • obstacle
  • pale
  • palisade
  • railing
  • rampart
  • roadblock
  • stop
  • trench
  • wall
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