confines

[ kuhn-fahyn for 1, 2, 5, 6; kon-fahyn for 3, 4 ]SEE DEFINITION OF confines
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In front the day-break was bursting the confines of the bleak racks of cloud.

It was easy to swim like this beyond the confines of life looking at a star.

There came a moment when it seemed to him that he must have swum beyond the confines of life.

He said, voice muffled by the confines of the plastic helmet, "Who are you?"

We can not possibly break from the confines of our three dimensional world.

Beyond the confines of the camp, the sand lay like untracked snow.

The gates and the porter's lodge were at that end of the confines nearest Fiesole.

The story of Gilgamesh was carried beyond the confines of Babylonia.

The denizens of the confines of the world, painted for war, had driven them back from the shores.

I managed to pass his confines at greater and greater speed.

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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