confining

[ kuhn-fahyn for 1, 2, 5, 6; kon-fahyn for 3, 4 ]SEE DEFINITION OF confining

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I am considering them apart, and confining myself wholly to the words of the song.

Only yesterday we spoke of confining him, but poor old father pleaded not.

I am confining myself to explaining how the "System" gets its money.

Reuben began to complain that harnessmaking was too confining.

Look around you, as here you may look, unhindered by any confining walls.

To be sure they spoke of confining me in a strait-jacket—but, good God!

Confining yourself to instinct, can you divine when we shall sup?

I am now confining my argument to Negro suffrage in the rebel states.

Vast sums of money are expended in confining this river within its banks.

The advantage of confining your captives for a short time is obvious.

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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