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I am thankful that Lady Hamilton and I are not hidebound by any such superstitions.

Not depraved, certainly, unless you insist on judging it by a hidebound ethic.

It is more free and easy, not so hidebound and overrun with hypocrisy.

He comes from a part of the country that's not so hidebound by caste as this country.

The Amphibs were, in their way, as hidebound—no pun intended—as the Land-walkers.

In the matter of evening costume, you see, Jeeves is hidebound and reactionary.

Now this young zealot was a man of imagination, hidebound only in his traditions.

But I should be sorry for you to think me hidebound in my prejudices.

The average radical is as hidebound by mere terms as the man devoid of all ideas.

The creation of the Tsar-Mayor shows that the American citizen is not hidebound by prejudice.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from hide (n.1) + past tense of bind (v.). Original reference is to emaciated cattle with skin sticking closely to backbones and ribs; metaphoric sense of "restricted by narrow attitudes" is first recorded c.1600.

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