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Confine, subst. (cónfine and confíne), 1) bound, limit: vow, bond, nor space, in thee (love) “hath neither sting, knot, nor c.” Compl. 265. “put into circumscription and c.” Oth. I, 2, 27.
2) prison: “in which there are many --s, wards and dungeons,” Hml. II, 2, 252. “the poor third is up, till death enlarge his c.” Ant. III, 5, 13.
3) the space within the borders of which some thing is restrained: in whose c. immured “is the store which should example where your equal grew?” Sonn. 84, 3. “this c. of blood and breath,” John IV, 2, 246. “nature in you stands on the very verge of her c.” Lr. II, 4, 150.
4) district, territory: “when he enters the --s of a tavern,” Rom. III, 1, 6. “spirits which I have from their --s called,” Tp. IV, 121. “the erring spirit hies to his c.” Hml. I, 1, 155. “here in these --s slily have I lurked,” R3 IV, 4, 3. “should in their own --s have their round haunches gored,” As II, 1, 24. “from our quiet --s fright fair peace,” R2 I, 3, 137. “measure our --s with such peaceful steps,” III, 2, 125. “now, neighbour --s, purge you of your scum,” H4B IV, 5, 124. “shall in these --s cry havock,” Caes. III, 1, 272.
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