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bound sb. (‘bound’=leap is a different word)
1. boundary, limit, barrier (lit. and fig.) Tp. I. ii. 97 “A confidence sans bound,” MND. III. ii. 65, John III. i. 23 “Like a proud river peering o'er his bounds” ; Ham. IV. vii. 128 “Revenge should have no bounds.”
2. chiefly pl. territory, district, precinct Err. I. i. 133 “through the bounds of Asia,” Tim. V. iv. 61 “in your city's bounds” ; sometimes sing. = area Tp. II. i. 159 “bound of land,” 1H4 V. iv. 90.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.7
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 2.1
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