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bourn2: boundary, confine, limit Wint. I. ii. 135 “No 'twixt his and mine,” Ant. I. i. 16 “I'll set a how far to be belov'd,” Lr. IV. vi. 58 “this chalky ” (=Dover cliffs). ∥ The meaning in Ham. III. i. 79 “country from whose No traveller returns” has been variously taken by modern writers to be ‘goal’ and ‘realm, domain’.
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    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 4.6
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.1
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