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Bound

Describing a party to a contract who is legally obligated to follow that contract. A bound party who violates the contract may be sued for damages.
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In The Sheik's tent The Sheik rose at last, and, pointing toward the bound captive, turned to one of his lieutenants.
He had allowed himself to be led, pushed, carried, lifted, bound, and bound again.
And here is where the Winged Monkeys captured and bound us, and flew away with little Dorothy," he continued, after they had traveled a little way farther.
He was facing the Englishman, and as his eyes took in the bound ankles and the arms drawn tightly behind the other's back, a slow smile lighted his features.
They made way with foot and hand, kicking and thrusting dragging and shoving, the bound captives to either side of the space which the canoe was to occupy.
He pulled out the thorn and bound up the paw of the Lion, who was soon able to rise and lick the hand of Androcles like a dog.
Before your marriage she did all she could do--without betraying secrets which, as a good mother, she was bound to respect--to induce her son to act justly toward you.
The first statement of each man--ever an ancient one in homeward- bound forecastles--was: "No boarding-house sharks in mine.
I came to myself in darkness, in great pain, bound hand and foot, and deafened by many unfamiliar noises.
Not feeling the motion of her legs, Laska bounded with a stiff gallop, so that at each bound she could stop short, to the right, away from the wind that blew from the east before sunrise, and turned facing the wind.
Nay, you may have met with another whom you may love; and considering yourself as bound in honour to Elizabeth, this struggle may occasion the poignant misery which you appear to feel.
They had been seen on the Tower Wharf that morning, embarking on board the steamer bound for Rotterdam.