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Confine meaning

confine - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close.
  2. 2. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; -- followed by on or with.
  3. 3. Common boundary; border; limit; -- used chiefly in the plural.
  4. 4. Apartment; place of restraint; prison.
  5. 5. See Imprison.
  6. 6. Border; limit.
  7. 7. To limit; shut up; imprison; fasten.

confine - examples of usage

  1. It may suffice if I confine myself to Professor Allman's address to the British Association in 1879, as a representative utterance. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. The man who will do anything well must confine himself to doing a very few things. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. Here, indeed, in the very passage of Mr. Spencer's just referred to, the race is throughout regarded as " a series of individuals"- without an attempt to call attention to that other view, in virtue of which we are able to extend to many an idea we had been accustomed to confine to one. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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