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Confinement meaning

confinement - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion.
  2. 2. Restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by childbirth; lying- in.
  3. 3. Restraint; imprisonment.

confinement - examples of usage

  1. His confinement must have been much less disagreeable to him than it would have been to one of less hardy temperament. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. Women come for their daughters; daughters for their mothers; some want assistance during an approaching confinement, others ask for a small loan, to be repaid by instalments, with which to tide over their difficulties. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. But then, how sweet are the little love scenes, snatched at distant intervals of holiday, and fondly dwelt on through many a long day of household labour and confinement! - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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