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 for To be confined
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Confine \Con*fine"\ (k[o^]n*f[imac]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Confined; p. pr. & vb. n. Confining.] [F. confiner to
     border upon, LL. confinare to set bounds to; con- + finis
     boundary, end. See Final, Finish.]
     To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound;
     to shut up; to inclose; to keep close.
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           Now let not nature's hand
           Keep the wild flood confined! let order die! --Shak.
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           He is to confine himself to the compass of numbers and
           the slavery of rhyme.                    --Dryden.
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     To be confined, to be in childbed.
  
     Syn: To bound; limit; restrain; imprison; immure; inclose;
          circumscribe; restrict.
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