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for To keep within bounds
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Bound \Bound\ (bound), n. [OE. bounde, bunne, OF. bonne, bonde,
bodne, F. borne, fr. LL. bodina, bodena, bonna; prob. of
Celtic origin; cf. Arm. bonn boundary, limit, and boden, bod,
a tuft or cluster of trees, by which a boundary or limit
could be marked. Cf. Bourne.]
The external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of
any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or
within which something is limited or restrained; limit;
confine; extent; boundary.
He hath compassed the waters with bounds. --Job xxvi.
On earth's remotest bounds. --Campbell.
And mete the bounds of hate and love. --Tennyson.
To keep within bounds, not to exceed or pass beyond
assigned limits; to act with propriety or discretion.
Syn: See Boundary.
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