hard·​bound | \ ˈhärd-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce hardbound (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web On the shelves, hardbound scripts of most of the movies Witherspoon has made sit in stacks and remind you of the sheer breadth of her work. Zoë Ghertner, Vogue, "Reese Witherspoon: Activist, Advocate, Hollywood’s Moral Compass," 10 Jan. 2019 Under prison policy, hardbound publications, other than legal or religious publications, that are larger than 8 ½ x 11 or more than two inches thick are not allowed. Anne Blythe And Ames Alexander, charlotteobserver, "‘New Jim Crow’ was banned from NC prisons in the morning. By afternoon, the book was off the list. | Charlotte Observer," 23 Jan. 2018 On the conference table lay Regan’s personal copy of his yearbook: the 1977 edition from Mill Lane Junior High in New York, its green hardbound cover darkened by grime. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, WIRED, "Tale of a Would-Be Spy, Buried Treasure, and Uncrackable Code," 25 Jan. 2010

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First Known Use of hardbound

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Hardbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardbound. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hardbound

chiefly US, of a book : having a stiff or hard cover

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