hardbound

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

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Examples of hardbound in a Sentence

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, 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, 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, 25 Jan. 2010

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First Known Use of hardbound

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hardbound was in 1906

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“Hardbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardbound. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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hardbound

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hardbound

: having a stiff or hard cover

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