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confines

plural noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go
  • within the confines of the city

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2 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something
  • outside the confines of the school walls

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3 an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends
  • that's beyond the confines of my power as dean of the college

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confines

verb
present tense third-person singular of confine

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1 to set bounds or an upper limit for
  • will confine my remarks to the subject we came here to discuss

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2 to put in or as if in prison
  • the accused was confined until the trial could take place

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“Confines.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/confines. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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