confine confine  /kən ˈfaɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) place limits on (extent or access)
  2. (v) restrict or confine,
  3. (v) prevent from leaving or from being removed
  4. (v) close in
  5. (v) deprive of freedom; take into confinement
  6. (v) to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

Usage(s):

  1. Instead, he was seized and confined to a dank room underneath the Juyuan Hotel with 40 other abducted petitioners.
  2. In the beginning, this vision was largely confined to disadvantaged neighborhoods.
  3. It is only when Hoke is retired and Miss Daisy is confined to a home for the elderly that the two fully realize that they've been friends and kindred spirits all along.

News

  1. Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Irish poet Richard Brinsley Sheridan didn’t confine his lyrical wit to well-crafted poems on the printed page. He used it to say things that would advance his practical ambitions. For example, when he first met the woman who would eventually become his wife, he said to her, “Why don’t you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you.” That’s the kind of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Antonio Current

  2. Israel signals readiness to limit settlement building for peace

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Monday that Israel was ready to confine Jewish settlement expansion to the blocs of occupied territory it wants to keep under any peace deal with the Palestinians, in a nod to U.S. efforts to revive stalled negotiations. Settlement construction was cited as a key reason for the breakdown of U.S.-sponsored peace talks in 2010, and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu Signals Willingness To Freeze Settlements

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Monday that Israel was ready to confine Jewish settlement expansion to the blocs of occupied territory it wants to keep under any peace deal with the Palestinians, in a nod to U.S. efforts to revive stalled negotiations. Click here for the rest of the article...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Forward

Quotes

  1. Responding to a question about judicial activism, Roberts said, "When the other branches of government exceed their constitutionally-mandated limits, the courts can act to confine them to the proper bounds. It is judicial self-restraint, however,...
    on Aug 2, 2005 By: John Roberts Source: Washington Post

  2. "I understand from the publicity that Gordon Ramsay is a good chef," Ms Gillard said. "I think perhaps what he should do is confine himself to the kitchen and make nice things for people to eat rather than make public comments about others."
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: Julia Gillard Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "We should not confine ourselves to developing just one new model. After the fifth-generation fighter jet, we must think and get down to work on a next-generation, long-range aviation complex -- our new strategic missile carrier," Putin said.
    on Mar 1, 2010 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Malaysia Star

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