Usage examples for binds

  1. And your wish not to lose me, binds me to you more closely. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. It is well to weave a half- inch of the cotton warp for filling, as this binds the ends more firmly than wool. – How to make rugs by Candace Wheeler
  3. One link binds Carlsruhe with the traditions of ecclesiastical art in Germany, and that is a most acceptable statue of Ervin von Steinbach, the master- builder of Strasburg's cathedral. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  4. Our Country Folks, who in Health, naturally dislike red Wine, prefer it when Sick; which is wrong, as it binds them up more than white Wine. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  5. Reasons of state invite us as friends and neighbours by the preservation of our lives and property, but the interest of religion binds us as Christians and brethren to the mutual defence of the liberty of our consciences. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  6. Its commanding position, with reference to the Gulf of Mexico and the West India seas; the character of its population; its situation midway between our southern coast and the island of St. Domingo; its safe and capacious harbor of the Havana, fronting a long line of our shores destitute of the same advantage; the nature of its productions and of its wants, furnishing the supplies and needing the returns of a commerce immensely profitable and mutually beneficial,- give it an importance in the sum of our national interests with which that of no other foreign territory can be compared, and little inferior to that which binds the different members of this Union together. – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  7. The extent to which custom really binds is doubtful. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  8. The third coat is the sub- mucous, made up of loose connective tissues, and binds the mucous to the muscular coat. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  9. Binds with corn- stalks to protect against rabbits. – The Apple by Various
  10. She feels pleased and tickled at the thought that she will be rid directly of the baby that binds her hand and foot. – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  11. You know something, now, of the tie that binds my boy to Sequoia. – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  12. This money he thrust into Merriwell's hands, saying: There you have it, and that binds the bargain between us. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  13. But nothing binds you; you have more than acquitted yourself toward him by refusing for more than two years past the royal hands offered you. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  14. Convey this present to his highness; 'tis As yet no chain, it binds me not as yet, But out of it may grow a link to bind me. – Mary Stuart A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  15. I had talked about the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council being a body which " binds without friction and links without strain," and Lord Granville did the same. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  16. Each of these Powers binds itself to use all the means at its disposal to put an end to this trade, and to punish those engaged in it. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  17. Honour binds each of us to someone else. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  18. She makes herself as beautiful as possible and sits on the front porch with him, and I would call that an honorable cause for marriage, but Roxanne says that in Byrdsville no tie binds a lady to marry a gentleman until after it is done. – Phyllis by Maria Thompson Daviess