Definitions of bonds

  1. Chains; imprisonment; in carp., all the timbers disposed in the wall of a house.

Usage examples for bonds

  1. Pray excuse all faults, From your humble servant in the bonds of the Gospel of Christ, E-- W--. – The Dairyman's Daughter by Legh Richmond
  2. But I haven't any more personal experience of the holy bonds of affiancement than you have, my dear child. – The Wishing-Ring Man by Margaret Widdemer
  3. The bonds they set upon your minds do not touch me. – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  4. To me that was no sacrilege, Kari, but rather a righteous deed, to free one from the bonds of a faith in which neither she nor I believe, and to lead her from a living tomb back to life and love. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  5. This army must, of course, first be freed from the bonds which now confined it. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  6. It is necessary to preserve the public confidence in this system in order to find a market for their bonds. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  7. But there were secret bonds of sympathy between us. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  8. And the other man took the bonds. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  9. But still they began to break through the bonds of the gens. – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
  10. It is hardly possible for one who is in these bonds, to attain exalted virtue. – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
  11. Led by a sudden impulse, she put both arms about her, and held her close with a strong but silent tenderness better than any bonds. – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  12. No sooner did the fidalgo find himself at liberty, than seizing a sword which had been left on the ground, he rushed off in the direction his daughter had been carried, followed by his faithful escudeiro, who was the next person released from his bonds. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. " I cannot, I cannot, who am myself in bonds," she replied again. – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  14. What they wanted was for me to give up these bonds to them as soon as I found them. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  15. " Here's twinty thousand dollars iv th' bonds iv th' raypublic. – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  16. The safe was entirely empty, swept clear of all the papers, titles, deeds, bonds which had covered its shelves. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield