Definitions of bourne

  1.   an archaic term for a goal or destination
  2.   A bound; a boundary; a limit. Hence: Point aimed at; goal.
  3.   A stream or rivulet; a burn.
  4.   A burn.
  5.   A limit; bound; goal; end.
  6.   an archaic term for a boundary

Quotes of bourne

  1. All roads indeed lead to Rome, but theirs also is a more mystical destination, some bourne of which no traveller knows the name, some city, they all seem to hint, even more eternal. – Richard Le Gallienne

Usage examples for bourne

  1. It will be developed, and in order to its development, there must be some means of development beyond the bourne of time. ” – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. Another half- mile and they had reached the bourne of their expedition. ” – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  3. The fields around him glistened with dews, and a little wandering wind, blowing lightly from some bourne in the hills, strayed down over the slopes, bringing with it an unimaginable odour and freshness, and fluttered over the pond, leaving a little path of dancing silver ripples across the mirror- glory of the water. ” – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  4. Some of these myriad visions formed part of his, and his formed part of theirs, and all were part of the great vision that was brooding upon the bourne of time and space. ” – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  5. “ " Nay," answer'd Arthur, " ever, as before, 98 Alone the Pilgrim to his bourne must go; But range the men conceal'd along the shore; Set watch, from these green turrets, for the foe; Moor'd to the marge where broadest hangs the bough, Hide from the sun the glitter of the prow:- And so farewell!" ” – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton

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