Phrases with the verb "to bind"

Examples of verb "to bind" in the Conditional Tense

Bind (Conditional)

I wonder if you would bind some books for me.

If only he did not find some one woman, some Circe, who would bind and enslave him in these Later years as she had herself done in his earlier ones all might yet be well.

It would not bind you too tight — it would give you a base, a laboratory, a centre.

I would not bind myself to allow them any thing yearly.

The callants! I would not bind them to a life like mine; they would have done better for themselves, though it would have killed granny, and been a sore burden upon Jeannie and me.

She had beautiful brooches and rings of sparkling stones, too, and would bind her head round in a rich-looking scarf of most lovely colours.

She had hoped that in the future the frail arms of a child would bind their two lives together in a bond which nothing on earth could break, a bond of affection, of gratitude, of tender respect.

We had taught ourselves to think you would have bound yourself closer with us down here, instead of separating yourself entirely from us.

He laughed, and shouted, “Here, Janet, here is a lover for thee would bind thee in chains of gold; and a tall lad into the bargain, I promise thee.

The poets feign, that the rest of the gods would have bound Jupiter; which he hearing of, by the counsel of Pallas, sent for Briareus, with his hundred hands, to come in to his aid.

Examples of verb "to bind" in the Pluperfect Tense

Bind (Pluperfect)

Clara, therefore, had declared quite loudly that Marion had made an absolute prisoner of him,—had bound him hand and foot,—would not let him call his life his own.

Of course he had not bound himself to any special mode of life; — but had he, in his present condition, allied himself more closely to Mrs. Smith, he would, to some extent, have thrown Dick over.

The men had come from exile, or they had refused to join the Roman enterprise:—they, in fact, had bound themselves to me; and that means, I was irrevocably bound to them.

The last tie that had bound him to his native earth was severed, and he was going out from here to make a life for himself as each man must — alone.

It was clear from what Mrs. Ansell said that Amherst had not bound himself definitely, since he would not have done so without informing his wife.

Over the chair they had thrown a red flag, and to the back of it they had bound a pike with a red cap on its top.

Here, too, in this very house of her happiness with her father, she had bound herself to the man voluntarily, quite inexplicably.

So he blithely laid about him, and contrived to crack a couple of heads before they had bound him and flung him, helpless, down upon the road, livid, blasphemant, and vastly furious.

And on the moment of their pausing I felt a surge of strength, a snapping of the spell that had bound us, an instantaneous withdrawal of the inhibiting force.

And our two were married; they had bound themselves together under a penalty of scandalous disgrace, to take the life-long consequences of their passionate association.

Examples of verb "to bind" in the Future Tense

Bind (Future)

Would that thy blood and the blood of Eric ran with the blood of Björn and Ospakar! That tale must yet be told, Gudruda. There shall be binding on of Hell-shoes at Middalhof, but I bind them not.

Intellectual criticism will bind Europe together in bonds far closer than those that can be forged by shopman or sentimentalist.

Your father and I have agreed that she shall not bind herself in any way, nor be married, before twenty.

But on top of that you won’t refuse to promise not to tell Horace?’ ‘I will not bind myself in any way whatever.

No secret treaties shall be binding on individuals, organisations or communities.

Would that thy blood and the blood of Eric ran with the blood of Björn and Ospakar! That tale must yet be told, Gudruda. There shall be binding on of Hell-shoes at Middalhof, but I bind them not.

Ah, Gawd, I love you so!    When a man is tired there is naught will bind ’im;    All ’e solemn promised ’e will shove be’ind ’im.

You shall live unharmed in the flame of the spirit, and nothing that is gross shall bind your limbs or hinder your thought.

It was a very handsome thing in my Lord Treasurer, and will bind the Church to him for ever.

It is therefore less important than the rest, and Bacon declares that he will not bind himself to the conclusions which it contains.

Examples of verb "to bind" in the Perfect Tense

Bind (Perfect)

I blush to think how easily I might have bound you and your daughter to me, and what a miserable idiot I was, when I took her for one! Friends, one and all, my house is very lonely to-night.

But you no sooner have bound your perfidious head with vows, but you shine out more charming by far, and come forth the public care of our youth.

But this is a wild and an inconsiderate deed, to which my fate or my folly has bound me.

You have brought into your bower a lion’s cub; delighted with the beauty of his fur, and the grace of his gambols, you have bound him with no fetters befitting the fierceness of his disposition.

She grasped the girdle around her waist and would fain have bound him, but his hand prevented it in such a wise that her limbs and all her body cracked.

I do not want the connection which has bound us together sitting opposite each other all night long to be broken.

But we that have bound our wrists with cowslips might join ’em with a stouter chain.

In fact all the bonds which have bound the landlord to his land are to be annihilated.

Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.

I know you, M. Aronnax. You and your companions will not, perhaps, have so much to complain of in the chance which has bound you to my fate.

Examples of verb "to bind" in the Gerund Form

Bind (Gerund)

Our only chance is binding men together in one common interest; and if some are cowards and some are fools, they mun come along and join the great march, whose only strength is in numbers.

To be binding is to mean Sunday Saturday and eight o'clock.

Indeed, he had thought it to be binding on himself till he had found himself under his mother’s influence at the parsonage.

The thing stands thus, sahib, and I tell it to you because I know that an oath is binding upon a Feringhee, and that we may trust you.

Others will find out whether the ceremony of marriage which you went through with me is binding on you or not.

Examples of verb "to bind" in the Imperfect Tense

Bind (Imperfect)

One assistant was binding up a vein, from which a considerable quantity of blood had been taken; another, who had just washed the face of the patient, was holding aromatic vinegar to his nostrils.

I doubted if the elect were infallible, and if the Scripture promises to them were binding in all situations and relations.

But he knew that these rules did not bind him to warn Eva Raydon definitely that what she said now might be used in evidence against her.

Once on such an occasion, Caroline had said to him, looking up from the luxuriant creeper she was binding to its frame, ‘Ah! Robert, you do not like old maids.

Marriage was brought about as a rule in the form of infant betrothal, which was binding on both parties; it was accompanied by the exchange of relatives; always there were certain mutual obligations.

They did not bind their prisoner, but contented themselves with leading his horse between a file of men.

Other verbs and sentences related to "bind"

Verbs similar to bind


Yet Alvina, though in loyalty she adhered to her beloved Miss Frost, did not really mind the quiet suggestive power of Miss Pinnegar. For Miss Pinnegar was not vulgarly insinuating.


As it was, he had promised to stick to the shop, and was sticking to it manfully.


He held her in his arms, but he could not attain his object, as his large whip, which he was holding in his hand and waving behind the girl’s back in desperation, interfered with his efforts.


The affair proves, as I always thought it would, to be an extremely simple one, but I am obliged to you for assisting me in my investigation.


The personal has bandaged all your eyes.


In the month of July, 1839, Rey quitted, voluntarily, the service of M. de Montrichard; and Peytel, about this period, meeting him at Lyons, did not hesitate to attach him to his service.


After a quarter of an hour wasted in constrained inquiries on one side, in reluctant replies on the other, she ventured near the dangerous subject at last.


Depend upon this, as an infallible maxim to guide you through life: IT’S AS EASY TO GET A RICH WIFE AS A POOR ONE; — the same bait that will hook a fly will hook a salmon.


My active mind, when once it seized upon this new idea, fastened on it with extreme avidity.


It would have tethered his attention for too long to the personal.


Each bottle, therefore, produced as many currents as united would be sufficient to produce all the phenomena of the electric telegraph.


A fussy, demonstrative dog, that can never efface himself, I object to: he compels your attention, and puts you in a subordinate place: you are his attendant, not he yours.


Invariably these revivals followed periods of sordid and restricted living.


I could see he was moved in his correct, restrained way, and in his own way, too, he tried to move me with something that would be very simple.


I did not strap on the straightjacket as was customary when he slept, since I saw that he was too feeble to be dangerous, even if he woke in mental disorder once more before passing away.


He delayed, visibly, to say what he had come for, and his hesitation could only be connected with the presence of the old lady.


You have attempted to coerce an important section of the British Press. That, if published, would seal the doom of your party with British public opinion.


But he had already committed the indiscretion of a repartee, which was scarcely consistent with an attitude of extreme despair.


All circumstances had combined to make it practicable in Britannula, but all these circumstances might never be combined again.


Marian Yule spoke in rather slow tones, thoughtfully, gently; she had linked her fingers, and laid her hands, palms downwards, upon her lap — a nervous action.


It was possible, he replied, that he might have initiated his intimate friend the stable puss into his new accomplishment, but it was unlikely that his teaching could have taken a wider range as yet.


Or else he would have lashed himself for hanging on the beautiful eyes of a woman.


Very often he was in Germany or in the South of England engaged on business.


An anecdote was related to us this morning, by a member of the cabinet, a striking one amongst the innumerable instances of fortune’s caprices.


If I had not forced you both to follow me out of England on the first of April, you would have been made State prisoners on the second.


Even at this early hour it was crowded with pilgrims, principally Badawin and Wahhabis, who had secured favourable positions for hearing the sermon.


He relied upon it to consolidate his position.