Phrases with the verb "to bind"

Examples of verb "to bind" in the Conditional Tense

Bind (Conditional)

In his daughter’s name he promised, but he would not bind himself.

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.

A congress of all the tobacco-lovers in the world could not elect a standard which would be binding upon you or me, or would even much influence us.

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.

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.

First, they would bind themselves to earn their own livings.

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

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.

Dogs and hawks are attached by feeding only — man must have kindness, if you would bind him with the cords of affection and obligation.

Examples of verb "to bind" in the Pluperfect Tense

Bind (Pluperfect)

He read aloud the oath by which we all had bound ourselves.

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.

But to him it held all that had bound him to his lost youth, his lost country, his lost peace; all that had remained of the years that were gone, and were now as a dream of the night.

The chain was at last broken that had bound together those two beings so dissimilar, antagonistic, and ill-matched — Edwin Clayhanger and his father.

As a further precaution they had bound his hands.

This time she was not afraid at all, and ran towards him, washing the wound and laying soothing herbs upon it; and when she had bound it up the lion thanked her in the same manner as before.

It was as he had said: there was no breath stirring; a windless stricture of frost had bound the air; and as we went forth in the shine of the candles, the blackness was like a roof over our heads.

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

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.

Before we had gone half-way, as though our flight had broken whatever bonds had bound them, a clamor arose from the host; a wild shouting, a clanging of swords on shields.

Examples of verb "to bind" in the Future Tense

Bind (Future)

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

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

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

You do not mean to say that you would wish to bind him to his engagement, if he himself thought it would be to his disadvantage?” “Yes; I will bind him to it.

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.

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.

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

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

On the contrary, I will reward you handsomely if you will bind up my foot.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

She bade Darking get mattock and pick from the Sweetbread store, for, said she, “The frost has bound the earth, and earth lies heavy on that which we seek.

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.

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

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.

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.

The lying corn is wet, and when you have bound it, and lift the heavy sheaf to make the stook, the tresses of oats wreathe round each other and drop mournfully.

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.

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.

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

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

Examples of verb "to bind" in the Imperfect Tense

Bind (Imperfect)

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Other verbs and sentences related to "bind"

Verbs similar to bind


But this intention was scarcely adhered to in all its integrity.


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


Cicero, in making this speech, probably felt that, if he could carry the people with him, the College of Priests would not hold the prey with grasping hands.


Indeed, Mr. Hickory at one time thought he should be obliged to speak to this stranger in order to prevent a scene.


It was there that the previous evening the two duennas had bandaged his eyes and those of Coconnas. He had turned to the left, then he had counted twenty steps.


He was strongly attached to the present, heedless of the future, and the socialists troubled him little.


I doubt much whether I would accept such an appointment in any diocese in which I should be constrained to differ much from the bishop.


Delval’s name is Chicot. The woman is always travelling between London and Paris: I saw she was hooking you at Calais; she has hooked ten men, in the course of the last two years, in this very way.


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


Every true soldier thinks first of his horse, so I pray that you will tether yours without, since I have neither ostler nor serving man to whom I may entrust them.


There was a considerable difference between the ages of my parents, but this circumstance seemed to unite them only closer in bonds of devoted affection.


I shall never know what dreadful impulse compels me to write it all down.


I shouldn’t like to restrict my study in that way now.


Some bitter retort was on his tongue, but he restrained himself.


As I am that one, I climb up; and while they are strapping the luggage on the roof, and heaping it into a kind of tray behind, have a good opportunity of looking at the driver.


I know I should not like to be connected with anybody that I thought so meanly of, because that kind of thing I look upon as really wicked; and I should be sorry to think papa was wicked.


A Circumstance that will coerce one man will have no effect upon a man of a different temperament.


It was that he committed these crimes and errors in order to spread certain ideas.


Manifold art had combined to create this exquisite temple, and to guide all its ministrations.


They would be two friends, differing in kind no doubt but differing reciprocally, who had linked themselves in a matrimonial relationship.


He had accused his domestics of peculation, and had initiated legal proceedings with a view of prosecuting in a court of law one of his oldest friends.


There was a sting of salt in the air, and the wind was lashing the water into waves.


His parents, on inquiry, proved to be respectable and pious people, and they proved that his brother John and his cousin Julien had been engaged at a distance on the day of Roulet’s apprehension.


Five-sixths of it related entirely to her own sensations and suspicions, and the sensations and suspicions of her relatives and friends, after they had risen from the table.


Here and there huge balloonlike growths had forced their way upward between the palms, bending them aside and so making their own path to the sunlight.


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


Now they were coalescing, running together and becoming blunter and more closely involved and more and more one consolidated lumpish labouring aggregation.