bound up

  1. closely or inseparably connected or associated with
    his career is bound up with the fortunes of the enterprise
  2. deeply devoted to
    is wrapped up in his family
    bound up in her teaching
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How To Use bound up In A Sentence

  • One of the nastiest is the way in which male honour is seen as bound up with female behaviour so that any supposed compromise or scandal in what happens to women, even becoming a rape victim, justifies violence against them as well as against their abusers or seducers; hence the 'honour killings' of young girls that disfigure some societies even today. Temple Address: "Becoming Trustworthy: Respect and Self-Respect" Church House
  • In this crucible I have mixed together just one ounce of sugar and one and one-eighth ounces of solidified oxygen, solidified by the force of chemical affinity and bound up in a white salt called chlorate of potash. Religion and Chemistry
  • The spies on both sides are pretty louche characters, and espionage is portrayed as intimately bound up with military and business interests.
  • The activity, or appetition, that Leibniz regards as characterizing the monads is intimately bound up with his Principle of Sufficient Reason. Continental Rationalism
  • He said vitrified radioactive materials would be bound up in glass or other depositories and would not be easily released.
  • He was too bound up in his own problems to listen to any of mine.
  • A most sacred obligation was bound up with a most atrocious crime.
  • Which notwithstanding being first allowed for private devotion, they were by little and little brought into the use of the church, _permitted rather than allowed_ to be sung before and after sermons; afterwards printed and bound up with the Notes and Queries, Number 184, May 7, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
  • Human rights in general and the right to communicate in particular are bound up with the notion of democracy.
  • The victim of horrendous physical and emotional abuse, she was failed by all those who were bound up in her care.
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