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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confines

    The boundary was originally the landmark, that which marked off one piece of territory from another. The bound is the limit, marked or unmarked. Now, however, the difference between the two words has come to be simply one of usage. As regards territory, we speak of the boundaries of a nation or of an estate; the bounds of a college, a ball-ground, etc. Bounds may be used for all within the limits, boundary for the limiting line only. Boundary looks to that which is without; bound only to that which is within. Hence we speak of the bounds, not the boundaries, of a subject, of the universe, etc.; we say the students were forbidden to go beyond the bounds. A barrier is something that bars ingress or egress. A barrier may be a boundary, as was the Great Wall of China. Bourn, or bourne, is a poetical expression for bound or boundary. A border is a strip of land along the boundary. Edge is a sharp terminal line, as where river or ocean meets the land. Limit is now used almost wholly in the figurative sense; as, the limit of discussion, of time, of jurisdiction. Line is a military term; as, within the lines, or through the lines, of an army. Compare BARRIER; END.

    Synonyms:
    barrier, border, bound, boundary, bourn, bourne, edge, enclosure, frontier, landmark, limit, line, marches, marge, margin, term, termination, verge

    Antonyms:
    center, citadel, estate, inside, interior, land, region, territory

    Preposition:
    The boundaries of an estate; the boundary between neighboring territories.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confinesnoun

    a bounded scope

    "he stayed within the confines of the city"

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  1. confinesnoun

    Synonyms:
    boundaries, borders, edges, limits, matches, frontiers, precincts

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confinesnoun

    Synonyms:
    boundaries, borders, precincts, outskirts, purlieus, marches, frontiers

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "confines":

    limits, boundaries, borders, limitations, bounds

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How to use confines in a sentence?

  1. Michel Foucault:

    The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.

  2. Alfred North Whitehead, From the viewbook of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

    The future belongs to those who can rise above the confines of the earth.

  3. Regina King:

    Whether you like it or not, when youve decided to take on this career choice to be a part of the thespian community if you have some success in it, you do have a platform, Regina King said. And I love being a Black woman. I loved being a Black girl. I love being American and its important that people see all of those things together. LOUISVILLE AGREES TO $ 12M SETTLEMENT WITH BREONNA TAYLORS FAMILY, PLEDGES POLICE REFORM Added the If Beale Street Could Talk actress : When you have the platform to celebrate that, when you have the platform to remind those that tend to look past Black girls, Black women and you have the opportunity to celebrate, Im repeating myself, but I will do it a million times over you take it, you seize it. And so when I saw my sister Uzo [ Aduba ] had on the same shirt, it just was a confirmation that this was right. Regina King told reporters that accepting Regina King Emmy win from the confines of her home gave her more jitters than she would have on stageand lamented the fact that Regina King couldnt share the honor with Regina King cast and crew. Regina King. ( ABC via Getty Images) I think my nerves are more jittery here at home.

  4. John Berger:

    The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.

  5. Raffy Karamanoukian:

    Provided you do it with an experienced practitioner, Botox has very little risk within the confines of the normal dosages.


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