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1. confines

noun. ['ˈkɑːnˌfaɪnz, kənˈfaɪnz'] a bounded scope.

Synonyms

  • compass
  • ambit
  • orbit
  • range
  • scope

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • top out
  • fail
  • incapability

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Rhymes with Confines

  • undermines
  • redefines
  • karlheinz
  • reclines
  • inclines
  • declines
  • combines
  • resigns
  • refines
  • designs
  • defines
  • burdines
  • burdine's
  • whines
  • stines
  • stein's
  • steines
  • spines
  • shrines
  • opines
  • klein's
  • glines
  • clines
  • brines
  • assigns
  • alines
  • aligns
  • affines
  • zines
  • wynes

Sentences with confines


1. Noun, plural
The trowel may be easier to use to dig with because of the tight confines of the hole.

Quotes about confines


1. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

2. Reading changes your life. Reading unlocks worlds unknown or forgotten, taking travelers around the world and through time. Reading helps you escape the confines of school and pursue your own education. Through characters – the saints and the sinners, real or imagined – reading shows you how to be a better human being.
- Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

3. The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary.
- Italo Calvino

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