It seems as if at every turn, the governments involved have actively, even joyously, bounded towards the worst possible decision.
A rousing finish briefly electrified the hall as Ryan and Ann Romney bounded onto the stage and the balloons dropped on cue.
Flannery jumped out of the car and bounded forward as the bird quickly withdrew its head at her approach.
Everything changed, however, when Michele Bachmann bounded onto the main stage.
To mark the occasion, the two bounded up on stage to the tune of “The Boys Are Back in Town.”
Bill Kester bounded to the center of the ring, but Dan rose methodically.
Bruce bounded through the door and dropped from the platform.
Suddenly he bounded over a wall, and fell amongst us like a thunderbolt.
He bounded on up to the door of the hut and fell exhausted within.
But it was scarcely loose before it jerked the reins away and bounded up to the vehicle.
"fastened," mid-14c., in figurative sense of "compelled," from bounden, past participle of bind (v.). Meaning "under obligation" is from late 15c.; the literal sense "made fast by tying" is the latest recorded (1550s).
"ready to go," c.1200, boun, from Old Norse buinn past participle of bua "to prepare," also "to dwell, to live," from Proto-Germanic *bowan (cf. Old High German buan "to dwell," Old Danish both "dwelling, stall"), from PIE root *bheue- "to be, exist, dwell" (see be). Final -d is presumably through association with bound (adj.1).
"limit," c.1200, from Anglo-Latin bunda, from Old French bonde "limit, boundary, boundary stone" (12c., Modern French borne), variant of bodne, from Medieval Latin bodina, perhaps from Gaulish. Now chiefly in out of bounds, which originally referred to limits imposed on students at schools.
"to form the boundary of," also "to set the boundaries of," late 14c., from bound (n.). Related: Bounded; bounding.
"to leap," 1580s, from French bondir "to rebound, resound, echo," from Old French bondir "to leap, rebound; make a noise, beat (a drum)," 13c., ultimately "to echo back," from Vulgar Latin *bombitire "to buzz, hum" (see bomb (n.)), perhaps on model of Old French tentir, from Vulgar Latin *tinnitire.
theory
In domain theory, a subset S of a cpo X is bounded if there exists x in X such that for all s in S, s <= x. In other words, there is some element above all of S. If every bounded subset of X has a least upper bound then X is boundedly complete.
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