My feelings are too large to live just within the confines of my heart.
The painful end, drawn out in time, Stein confines mercifully to a few paragraphs.
In the book, you stay pretty much within the confines of Watergate, right?
What would—what could—Kakar say within the confines of an hour?
She said the freedom to live life outside the confines of a “surveillance society” is a unifying American value.
For thousands of miles beyond its confines the influence of the city was felt.
Most of that story belongs beyond the confines of the present book.
The story of Swift and Esther Vanhomrigh is a story of passion, and runs on the confines of madness.
Thus did the voice of the dead speak from the confines of the grave!
But they always let him pass, and so he came at length to the confines of Liége.
c.1400, "boundary, limit" (usually as confines), from Old French confins "boundaries," from Medieval Latin confines, from Latin confinium (plural confinia) "boundary, limit," from confine, neuter of confinis "bordering on, having the same boundaries," from com- "with" (see com-) + finis "an end" (see finish (n.)).
1520s, "to border on," from Middle French confiner, from confins (n.); see confine (n.). Sense of "keeping within limits" is from 1590s. Related: Confined; confining.