It is at once confining and infinitely sinuous, so at Biennale-time it abounds with situations I call Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!
The decision to leave the confining comforts of home this past November was “awful,” says Grace.
Very few liquor sellers, confining themselves to their legitimate business, fail in this city.
I am considering them apart, and confining myself wholly to the words of the song.
confining yourself rigidly to fact, the questions of fact are: 'Does Mr. Bounderby ask me to marry him?'
Vast sums of money are expended in confining this river within its banks.
Equally young and attractive, they were talking in undertones, confining their words within the narrow circle of the waltz.
Nor could one count upon her confining her activities to one location.
I rose and stood before a mirror, and shaking my hair loose from the confining comb, saw that her words were true.
Very naturally the talk did not end by confining itself to one household.
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.