verb (used with object), con·fined, con·fin·ing.
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It is naïve to imagine that a militarized police will confine itself to surgical strikes in crime-ridden areas.
These questions simply will not confine themselves to quiet rooms.Paul Begala: The Strangely Silent Jan. 23 Debate in Tampa|Paul Begala|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In war, for instance, we certainly mean to confine our aspirations for life to ourselves and our allies.
But he was not on that account forced to confine himself to literature.Stories of Authors, British and American|Edwin Watts Chubb
At the same time this very liberty seems to hamper and confine the Swedenborgians.The Religious Life of London|J. Ewing Ritchie
We must not confine our attention to what may be called the high and dry school of literary orthodoxy.Res Judicat|Augustine Birrell
But I should be doing injustice to my subject were I to confine my arguments in favor of their study to this horizon.American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them|Daniel G. Brinton
To come down considerably in our demands, and confine ourselves to the narrow limits of the laboratory.Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith|Robert Patterson