verb (used with object), con·fined, con·fin·ing.
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The decision to leave the confining comforts of home this past November was “awful,” says Grace.The Westboro Defectors Speak: Phelps Granddaughters Embrace Tolerance|John Avlon|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is at once confining and infinitely sinuous, so at Biennale-time it abounds with situations I call Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!
This they did not do; confining themselves to the recall of the Marquis Pallavicini.The Liberation of Italy|Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
It comforted me not a little, that the word was now out: "My confining must be, for not allowing of a book!"An English Garner (4 of 8)|Various
Xylotect, not confining himself to words, procured the appointment of Myconius to the college school of Lucerne.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
He was still "hunting trouble," as one of the men expressed it, but with the confining ropes about his fetlocks was powerless.Bert Wilson in the Rockies|J. W. Duffield
Moreover, they had scarcely injured a human being; confining their wrath to graven images.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74|John Lothrop Motley