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hardbound

[ hahrd-bound ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈbaʊnd /
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adjective
(of a book) bound with a stiff cover, usually of cloth or leather; casebound.
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Origin of hardbound

First recorded in 1725–35; hard + bound1
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How to use hardbound in a sentence

  • So, we “archive activists” went to a far back corner of a reading room at the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library and discovered scores of huge, hardbound volumes of old “Cavalier Daily” student newspapers.

  • Yes, the hard-bound human mind, like the hardbound soil, has to be ploughed up.

    Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
  • "I would'nt be angry, Cousin," said little Sam, when the porpoise gave token that he was hardbound in slumber.

    Chanticleer|Cornelius Mathews
  • The baroness was not a young woman, and she was a hardbound Blue.

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