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noun [plural] confines pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑnˌfaɪnz/

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  1. 1
    the borders or edges of a place
    They spent most of their time within the confines of the school.
  2. 2
    the limits of something such as an activity or way of life
    You can’t really discuss politics within the confines of a novel.


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