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be bound to
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It is a good thing that life is not as serious as it seems to a waiter.Don Herold
See also bound to
- (with infinitive of a verb) Indicates certainty. Often used about people to avoid ambiguity of obligation meaning of must.
- John is bound to arrive soon. (Where must could mean obligation. Here we mean: He's never late for a meeting.).
- (with infinitive of a verb) Also used as a past for must.
- He was bound to fail.
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