Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fastened by the pressure of earth; firmly fixed in the earth; hence, figuratively, bound by earthly ties or interests.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of earthbound.

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Examples

  • We know we're fooling ourselves if we imagine this virtual dance is immune to earth-bound laws of cause and effect.

    Wendi L. Adamek: The Nature Of Reality And The Long-Distance Relationship

  • Far from the glitz of Zurich boutiques and ski resorts like St. Moritz, we've also discovered a more earth-bound Switzerland, where farmers still cut hay with hand scythes and offer thirsty cyclists a drink from their mountain-fed springs.

    Alpine Cycling Without (Much) Pain

  • Yet he ignores the paradox itself: If motion is really only relative—that is, if the earth-bound traveller, when viewed by the airborne one, is the one who seems to move—why does not the same effect also apply to the earthbound clock?

    A Laboratory in the Sky

  • We know we're fooling ourselves if we imagine this virtual dance is immune to earth-bound laws of cause and effect.

    Wendi L. Adamek: The Nature Of Reality And The Long-Distance Relationship

  • It was like I lived on a freer, wilder plane than my grubby, earth-bound cousins, who by now were gathered around laughing, snapping photos of me.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • But in preparation for May 21, some Americans have quit their jobs, settled their affairs, and arranged for their care of their earth-bound pets, for they believe this Saturday is the Rapture.

    Roy Speckhardt: Rapture Fever

  • Mark Wigley, dean of Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, said the lessons from the class could be applied to more earth-bound efforts.

    It Takes Moon Shot to Ace This Class

  • Coconut layer cakes are often towering white pastries, generously coated with shredded coconut so that they resemble an earth-bound cloud.

    Coconut Layer Cake with Coconut Chocolate Frosting | Baking Bites

  • But in preparation for May 21, some Americans have quit their jobs, settled their affairs, and arranged for their care of their earth-bound pets, for they believe this Saturday is the Rapture.

    Roy Speckhardt: Rapture Fever

  • And all the time I knew it was Ed Morrell's knuckle that thus cruelly held me earth-bound.

    Chapter 11

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