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    meaning of "be bound to"

    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from True Pleasures by Lucinda Holdforth:

    "Corinne slowly dies, but not before reuniting the married couple and ensuring that their future relationship will always be bound to her memory."

    Is this saying that Corinne wants to make sure that the married couple will always remember her?


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    Re: meaning of "be bound to"

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    Is this saying that Corinne wants to make sure that the married couple will always remember her?
    Yep, that's what I'd guess.

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    Last edited by monty mike; 08-Aug-2008 at 16:13.

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    Re: meaning of "be bound to"

    "Corinne slowly dies, but not before reuniting the married couple and ensuring that their future relationship will always be bound to her(Connie's) memory."

    Is this saying that Corinne wants to make sure that the married couple will always remember her?
    It seems to imply the other way round i.e. Connie will remember the couple though it doesn't make sense.

    not a teacher

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    Re: meaning of "be bound to"

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    It seems to imply the other way round i.e. Connie will remember the couple though it doesn't make sense.

    not a teacher
    I agree with Eway and monty. Corinne's dead; we can assume she doesn't have a memory to speak of. "Her memory" means "memories of her".

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    Re: meaning of "be bound to"

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    "Corinne slowly dies, but not before reuniting the married couple and ensuring that their future relationship will always be bound to her memory."
    It has nothing to do with intentions. What Corrine does ensures (makes sure) that the couple will always remember her.



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