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bound to, be

Be certain or destined to; also, be determined or resolved to. For example, We are bound to hear from them soon, or No matter what they say, she is bound to run for mayor. This usage is derived from the older sense of bound as "obliged." [Mid-1500s]
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References in classic literature ?
the first person I meet in the street is bound to be my second, just as he would be bound to pull a drowning man out of water.
For if I be bound to pray for all that be in distress, I am sure that I am bound, so far as it is in my power, to practice what I pray for.