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be bound and determined

To be very focused on completing a particular task or goal. My brother has been practicing all summer because he's bound and determined to make the basketball team this year. I am bound and determined to lose weight, so please don't bring any sweets into the house.
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bound and determined

Cliché very determined; very committed or dedicated (to something). We were bound and determined to get there on time. I'm bound and determined that this won't happen again.
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bound and determined

completely serious The women of the town were bound and determined to have a school built.
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be bound and determined

  (American)
to have a strong wish to do something and to not allow anything to stop you from doing it (often + to do sth) She's bound and determined to make her career in medical research.
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bound and determined to

Firmly resolved to, as in He was bound and determined to finish the assignment before taking on another. This phrase is a redundancy used for emphasis, as bound and determined here both mean "resolved to." Also see bound to.
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They evidently saw the approaching hour when the Long Knife would disposess them of their desirable habitations; and anxiously concerned for futurity, determined utterly to extirpate the whites out of Kentucke.
She determined, after some consideration, that if appearances continued many days longer as unpleasant as they now were, she would represent in the strongest manner to her mother the necessity of some serious enquiry into the affair.
I am really sorry for you,' said the beggar, 'but if you are quite determined to brave the dangers of the forest, let me at least give you a piece of advice which will help you against these monsters.
One of these ridges, which appeared more practicable than the rest, we determined to climb, convinced that it would conduct us to the heights beyond.
Hunt determined to avail himself of this interval to return to St.
On one side was a table occupied by some chattering girls, cutting up silk and gold paper; and on the other were tressels and trays, bending under the weight of brawn and cold pies, where riotous boys were holding high revel; the whole completed by a roaring Christmas fire, which seemed determined to be heard, in spite of all the noise of the others.
As much as the ape-man detested the thought of sleeping within a native hut, he had determined to do so this night, on the chance that he might be able to induce one of the younger men to sit and chat with him before the fire that burned in the centre of the smoke-filled dwelling, and from him draw the truths he sought.
As you know, Marshall Elliott is a very determined man.
With this elevation, nevertheless, the Gun Club were compelled to be content, inasmuch as they had determined that both telescope and Columbiad should be erected within the limits of the Union.
The orb was exactly in the condition determined by the Cambridge Observatory.
Throw up a handful of feathers, and all must fall to the ground according to definite laws; but how simple is this problem compared to the action and reaction of the innumerable plants and animals which have determined, in the course of centuries, the proportional numbers and kinds of trees now growing on the old Indian ruins!
I determined to acquaint her with all the circumstances, and to make a final appeal to her; and in fear and trembling, in grief and tears, my first and last love-letter was written.
But to-day I determined to make an effort to return to my duty.
I am determined to leave my father's house this very night; and if you have the friendship for me which you have often professed, you will keep me company.
A report was spread, a few weeks later, that he was dead, and she now determined to atone for her disobedience by a life of labour and devotion for her father.