These questions simply will not confine themselves to quiet rooms.
It is naïve to imagine that a militarized police will confine itself to surgical strikes in crime-ridden areas.
In war, for instance, we certainly mean to confine our aspirations for life to ourselves and our allies.
He wished to confine himself to facts, however, which not all journalists do.
He was in love with the ideal and would not confine it to any country.
I shall force every one to confine himself within the bounds of right.
I will confine myself to one, which appears to me the most important of all.
I told them that, though they could confine my body and shut that up, yet they could not stop the Word of life.
You confine yourself too much, indeed you do; and you see you are not equal to it.
I shall say nothing about what I saw in his tent, and confine myself to last night and this morning.
c.1400, "boundary, limit" (usually as confines), from Old French confins "boundaries," from Medieval Latin confines, from Latin confinium (plural confinia) "boundary, limit," from confine, neuter of confinis "bordering on, having the same boundaries," from com- "with" (see com-) + finis "an end" (see finish (n.)).
1520s, "to border on," from Middle French confiner, from confins (n.); see confine (n.). Sense of "keeping within limits" is from 1590s. Related: Confined; confining.