Because there is no longer a military draft, the effects of war are confined to the warrior class.
The politics of personality are not confined to economic policy.
The 57,000 new Central American arrivals have caused a backlash that is not confined to the states that border Mexico.
Former Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham is paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair.
It too had no windows and was not as confined as the yellow dressing room we had been hiding in.
All his tenderness was confined within the narrow circle of himself.
But our scares were not confined to scares that came from Richmond.
Since when I have confined my week-end visiting exclusively to lumber camps.
Having no gymnasium, my work was confined to military drill.
Such vacillating conduct, however, we are sorry to record, was not confined to the two gentlemen just mentioned.
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.