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Outward Bound

a play (1923) by Sutton Vane.


[out-werd-bound] /ˈaʊt wərdˈbaʊnd/
headed in an outward direction, as toward foreign ports:
We passed an outward-bound ship as we came into the harbor.
Origin of outward-bound
1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Well, my brother, I am Outward Bound, and Rouen is far away.

    The Grey Cloak Harold MacGrath
  • We knew that if you had left, it was for the deck of some Outward Bound ship.

    Cruel As The Grave Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • I found that the ship was an emigrant vessel, Outward Bound, for Australia.

    Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • Shall try to embark before the mast in some Outward Bound vessel.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • By the next day we should be in Fiume, and then we would embark on the first ship that is Outward Bound.

    A Bride of the Plains Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • That was the first adventure on our Outward Bound itinerary.

    Polly's Southern Cruise Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • It was Jones himself, Outward Bound, and doing five knots an hour.

  • If Outward Bound they were deep in the water with a cargo of the riches of England.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • You will not have received my No. 28 from Loando, and may have missed 26 and 24, which I gave to Outward Bound whalemen.

    If, Yes and Perhaps Edward Everett Hale
  • The old band of never-strikes were Outward Bound on another foray.

    On the Spanish Main John Masefield
British Dictionary definitions for Outward Bound

Outward Bound

trademark (in Britain) a scheme to provide adventure training for young people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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