The young couple led a somewhat dreary life, hidebound by court etiquette, which Victor Emmanuel hated.
Before Darwin - if the name of Darwin may be used to signify the transformation of thought of which he was the chief artificer - natural objects were regarded, not in medicine and pathology only, as a set of hidebound events; and natural operations as moving in fixed grooves, after a fashion which it is now difficult for us to realize.
Roman (Days) - A name coming from an empire that ruled most of the known world at one point combined with a character hidebound by the concepts of law and order speaks for itself.
hidebound by bureaucracy " according to the authors of the report.
hidebound by the conventions and codes of conventional theater and dramatic narrative.