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Synonyms for adjure

ask for or request earnestly

command solemnly

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cried Mr Meagles, adjuring her besides with an earnest hand.
Adjuring the Neorealist strand of Italian art that also emerged following the war and inspired by his growing cognizance of contemporary American developments, Rotella sloughed off this dutiful mode and by the late '50s had discovered the potential of the torn street poster as a hybrid form of painting.
Our trip may start by taking us through hills of sorrow, so harsh that as you climb your sight will almost vanish from pain of crying; it may thrust us into swamps of disgust, of hating our condition as unfair; it may push us across dry plains of frustration, in which angry shadows distract our will with shouts of anguish, adjuring us to abandon our hoping (and who can avoid hoping?
And this suspicion is confirmed in scene 13, where Bacon realizes that the use of his magic glass has resulted in the violent deaths of two young men, and reacts to this by breaking the glass, renouncing his "magic" and his "art" (79), with its "Conjuring and adjuring devils and fiends" (90), and telling Bungay, "I'll spend the remnant of my life / In pure devotion, praying to my God / That he would save what Bacon vainly lost" (106-8).
After adjuring the disciples to silence about his Messiahship and informing them that he, Jesus, the Son of Man, "must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again" (8:30-31), Peter begins to "rebuke" Jesus (8:32), who returns the favor, rebuking Peter (8:33) and delivering his famous words about the necessity of taking up the cross and following (8:34).
Here's how he responds when his adoptive father makes his nighttime oblations: "Even the air seemed still to excrete that monotonous voice as of someone talking in a dream, talking, adjuring, arguing with a Presence who could not even make a phantom indentation in an actual rug" (153-54).
However, there the similar adjuring context has the hekhalotic passage first, whereas here it follows at the end.