adjuration


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a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

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Let the cursed and hellish monster drink deep of agony; let him feel the despair that now torments me." I had begun my adjuration with solemnity and an awe which almost assured me that the shades of my murdered friends heard and approved my devotion, but the furies possessed me as I concluded, and rage choked my utterance.
Accordingly, after a vast amount of moaning and crying upstairs, and much damping of foreheads, and vinegaring of temples, and hartshorning of noses, and so forth; and after most pathetic adjurations from Miggs, assisted by warm brandy-and-water not over-weak, and divers other cordials, also of a stimulating quality, administered at first in teaspoonfuls and afterwards in increasing doses, and of which Miss Miggs herself partook as a preventive measure (for fainting is infectious); after all these remedies, and many more too numerous to mention, but not to take, had been applied; and many verbal consolations, moral, religious, and miscellaneous, had been super-added thereto; the locksmith humbled himself, and the end was gained.
Raffles denied this with solemn adjurations; the fact being that the links of consciousness were interrupted in him, and that his minute terror-stricken narrative to Caleb Garth had been delivered under a set of visionary impulses which had dropped back into darkness.
Absent specific per se categories which define the character of privileged conduct, a danger test is little more than an adjuration that the Court carefully inspect the conduct of a particular complainant to see whether under the circumstances the interest in expression overrides governmental interests in intervention.
We thank thee for thy adjuration. Be gone detested care!
See Milton Hirsch, "The Voice of Adjuration": The Sixth Amendment Right to Compulsory Process Fifty Years After United States ex rel.
"Zweite Militarische Eid" (rites for the adjuration of the so-called "Second Military Oath").
Also, Andrea's invocation of the sleeping Revenge to awake--"Awake, Revenge" (3.15.29), which is repeated throughout this scene at lines 8, 9, 10, 13, 17--is parodied by Sly's nodding off repeatedly during the play and the tapster's adjuration to him to "Awake for shame" (15.7).
With regard to the issue of government pressure, the court's adjuration that the parties settle may indicate that state actors wanted to see an end to the cat-and-mouse game between Baidu and music copyright owners.
(255) This adjuration, on particularizing the plight and needs of the poor, is a strong moral imperative whose reach transcends theology howsoever reconceptualized.
What we may not all know, is that this includes the right for those who are owed money by another party to claim interest on late payments, the right to suspend work if no payment is made and the right to have disputes dealt with by adjuration.
Finally, notwithstanding the adjuration of Meehl et al.
For Americans the show proved an unexpected delight, with John Russell writing in The New York Times that Freud was not, as proposed at the time by Robert Hughes, the greatest living realist painter, but rather 'the only living realist painter, and the one who has given back to realism an element of risk and revelation that had long been forfeited.' Russell closed his review of the exhibition with the adjuration: 'Anyone who cares about painting would have to be crazy to miss it.'