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Synonyms for adjure

ask for or request earnestly

command solemnly

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The adjuration was rather unnecessary; the probability being, that if Mr.
Pumblechook, in the way of a compassionate adjuration. "Joseph!!
Jarndyce had not been neglectful of the adjuration. Mr.
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.
Paul Pioneer once described a Donnelly speech as "a rodomontade, full of empty bluster and boasting, of passionate adjurations, of morbid sentimentality, and of rhetorical pyrotechnics." And even readers of his diary may sometimes wonder if there was more to Donnelly than his ornate, ornery style of comic writing.<br />Disapproving of a U.S.
What was the purpose of these three adjurations? One, that Israel shall not go up [all together as if surrounded] by a wall [italics mine]; the second, that whereby the Holy One, blessed be He, adjured Israel that they shall not rebel against the nations of the world; and the third is that whereby the Holy One, blessed be He, adjured the idolaters that they should not oppress Israel too much.
In spite of the misery I deprecated, and could not understand; in spite of the cold hearths of wide London, and the corpse-strewn fields of my native land; in spite of all the variety of agonizing emotions I had that evening experienced, I thought that in reply to our melodious adjurations, the Creator looked down in compassion and promise of relief; the awful peal of the heaven-winged music seemed fitting voice wherewith to commune with the Supreme; calm was produced by its sound, and by the sight of many other human creatures offering up prayers and submission with me.
(66) Underlying these adjurations is Article 31 's ambition to assure that explicit treaty language not be construed in an "arcane, or crabbed manner, devoid of language's natural and sometimes unstated richness.
Nothing!" ask us less to construct convincing characters, each with a psychology formed of thoughts on their neural pathways, than to hear these adjurations and assertions as participants in the vibrations of a moment, invested with human significance, caught in its passage over a particular spot on the earth's surface.
Demands were often made in the form of adjurations or appeals, aiming to convince the ruler to launch an initiative, and not challenge him, smear his image, or question his regime.
They reworked the treaty's adjurations requiring exclusive loyalty to the word of the Assyrian overlord, Esarhaddon, regarding his designated heir, Assurbanipal, and put the reworked adjurations into new service as a demand for fidelity to the word of God as mediated by Moses.
Its adjurations and ritual formulas are to be used to persuade angels and to describe ritual goals to angelic addressees.