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Synonyms for adjure

ask for or request earnestly

command solemnly

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Ahab then upbraids Micaiah, saying: 'How many times must I adjure you to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of Y-H-V-H?' (vs.
Though we may be drawn to the vivid, compelling nature of the first mode of comprehension, we must not adjure the necessity of the second, more patient form of knowing.
The truth is a prayer once saw you inside me; how dare your absence now adjure that fastening?
After this disheartening opening stating that the church is not wanted or needed anywhere, the Rock enters to adjure the Chorus that the act of building is one of faith: "I say: take no thought of the harvest, / But only of proper sowing" (9).
Lord Stokes stated in the House of Lords the other day that the motor industry of this country is "slowly bleeding to death." I would adjure the workers therein to think more than twice before they follow the dictates of their shop stewards and sever the main artery by coming out on strike.
Party autobiographies therefore grew less distinctive, less individual, and tended to stress the subject's willingness to adjure failings and to stay loyal to the party.
Romanus said to him: "I have passed from this life, but I am allowed to come to you on account of your merits." Aquinas was shaken at first by the apparition, but summoning up his courage, he said to Romanus: "If it be pleasing to God, I adjure you by God to answer my questions." (34) The saint then put to Romanus two rather straightforward questions, the first concerning himself, his work, and the state of his soul, and the second, concerning the spiritual condition of his friend.
"By the bones of the moldering dead at Masaya, at Rivas, and at Granada, I adjure you never to abandon the cause of Nicaragua.
Sources also described Naxals offer as "a ploy to regroup" and said Government was ready to talks only if they adjure violence.
Many passages in Christian scripture adjure believers to follow God rather than the state, says Miyata (emeritus law, Tohoku U., Sendai, Japan), but most influential has been the passage in Paul's letter to the Romans.
Bright gently guides Jillian with weekly diary responses using wit to adjure Jillian to loftier ideals and straightforward goals.
The eleven stones are thus veritable dictionaries, set in granite, each with a different set of twenty words, conjuring ancient practices of recording knowledge on stone and the incantation of words in ritual spaces to adjure all kinds of supernatural forces.
who have lovers in all these Working & praying & at merchandize With your names in their heart!--(17) Fathers perhaps in these--or in the graves Beside them, which are stiller & more green I do adjure you by this sisterhood--And by those tender names of sire & child Lover & brother which worked & work (18) In the great name of country & by all Those majesties & sanctities of place Give me your ear & heart--Grant me yr voice (19) Do confirm my voice--lest it speak in vain (20) Do give your ear to me--your heart to me Do grant this confirmation of yr voice To my voice, that it may not speak in vain..
Second song Aisha is slower-paced and fails to ignite, but with The Hardest Thing To Do Adriana is back on form, sounding like classic Lisa Loeb, full of confessional adjure.