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Synonyms for adjure

ask for or request earnestly

command solemnly

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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).
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.
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.
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.
By the bones of the moldering dead at Masaya, at Rivas, and at Granada, I adjure you never to abandon the cause of Nicaragua.
I adjure you, great bird of rivers That you may hear my words And accept my incantation
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.
Bright gently guides Jillian with weekly diary responses using wit to adjure Jillian to loftier ideals and straightforward goals.
4[:1-3]) Who would adjure another person--and that a brother and fellow-minister (4)--to such a degree with an awe-inspiring entreaty, by what reason in a similar instance should someone recoil from offering an oath?
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.
Very importantly, the omen does not control the event predicted, let alone cause it, so a human being cannot divert harm by trying to adjure or adapt the sign through, say, the offices of a dokun, belian, or enlisted spirit.
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.
Because these epistles adjure obedience not only by wives but by slaves (or, as we might interpret today, employees and students) as well as by citizens to government and by children to parents, it may be that this was to counteract the kinds of misinterpretation of the gospel we have often seen, as if it abolished all temporal hierarchies.