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ask for or request earnestly

command solemnly

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The only verse in the Quran that adjures against sabb (insults) instructs Muslims not to insult the infidels' gods "lest they, in retaliation, insult God in their ignorance" (6:108), and no variants of the word shatm appear.
When he describes the elaborate details of the hoax--including the rich setting, the dulcet sounds, the behavior, speech, and dress of Sly's attendants--he adjures them to "manage well the jest" which will provide them "some sport in hand" (Ind.
Justas black men lost the power to vote, so Drusilla, in the moment she adjures verbena, loses her power of speech and becomes the laughing, crying hysteric of the story's final pages.
(102) As noted above, this provision has possible Biblical precedent; when Laban encounters Jacob in Genesis 31:50, he adjures him not to take any additional wives other than his daughters, Rachel and Leah: "If you ill-treat my daughters, or take other wives besides my daughters, though no one else be about, remember, God Himself will be witness between you and me." (emphasis added).
In Surah an-Najm, the holy Quran adjures: "So do not claim yourselves to be pure." It is sad to see how self-criticism has disappeared from the whole Islamic world.
Gandalf refuses the Ring and adjures Frodo to "keep it safe, and keep it secret" (LotR I.1.40, emphasis added).
True discussion aims to investigate as thoroughly as possible the topic under consideration; it adjures opinion, avoids the messy entanglements of individual passions, and is immune to the specious glory of verbal conquest.
(22.) In the apocryphal Acts of Peter and Paul (translation online at New Advent,, Simon Magus levitates or flies but Peter (accompanied by Paul) prays and adjures the demons to let him go, at which point he falls to the ground and breaks into four pieces.
(28) Consider also Charlotte Caroline Richardson, whose poem "To-morrow," in Behrendt's words, "juxtaposes the external national concord produced by the war's end with the ongoing domestic struggle faced by women who have lost the men dearest to them." (29) Like Burney and Richardson, Costello refuses to rejoice; rather, in "Waterloo" she adjures a cheering home front to look at the fighting in Belgium through the eyes of the combatants: OH!
Finally, Pringle adjures the world to put into place a wholly voluntary system wherein the supply of money would be self-regulating.
The voice from the bush adjures Moses to take off his shoes because the ground on which he stands is holy.
He adjures students to put themselves in the past, looking at the same literature, studying the same material, and learning to think like composers of the past.
In both poems he adjures Britain to return to the Catholic faith at home and to spread the gospel of Christ abroad more than it has done in the past.
At the end of the same review of Emma, Scott thus adjures writers of fiction: "It is by no means [the error of the young] to give the world or the good things of the world all for love; and before the authors of moral fiction couple Cupid indivisibly with calculating prudence, we would have them reflect, that they may sometimes lend their aid to substitute more mean, more sordid, and more selfish motives of conduct, for the romantic feelings which their predecessors perhaps fanned into too powerful a flame" (Southam 68).
Elsewhere he adjures Marcus not to allow philosophical striving for modesty to impede his striving to excel in eloquence, even if he should feel inordinately (read 'unsuitably for a philosopher') pleased with his own declamatory prowess (De Eloq.1.10 [VdH 2.11]).