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ask for or request earnestly

command solemnly

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Commanding a wall in Hodge's first solo museum exhibition, at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston last year, the work did double duty, both invoking the controversial "stand your ground" self-defense laws that Zimmerman's trial brought to national attention and adjuring its viewers to take a position, to not back down.
Pathos employs the artistry of adjuring to the intended audience through evoking their emotions.
Thus is the game of words and arguments in which Jorge Camors locates us with his text, adjuring and reinventing the professionalization of those who, for decades, have committed their pedagogical everyday practice with the country's democratic life, in all its civic geographies.
To some degree, that is where Metcalf ends his essay, by adjuring his readers to avoid the dilution of craft's strengths and refuse to accept unthinkingly the simple equation of (only) modernist traits with art.
Our trip may start by taking us through hills of sorrow, so harsh that as you climb your sight will almost vanish from pain of crying; it may thrust us into swamps of disgust, of hating our condition as unfair; it may push us across dry plains of frustration, in which angry shadows distract our will with shouts of anguish, adjuring us to abandon our hoping (and who can avoid hoping?) as it has no goal.
After adjuring the disciples to silence about his Messiahship and informing them that he, Jesus, the Son of Man, "must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again" (8:30-31), Peter begins to "rebuke" Jesus (8:32), who returns the favor, rebuking Peter (8:33) and delivering his famous words about the necessity of taking up the cross and following (8:34).
The business metaphor appears once more, reversed, in "The Love Job," an essay adjuring women not to make romantic love the sole focus of their lives.
Here's how he responds when his adoptive father makes his nighttime oblations: "Even the air seemed still to excrete that monotonous voice as of someone talking in a dream, talking, adjuring, arguing with a Presence who could not even make a phantom indentation in an actual rug" (153-54).
However, there the similar adjuring context has the hekhalotic passage first, whereas here it follows at the end.
Similarly, he critiques Hippocrates' assertion that "a boy is born from the right ovary, a girl from the left [commenting] 'A man would have to be either prophet or genius to know this.'" (13) Maimonides further reveals his independent judgment in adjuring physicians: If any man declares to you [that he has found] facts that he has observed and confirmed with his own experience, even if you consider this man to be most trustworthy and highly authoritative, be cautious in accepting what he says to you.