imprecate


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to invoke evil or injury upon

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To sailors, oaths are household words; they will swear in the trance of the calm, and in the teeth of the tempest; they will imprecate curses from the topsail-yard-arms, when most they teeter to ; but in all my voyagings seldom have I heard a common oath when ; when His "Mene, Mene, Tekel Upharsin" has been woven into the shrouds and the cordage.
How often did I imprecate curses on the cause of my being!
We viewers are invited to close the door on the possibility of "Jack and Ennis" and to imprecate the flatland outside Ennis's window.
Parasexual vulgarizations imprecate confessional airing toward engaging bipartisan satisfying pacts.
that transcends any question of mere status or prestige." Instead, we insult, imprecate, incriminate, exprobate; we even threaten death, as a student once threatened me in class because I could not accede to a particular claim - this in the late eighties!
In myth, human psychic traits are transferred into objects: the heart becomes like a bloody stone, cloud speaks, stars stare on humans, and water boils for lamenting of Sivash and sky imprecates Afrasyab.
Below: My favorite Tevye, Zero Mostel, imprecates the Lord about his wealth.
His death, with which he actually imprecates the sword Gurthang, "what loyalty do you know, save the hand that wields you?
Filled by Schomburg's mendacious stories with the vision that the reclusive Heyst (in fact, a failure) hides on his island amidst a miserly cumulus of lucre, Ricardo imprecates the man's supposed "dirty tame artfulness." (13) That the well-being of others functions as an ontological scandal both for the Gentleman and his secretary is an analysis upheld by Jones's habitual insistence that he is "not ordinary," (14) that he is "a person to be reckoned with,"(15) and by a "contemptuous tone" (16) in all his relations of ego to alter.