imprecation


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Synonyms for imprecation

a denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury

Synonyms for imprecation

the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

a slanderous accusation

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It has been observed that the Muslim rulers who succeeded the Shilaharas and Yadavas--the Nayate, Bahmani and Adilshahi sultans--also occasionally constructed stone edicts with gaddhegal imprecations in Marathi.
The only way to do this is through imprecation (li'an) in Court.
Heemstra relates this phenomenon of the Fiscus Judaicus to numbers of issues, including the "'enigmatic' use of the word 'Jew' or 'Jews'" in the Gospel of John, in the Letter to the Hebrews, and in the rabbis' imprecation against heretics.
where he describes former IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei , one of the leading opponents to Mubarak's regime, as a " polymorphous perverse", nothing less; outright imprecation and smear proposed to readers as "rational opinion".
The discrimination of acknowledged rights, their imprecation became the media's favorite pursuit of the transition.
Neighbors might murmur a variation on the rosary imprecation.
Even Chip's students, who reject his lectures using the imprecation "bullshit" (51), accept their co-option, like Gary's children, into the capitalistic nexus as fait accompli.
In the hands of friends and admirers it was a mark of approbation, for his rivals and detractors--among whom the brothers Adam were as vicious as any--one of imprecation.
152 and 167) whilst others contain an imprecation formula where the god (specifically in his form of "Khonsu-in-Thebes-Nefer-hotep") threatens to destroy the name of anyone who might erase the footprints of the individual who left the graffito.
There she completes her imprecation against him as dog in the powerful meter of a rhymed couplet:
According to a psalm written by Samuel Butler, "The Discobolus standeth and turneth his face to the wall" in a lumber-room in this city, giving rise to a famous imprecation.
More Christian knowledge of Judaism (communal prayer; imprecation against Christ and Christians; the rise of the synagogue, including buildings--and earlier than many scholars concede) is manifest in "Early Christians on Synagogue Prayer and Imprecation.
High in the literary pantheon of quotables is the chary imprecation from Thomas Wolfe, the oft-quoted title of his 1940 novel You Can't Go Home Again.
But the imprecation is there, and it is now a commonplace that "rhetoric" is insubstantial fluff, employed to advance covert designs upon an audience.
Now the focus shifts to an imprecation to the Earth Goddess to cooperate with Lukhmi, for a bountiful harvest.