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  • n. capital punishment by entombing for life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of immuring, or the state of being immured; imprisonment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of immuring, or the state of being immured; imprisonment.
  • n. Synonyms Incarceration, etc. See captivity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being imprisoned

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Examples

  • To one possessed of wisdom, the acts of a former period (thus washed off) and those of this life also (which are accomplished without expectation of fruit), do not become productive of any disagreeable consequence (such as immurement in hell).

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • Three Days to Never is, pretty clearly, a thematic consort of Declare, its immediate predecessor in Powers' canon, but although the new tale shares that novel's immurement in the mortal coils of 20th-century history, it reads as a counterfactual to Powers' previous unsparing insistence that the past 100 years or so of human life on this planet have been lived in the heart of darkness of theological abomination.

    Clute Reviews THREE DAYS TO NEVER

  • However, this dreadful purpose was prevented, partly by the interposition of his wife, whose aim was not the death but immurement of his daughter, and partly by the tears and supplication of the young gentlewoman herself, who protested, that, although the ceremony of the church had not been performed, she was contracted to Fathom by the most solemn vows, to witness which he invoked all the saints in heaven.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • On learning the truth, she consents to receive the visit of Lara, an admirer of hers, whom she loves; and, when the Bluebeard, Valdini, surprises his victim and proceeds to the immurement, his first wife slips in most conveniently and whisks him off, leaving Valentine free to marry

    Balzac

  • It was legitimate to argue that if you had made up your mind not to challenge your immurement then you should make sure that the time was not wasted.

    Chapter 13 - Stage Two

  • On July 30, 1838, the masons arrived, and the entrance-gate was walled up with a kind of stone screen, leaving, however, a side-opening just large enough for an ass or cow to enter, so that this much-talked-of act of self-immurement was more an appearance than a reality.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • Persons conversant with the Vedas have said that death and immurement are both painful.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • There is no third reason besides such slaughter or immurement for which men would seek individuals of our species.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • By depriving them of all their wealth, by chains and immurement in dungeons, by disfiguring them (they may be made to expiate their guilt).

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • Bluebeard, Valdini, surprises his victim and proceeds to the immurement, his first wife slips in most conveniently and whisks him off, leaving Valentine free to marry Lara.

    Balzac

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