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  • n. Plural form of imprecation.

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Examples

  • Rather, grinding through her imprecations is a scandalous joviality without hope, rays from

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2004 - Presentation Speech

  • A long specimen of denunciatory acclamations which indeed might better be called imprecations, chanted in the Senate after the assassination of the Emperor Commodus (192), is preserved by

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • What kind of imprecations are these for civilized men; saying nothing of Christians and Christian ministers?

    Life of Rev. A. Crooks, A. M.

  • And the labour that she did usually follow was to wash the rubbish that came forth of the lead mines, and there to get sparks of lead ore; and her usual way of asserting of things was with these kind of imprecations: I would I might sink into the earth if it be not so; or, I would God would make the earth open and swallow me up.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • They stared at Monique in particular, their mouths wide open, ready to start shouting imprecations.

    The Omega Theory

  • It was given to Koolau to taste a deeper bitterness, for they hurled imprecations and insults at him as they went by; and the panting hag who brought up the rear halted, and with skinny, harpy-claws extended, shaking her snarling death's head from side to side, she laid a curse upon him.

    Koolau the Leper

  • He hammered on the door, beat it with his fists, and howled vile imprecations.

    THE MASTER OF MYSTERY

  • When he reached the scene, he found that the disturbance was owing to “3 drunken soldiers of the light-horse, carousing, firing their pistols, and uttering the most unheard-of imprecations.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • Editors may curse you name with black imprecations though #

    Tweets I have known

  • Politics is filled with people ready to throw imprecations at difference of opinion like so many angry chimps and ... what they throw.

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