Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has taken an oath; specifically, a Mohammedan Malay or Moro who has sworn to die in killing as many persons, especially Christians or enemies, as he can.
“Piang's big, black eyes filled with mystery when he described how the juramentado rides to the abode of the blessed on a shadowy, white horse, taller than a carabao, just as dusk is falling.”
“Nervously the men wandered about; the two wounded men became the center of attraction and related for the hundredth time their sensations when the juramentado had struck them down.”
“That night as the Americans swung along under the dome of brilliant stars, a question arose as to the meaning of juramentado.”
“A wild shriek crashed through the intense stillness; a green sarong was torn off, and the white-clad figure of a juramentado rushed at the governor.”
“But (he threw up his hands to indicate his helplessness) who could stop the sacred juramentado?”
“Moro juramentado pierced by a bayonet, drive the steel further into himself, in order to reach the soldier at the other end of the gun, whom he cut in two before he died.”
“Governor Mason," he exclaimed, "Captain Hornbecker reports that there is a _juramentado_ loose between here and Zamboanga!”
“It was something about how queer religions may be -- he was thinking of the juramentado.”
“Crouched in the middle of the road a Moro, gone amuck, darted fanatic glances in search of the Christians he had vowed to die killing, his eyes bloodshot with the self-inflicted torture of the juramentado rite.”
“Every few days a _juramentado_ (_vide_ pp. 146, 150) would enter the town and attack a white man with his _bárong_ in broad daylight.”
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