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  • n. Plural form of malediction.

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Examples

  • For though this erstwhile Nazi sympathizer would later rain maledictions on the heads of the more extreme racists of his countrymen:

    Wole Soyinka - Nobel Lecture

  • When she heard of the "Band" made by the leaders of the army before Leith for the expulsion of the strangers she is said to have called the maledictions of God upon them who counselled her to persecute the preachers and to refuse the petitions of the best part of the subjects of the realm.

    Royal Edinburgh Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets

  • It was laughable to witness the agonised dismay with which the Spaniards viewed the approach of this craft, and to listen to the prayers, vows, and maledictions which issued indiscriminately from their lips as she swept relentlessly down toward us.

    The Rover's Secret A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba

  • Bush deserves all the “curses and maledictions” that can be dished out.

    Matthew Yglesias » Disrespect

  • My maledictions upon the head of the barbarian turned to blessings.

    EDITORIAL CRIMES – A PROTEST

  • The heart of a world in all its maledictions and beauty, the inexhaustible outpouring of life in the darkness of an end that began a long time ago, this breathtaking paroxysm of a novel turns any commonly held vision upside down.

    November 2008

  • He wished all kinds of maledictions on Cherie Centaur, but never on King Trent.

    Labor Policy

  • War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • On this he burst forth into a tremendous passion, took leave of the mother with maledictions, and as he left the apartment, turned back to say to his weak, if not fickle, mistresss:

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • I'd love for healthcare to be patient-focused and affordable by the time they're in high school - to offer bene-fit, affordable and true, in place of today's maledictions.

    Sharon Glassman: Why is My Dog's Healthcare Better Than Mine?

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