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- noun Plural form of
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Whereas the screamers and cursers (retail nightmares) just draw out their having to ‘deal with us’ for far longer than they would have.
The satanists, cursers, death-talkers, all the wrongdoers who made CNN were pigeons compared with his long-distance comrades.
Faint at first in its appearance, it gained strength with every passing lustre; and however sweeping the condemnation pronounced by early believers against vain signs and images expressive of the objects of this fleeting world, the voices of the cursers gradually hushed, and the mind of man, asserting its prerogative, was active again with new and regenerated power.
But of those whom I still met, among them several escaped Switzers under Palatine names, I found them for the most part godless, rebellious people; among them murderers, thieves, adulterers, cursers, and swearers.
Christoph von Graffenried's Account of the Founding of New Bern. Edited with an Historical Introduction and an English Translation by Vincent H. Todd, Ph.D. University of Illinois in Cooperation with Julius Goebel, Ph.D., Professor of Germanic Languages University of Illinois
The cursers were those who came in from their posts to snatch a handful of supper, and foraged about in larder and pantry demanding to know what had become of Jane.
Twenty-four years of age, well educated, a gentleman by birth and breeding, an athlete who stood six feet two inches high in his stockings, the gulf was wide, indeed, between him and the charity-cursers who had taken his money.
The husbandmen, citizens, lawyers and priests are hard and avaricious; the princes, dukes and noble lords are proud, vain, cursers, swearers, and traitors.
Umbreit explains it as "magical incantations that darken the day," forming the climax to the previous clauses; Job 3: 8 speaks of "cursers of the day" similarly.
A certain class of cursers much dreaded in Ireland are those of the widow and the orphan.
One of the more imaginative cursers I have ever encountered works in the i office.
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