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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of enjoin.


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  • With these examples before their eyes, they could not await an impious and ferocious enemy but for the purpose of fighting him: the rest must necessarily shun his approach with horror, if they would save themselves in this life and in the next: obedience, honour, religion, fear, every thing in short enjoined them to flee, with all that they could carry off.

    History of the Expedition to Russia Undertaken by the Emperor Napoleon in the Year 1812

  • Seventhly, let the young and strong Jews and Jewesses be given the flail, the axe, the hoe, the spade, the distaff, and spindle and let them earn their bread by the sweat of their noses as in enjoined upon Adam’s children …

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  • But should those reasons be rejected, or the hearing them refused, and silence on the subject enjoined, which is most probable, few people caring to hear what they know to be right, when they are determined not to be convinced by it -- obey the injunction, and urge not the argument farther.

    Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World

  • When he left to attend the conference with Bucer at Cassel, in December, 1534, Luther in strong terms enjoined him to defend the sacramental union and the oral eating and drinking; namely, that in and with the bread the body of Christ is truly present, distributed, and eaten.

    Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • The prince and he then performed the ablution, and the prayer enjoined, which is called Farz; and that done, they set out.

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments - Complete

  • Not uiing God's ordinances, particularly it is a fin againft this command, to refufe an oarb touching what is good and juft, when duly called thereunto, tor in all thefe caies there is a ne - glect of the duty of glorifying God's name enjoined m this command.

    An Illustration of the Doctrines of the Christian Religion: With Respect to Faith and Practice ...

  • The judges asked the pundits whether the woman is "enjoined" by the shaster voluntarily to burn herself with the body of her husband.

    Life of William Carey

  • Trasoff later said "enjoined" was probably not the right way to describe prohibition.


  • I feared the vengeance of the disappointed fiend, yet I was unable to overcome my repugnance to the task which was enjoined me.

    Chapter 18

  • At such moments vengeance, that burned within me, died in my heart, and I pursued my path towards the destruction of the daemon, more as a task enjoined by heaven, as the mechanical impulse of some power of which I was unconscious, than as the ardent desire of my soul.

    Chapter 24


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