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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of immure.


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  • In part, Lil's eccentricity--or insanity--develops after her long stay in an insane asylum, where her father immures her after his incestuous attack; in part, it derives from her impatience with traditional forms of knowledge and learning.

    The Little Professor:

  • But Lucas doesn't care about his script, under which gelid wodge of pork fat he immures the cast, especially Natalie Portman.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Similarly the aristocracy, in its heavy structure, pierced with rare windows, admitting a scanty daylight, shewing the same incapacity to soar but also the same massive and blind force as the architecture of the romanesque age, embodies all our history, immures it, beetles over it.

    The Guermantes Way

  • These works are, it is true, of marked singularity, complicated in form and thought, but the master who created them is anything but exclusive, if one means by that that he immures himself in a satisfied autonomy and is interested only in himself.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1960 - Presentation Speech

  • General readers are familiar with the fact that many a nun immures herself for life under a sort of moral compulsion, because her high-born family has become too indigent to maintain its stately style of living, because the lady herself is in danger of contracting some degrading alliance, declines peremptorily such connection as her relations approve, or has committed some imprudence that clouds over her future prospects.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Philip Augustus makes a fresh line of circumvallation, and immures Paris within a chain of massive and lofty towers.

    II. A Bird’s-Eye View of Paris. Book III

  • I didn't know anybody could escape from that awful sort of prison-house in which our -- I'm English now -- in which our upper class immures itself.


  • Injuns don't keep tab on their years none -- an 'immures him in one of the gov'ment schools.

    Wolfville Nights

  • For the attainment of those qualities which ensure final repose he immures himself in a _mutt_ or he flees into the forest where, apart from men, he gives himself to self-mortification and meditation that he may speedily find the desired release.

    India's Problem, Krishna or Christ

  • The pope immures himself in the Vatican and takes his walks in the Vatican gardens, whose beauty I could have envied him, if he had not been a prisoner, when I caught a glimpse of them one morning, with the high walls of their privet and laurel alleys blackening in the sun.

    Roman Holidays, and Others


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