from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of immure.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • WoW remains the most embodied and immuring game I have ever played.

    World of Warcraft is The Loneliest Road

  • Cameron, Obama (if he is not in their pocket) et al can forget about global warming and concentrate on rounding up the entire membership of theClub of Rome and their associates and immuring thhem in a top security institution for the criminally insane before the kill the lot of us.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado" involves a particularly cruel murder -- the immuring of the victim in a cellar -- and 50 years later, when the perpetrator tells the story, he does not appear burdened by regret or guilt.

    Lost in Fiction

  • Empedocles brought to justice some of the principal of his city, and caused them to be condemned for their insolent behavior and embezzling of the public treasure, and also delivered his country from sterility and the plague — to which calamities it was before subject — by immuring and stopping up the holes of certain mountains, whence there issued an hot south wind, which overspread all the plain country and blasted it.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • “I have always thought,” he said reflectively, “that the system of mourning, of immuring women in crêpe for the rest of their lives and forbidding them normal enjoyment is just as barbarous as the Hindu suttee.”

    Gone with the Wind

  • "What are you doing immuring nymphs?" she retorted.

    Harpy Thyme

  • It is certainly difficult to imagine a kind friend immuring one in a dark subterranean vault, feeding one on bread, excluding light, fellowship, amusement, thoughts, -- never saying a word, but studiously allowing one's mind to become a dreary waste.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861

  • They began the solution of this complex problem by arresting the entire race and immuring them within the protecting walls of a system which recognized as its cardinal principle that the natives were unfit to think or act for themselves.

    Popular Science Monthly Oct, Nov, Dec, 1915 — Volume 86

  • The daughter-wife, after immuring herself for half a day with nautical dictionaries and chocolate creams, could not tell whether she was Rudderina or Maratima; she finally concluded that she was

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • Some were condemned to perpetual imprisonment, others to perpetual banishment but most were put to death either by hanging, drowning, immuring, burning, the rack, or burying alive.

    Fox's Book of Martyrs Or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.