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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of imprecate.


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  • The young couple broke a piece of gold together, and pledged their troth in the most solemn manner; and it is said the young lady imprecated dreadful evils on herself should she break her plighted faith.

    The Bride of Lammermoor 2008

  • My father, in the first agitations of his mind, on discovering your wicked, your shameful elopement, imprecated on his knees a fearful curse upon you.

    Clarissa Harlowe 2006

  • He then imprecated the most heavy curses on himself, if he had not seen the volunteer, all over blood, vomiting fire out of his mouth and nostrils, pass by him into the chamber where Ensign Northerton was, and then seizing the ensign by the throat, fly away with him in a clap of thunder.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling 2004

  • Mackshane, must now fall upon his shoulders, grew desperate at the prospect, and, though I never heard him swear before, imprecated dreadful curses on the heads of his oppressors, declaring that he would rather quit life altogether than be much longer under the power of such barbarians.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random 2004

  • And then repeated a most solemn protestation, “That he was no more the father of Jones than the Pope of Rome;” and imprecated the most bitter curses on his head, if he did not speak truth.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling 2004

  • God, whose anger she had so rashly imprecated upon herself, or her husband.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1 1509-1564 1996

  • When warned of his danger, and admonished to consider what would be his portion, should Jesus prove to be the Messias, he seems to have derided the friendly warnings, and imprecated on himself the vengeance of the Nazerene!

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects Andrew Lee

  • Should it be admitted that Moses here imprecated utter destruction on himself, it could not be alleged as a precept given to direct others, but only as a solitary incident, in the history of a saint, who was then compassed with infirmity.

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects Andrew Lee

  • Should we grant that Moses here imprecated on himself the greatest evil, a sense of other people's sins, and not a sense of his own sins, was the occasion.

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects Andrew Lee

  • At first she had imprecated curses on her brothers, and cried,

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867 Various


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