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  • v. Present participle of imprecate.


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  • They showed a great contempt of their own souls and bodies; of their own souls in imprecating a curse upon them if they did not proceed in this desperate enterprise (what a woeful dilemma did they throw themselves upon!

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Mentally imprecating the cold, he exposed his bare hands and lighted another cigar.


  • But, instead of beating his head against the wall, tearing his hair, imprecating vain curses upon himself, or betraying other frantic symptoms of despair, he resolved to accommodate himself to his fate, and profit by the lesson he had so dearly bought.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • I then went from load to load, and partly by imprecating curses on the Malays and their women, and partly by collaring some of them, I took from every one of their camels twenty paras, (about three pence,) and, after a long contest, made up the twenty piastres.

    Travels in Arabia

  • Space was wanted, and moreover its bony, imprecating arms, long since bereft of beckoning fingers, menaced our safety.

    My Tropic Isle

  • So the Massilians were wont to expiate their city by taking a person devoted, imprecating on his head all the evil that the city was obnoxious unto, casting him into the sea with these words,

    A Brief Declaration and Vindication of The Doctrine of the Trinity

  • As I drew nearer they seemed to forget their agonies, and joined in a glad, wild chorus of imprecating welcome to me.

    The Boy Nihilist or, Young America in Russia

  • When he had joined a Baptist society at Bedford, and was for the first time admitted to partake of the eucharist, it was with difficulty that he could refrain from imprecating destruction on his brethren while the cup was passing from hand to hand.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • Eager, feverish, fierce, recollecting and desiring and imprecating, her dry lips parted for a shriek that the dryer throat had at first no power to utter.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865

  • A set of gentlemen were imprecating the prevailing east wind, and asked the shepherd if he could in any way defend that prevalent evil of his country.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author


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