1. a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
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How To Use adjuration In A Sentence

  • As to the second kind of adjuration, which is by compulsion, we may lawfully use it for some purposes, and not for others. Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province
  • Apparently if a curse was spoken audibly (compare Lev 5: 1, “audible curse”; NRSV, “public adjuration”), it constituted a conditional rather than an absolute imprecation: it allowed the guilty party to come forth and make restitution (in the case of theft). Mother of Micah: Bible.
  • Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul; He hears the adjuration utters nothing.
  • Now, various complaints and adjurations were made by the letter-writers.
  • The poem ends with an adjuration to the young to repair home from worldly vanity and to place their trust, not in unstable fortune as Troilus did, but in God.
  • Moreover, the effect of the Master's adjurations seems in fact to be that Calverley has abandoned any thoughts of Christianity at all, since he immediately invokes the conspicuously pagan concept of Fate.
  • calling God down on any one", Job, xxxi, 30, hence in margin of R.V. "adjuration", in Sept. ara, or horkos. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
  • Nevertheless a good many modern critics accept the "adjuration" with the utmost gravity as the secret rite of an obscure and very early sect of Judaizers. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery
  • The other kind of adjuration is by way of compulsion: and, seemingly, neither is it lawful to use this towards them, because we have not the power to command irrational creatures, but only He of Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province
  • Unheard amidst this war-trumpeting was the go-slow adjuration of another of the Great Churchill's grandsons, Nicholas Soames, who was and is a Member of Parliament. James Pinkerton: The Blair Leading the Blind in Iraq
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