All jurists are in accord and agree that should a man denies the nasab with his child; he is obligated to perform imprecation
between him and his wife.
She begins her curses by singling out the present Queen as well as Rivers, Dorset, and Hastings; but her real verbal venom is reserved for the person who will counter her initial imprecations
by calling her a "hag.
In the hands of Thomas Jefferson, Paul's imprecation
("there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood") became a secular litany: "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time," he said, "with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
The novel opens with his mother's imprecation
at some unknown peccadillo: "'Dog
of Witwatersrand, South Africa) is dedicated to the lexicography of swearing in all its modes, including asseveration, invocation, imprecation
, malediction, blasphemy, profanity, obscenity, and exclamation.
These consequences are integral to the present failure of liberalism and its imprecation
in the constitution of middle-class identity in urban America as white, heterosexual and isolated from the working people and racial minorities who make up the urban majority of America's cities.
Outside the hall, along Desert Inn Road, a billboard sign read "Stop Immigration, Join the National Alliance," an imprecation
to enlist in an avowedly national socialist sect known best for producing The Turner Diaries, the race-war terror novel carried by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
Then, at five to three, they try to raise the crowd's emotions by reading out the teams in increasingly frenetic tones, ending with the desperate imprecation
to get behind the home side.
The last word sounded queerly like an imprecation
to me, and I am sure that Mama intended it so.
Chanting of "Death to Zionists" was interspersed with the episodic imprecation
, "Down with America.
Indeed, at the very moment that the Enchiridion was being printed, with its imprecation
"not to linger over the sterile literal sense, but to hasten on to more profound mysteries, assisting the inadequate efforts of human industry with frequent prayer" (36), Erasmus was working to perfect his Greek, a scholarly attainment that later enabled him to embark on the most ambitious philological, hermeneutic, and literary project in the Jeromian tradition since Jerome himself: the textual restoration, retranslation, and annotation of the New Testament.
My final dire imprecation
was delivered to a rapidly-emptying bar: "Don't come to me whingeing when the Tories do this or Labour does that or the Lib-Dems cut a deal they can't control.