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Il se livre a une autodevotion spectaculaire, prononcant des imprecations contre lui-meme pour provoquer a son passage la terreur et la fuite.
In turn, they also lead to Ferdinand's action through a "volley of imprecations," of threats and curses, directed at the landlady.
The Donkey, Symbol of the Inauspicious in Indian Tradition To understand the rationale behind this blatant imprecation and imagery, we need to consider the association of the donkey in the Indian tradition with infertility, folly, destruction and inauspicious events.
It cannot be forgotten that, in amongst the imprecations to be quick, cheap and easy to get at, QCAT still operates under an overarching obligation: to be just, to meet these goals of speed and economy while still 'achieving justice', to always act fairly and in accordance with the substantial merits of the case and, of course, to pursue natural justice.
When this failed, and when even his own Arab kinsmen rejected him, he moved to Medina and refurbished his "theology" to include an abundance of dire warnings and imprecations such as "Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme" (2:193).
The imprecations against "progress" and the automatization of humanity--what, in a subsequent book, Miller would call the "air-conditioned nightmare"--are not very different to those hurled by Louis-Ferdinand C61ine in those same years, in books similarly full of insults against the inhumanity of modern life, or Ezra Pound, for whom "mercantile" society meant the end of civilization.
Thankfully, no violence occurred at the 2007 parade, though hundreds of anti-gay activists lined the route shouting imprecations and holding hateful signs.
If walls have ears, cars can hear even worse - people gibbering to themselves, out of tune singing to the radio, not to mention curses and imprecations against other drivers and dark muttered secrets.
Baker revels in the role of cantankerous outsider, hurling imprecations at Toronto law professors from his redoubt at the University of Guelph where he is an assistant professor of political science.
There are two women who sit on their stoop here, smoking and muttering dark imprecations like the Graeae missing a sister.
The only occupant, an old woman, muttered Swabian imprecations as she swept up the broken glass, making the intruder feel guilty.
One can only imagine the stewards' imprecations and imaginative oaths flung at this selection of golf fans, pictured clambering all over the score boards at the 100th Open Championship in 1971, were they to attempt this kind of stunt at any contemporary tournament