IMPRECATION's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of imprecation
Definition:
n. curse; act of calling down a curse that invokes evil
Example:
Spouting violent imprecation, Hank searched for the person who had vandalized his truck.
Sentence in Classic:
It appeared, in answer to my inquiries, that nobody had the least idea of the etymology of this terrible verb passive to be gormed; but that they all regarded it as constituting a most solemn imprecation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
As Sikes growled forth this imprecation, with the most desperate ferocity that his desperate nature was capable of, he rested the body of the wounded boy across his bended knee; and turned his head, for an instant, to look back at his pursuers.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
While the reddleman was grasping the stakes Wildeve seized the dice and hurled them, box and all, into the darkness, uttering a fearful imprecation.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
The last I saw of him, his head was bent over his knee and he was working hard at his fetter, muttering impatient imprecations at it and at his leg.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Sikes disposed of a couple of glasses of spirits and water, and threw himself on the bed; ordering Nancy, with many imprecations in case of failure, to call him at five precisely.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Sometimes he commanded his countenance and tones and related the most horrible incidents with a tranquil voice, suppressing every mark of agitation; then, like a volcano bursting forth, his face would suddenly change to an expression of the wildest rage as he shrieked out imprecations on his persecutor.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Hour after hour he considered her wants; he thought of her presence there with a sort of gratitude, and, while uttering imprecations on the cause of her unhappiness, in some measure blessed the result.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
As to his voice, prayers, sobs, and imprecations had changed it so that at times it was of a singularly penetrating sweetness, and at others rough and almost hoarse.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context