adjuration


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ad·ju·ra·tion

 (ăj′ə-rā′shən)
n.
An earnest, solemn appeal.

ad·jur′a·to′ry (ə-jo͝or′ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Noun1.adjuration - a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do somethingadjuration - a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
appeal, entreaty, prayer - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
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adjuration

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With this hurried adjuration, he cocked his blunderbuss, and stood on the offensive.
Pumblechook, in the way of a compassionate adjuration.
Jarndyce had not been neglectful of the adjuration.
This unique adjuration came from the lips of a queer little man perched upon a wagonful of firewood, behind a brace of oxen that were hauling it easily along with a simulation of mighty effort which had evidently not imposed on their lord and master.
Hearing this adjuration, Mr Squeers, who had been lingering in the passage until such time as it should be expedient for him to enter and he could appear with effect, was fain to present himself in a somewhat undignified and sneaking way; at which John Browdie laughed with such keen and heartfelt delight, that even Kate, in all the pain, anxiety, and surprise of the scene, and though the tears were in her eyes, felt a disposition to join him.
He took no notice of the girl's alarmed adjuration, but leapt like a grasshopper to the ground beside her, where he might very well have broken his legs.
I had begun my adjuration with solemnity and an awe which almost assured me that the shades of my murdered friends heard and approved my devotion, but the furies possessed me as I concluded, and rage choked my utterance.
Bounderby, under the influence of this difficult adjuration, backed up by her compassionate eye, could only scratch his head in a feeble and ridiculous manner, and afterwards assert himself at a distance, by being heard to bully the small fry of business all the morning.
The visitor, observing that she held the door on the inside, and that, when the uncle tried to open it, there was a sharp adjuration of 'Don't, stupid
Mr Lammle, disclosing some alarm at the solemnity of this affectionate adjuration, demanded why the devil he ever should fall into the hands of Pubsey and Co.
The adjuration was rather unnecessary; the probability being, that if Mr.
said Mr Swiveller, finding that his former adjuration had been productive of no effect.