All life had turned to rottenness and stench in them--love was a beastliness, joy was a snare, and God was an imprecation
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
Cane,” said Elizabeth, smiling at the imprecation
which the wary Frenchman supposed was understood only by himself.
Newman indulged in a brief and silent imprecation
when he found that Madame de Cintre was not alone.
Your master," said her husband, muttering an imprecation
with slow emphasis, "will break your neck if you meddle with wot don't concern you.
It was at that moment that the recluse caught sight, from the window of her bole, of the gypsy on the pillory, and hurled at her her sinister imprecation
At last he heard a sudden rush of unshod soles across the empty blackness, and at a little distance a scuffling sound, heavy breathing, and once what he thought the muttered imprecation
of a man battling against great odds.
Achmet Zek caught his breath with a muttered exclamation of incredulity and an imprecation
Once, with a muttered imprecation
, Kama leaped away, a stick of firewood in hand, and clubbed apart a tangle of fighting dogs.
Her son turned to look at her as she reeled and swayed in the middle of the room, her fierce face convulsed with passion, her blotched arms raised high in imprecation
Arthur Gride muttered an imprecation
on his housekeeper's deafness, as he roared in her ear:
He laughed again in one low burst that was as spiteful as an imprecation