Creon, unrelenting, condemns her to be immured
in a rock-hewn chamber.
His every movement is jealously watched by the police till he comes of age and presents himself for inspection; then he is either destroyed, if he is found to exceed the fixed margin of deviation, or else immured
in a Government Office as a clerk of the seventh class; prevented from marriage; forced to drudge at an uninteresting occupation for a miserable stipend; obliged to live and board at the office, and to take even his vacation under close supervision; what wonder that human nature, even in the best and purest, is embittered and perverted by such surroundings
Separated since infancy from his parents, whom he had hardly known; cloistered and immured
, as it were, in his books; eager above all things to study and to learn; exclusively attentive up to that time, to his intelligence which broadened in science, to his imagination, which expanded in letters,--the poor scholar had not yet had time to feel the place of his heart.
This lady died, but her lessons were indelibly impressed on the mind of Safie, who sickened at the prospect of again returning to Asia and being immured
within the walls of a harem, allowed only to occupy herself with infantile amusements, ill-suited to the temper of her soul, now accustomed to grand ideas and a noble emulation for virtue.
Quietly he passed in through the secret way, ascending a spiral runway to the apartment in which the Princess of Ptarth was immured
in a tiny between-decks cubby which was filled mostly with boxes and bales, tied as well by the rope around his neck, he waited from moment to moment for the door to open and admit, realised in the flesh, the resplendent vision of Steward which blazed through the totality of his consciousness.
And sinking back into delirium, I would take the idea with me and be immured
in madhouses, and be beaten by keepers, and surrounded by screeching lunatics.
In this way I lived on immured
in a building or prison called by the Turks a bano in which they confine the Christian captives, as well those that are the king's as those belonging to private individuals, and also what they call those of the Almacen, which is as much as to say the slaves of the municipality, who serve the city in the public works and other employments; but captives of this kind recover their liberty with great difficulty, for, as they are public property and have no particular master, there is no one with whom to treat for their ransom, even though they may have the means.
I followed the wall right round to the point at which it abutted on the tower that immured
my love; the height never varied; nor could my hands or eyes discover a single foot-hole, ledge, or other means of mounting to the top.
Immediately she figured an immured
life, continuing for an immense period, the same feelings living for ever, neither dwindling nor changing within the ring of a thick stone wall.
Land, house, furniture, each in its turn, was taken under some one of the numerous executions which were issued; and the old man himself would have been immured
in prison had he not escaped the vigilance of the officers, and fled.
He stood up, saw the body, and threw his arms above his head with a cry like that of a man who, waking from a trance, finds himself immured
forever in a tomb.