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Sample sentences for the GRE study word imprecation

imprecation can be used as a noun

1.Sikes, with an imprecation on his eyes and limbs. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.The man got no further, for Sikes with a hideous imprecation overthrew the table, and tearing the hat from him, burst out of the house. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
3.Gamfield growled a fierce imprecation on the donkey generally, but more particularly on his eyes and, running after him, bestowed a blow on his head, which would inevitably have beaten in any skull but a donkey's. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
4."The gouty old creature in English gaiters" he said "let him take himself off to Prussia with that queue of his." He was happy to combine in the same imprecation the two things which he most detested, Prussia and England. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.Thus either host their imprecations join'd. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
6.The man followed to the chariot door, uttering the wildest imprecations and curses all the way but as Mr. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
7.After a few muttered imprecations he handed the Bradshaw to Tommy as being more conversant with its mysteries. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
8.There exist no imprecations she did not pour out against you. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
9.The king now invoked the most solemn imprecations on the head of the murderer, and offered a reward for any information concerning him. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
10.He drank the spirits and impatiently bade us go terminating his command with a sequel of horrid imprecations too bad to repeat or remember. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
11.Sikes, invoking terrific imprecations upon Fagin's head for sending Oliver on such an errand, plied the crowbar vigorously, but with little noise. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
12.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. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
13.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. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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