Enjoying: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature EnjoiningThen they turned to singing; then wives they cried out, and husbands who were chaste, as virtue and marriage enjoin upon us.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Purgatory (tr Norton).With all possible emphasis I enjoined Lindstrom only to give the crank five or six turns, and then started off to catch up the drivers.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.Well, seeing I am enjoined to love and marry, My foolish vow thus I cashier to Air Which first begot it.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in The Puritain Widow.This said, He quickly called a baron of his crew, And him enjoined the deed he was to do.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.Thus enjoined, Martin told his humiliating story.ndash;T.S. Arthur in After A Shadow and Other Stories.She always, at all times, wished to submit herself to whatever they enjoined her, and she was therefore distressed when, as to these spiritual things, she could not obey them.ndash;Teresa of Avila in Life of St Teresa of Jesus.But no distinct resolution of Parliament has ever enjoined it; scarcely any stray word of any influential statesman.ndash;Walter Bagehot in Lombard Street.The two together would enjoin annual elections, and would rule their members unflinchingly.ndash;Walter Bagehot in The English Constitution.This picture breathed the spirit of prayer, enjoined forgiveness, overcame self, caused sleeping powers of good to waken.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Magic Skin (tr Ellen Marriage).He at once devoted his attention to administrative reforms. Corruption had begun to sway the public examinations, and Chuntche issued a special edict, enjoining the examiners to give fair awards and to maintain the purity of the service.ndash;Demetrius Charles Boulger in China.
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