What does the word imprecation mean?

Usage examples for imprecation

  1. With a hasty final imprecation, the car below started forward with a jerk and was swallowed up in the darkness. – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
  2. A bitter imprecation fell from his lips, as he turned from the table, and thrusting his hands nearly to his elbows in his pockets, stalked into the bar- room, leaving the man who had won from him the remnant of his day's earnings for the twentieth time, to enjoy the pleasures of success. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  3. He places both hands upon the shackles; grasps them firmly; places his left foot against Harry's stomach; and then, uttering a fierce imprecation, makes his victim pull with might and main while he braces against him with full power. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
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