imprecation

Part of speech: noun

A malediction; curse.

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Usage examples "imprecation":

  1. With a hasty final imprecation, the car below started forward with a jerk and was swallowed up in the darkness. - "Guy Garrick", 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", 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", F. Colburn Adams.