Curses, caught in the act.
Groans and curses rose from the grassy area around the blazing facility.
On the 18th of December 1573 Alva, who to the end had persisted in his policy of pitiless severity, left Brussels, carrying with him the curses of the people over whom he had tyrannized for six terrible years of misery and oppression.
Kris muttered curses and touched her shoulder.
Curses indicated she'd hit him but not killed him.
He disappeared again, and her hand met air. Katie muttered a few curses and looked around.
Charles let out a string of curses and dragged one of the guardsmen off the ground.
He heard her muttering curses at him under her breath.
At seven in the morning a French convoy in marching trim, wearing shakos and carrying muskets, knapsacks, and enormous sacks, stood in front of the sheds, and animated French talk mingled with curses sounded all along the lines.
Mumbling curses, he answered the phone.
He watched Dusty, whose grip tightened on the wheel as he muttered curses.
Pierre mumbled a few curses.
She stamped out her cigarette in the snow before pulling a large suitcase from the small rear seat, nearly yanking off the handle and serenading the action with a chorus of curses.
Dan pulled the tape from her mouth, and the first words out were curses.
The death-dealer issued another string of curses.
Kris pursed his lips, wanting to release the curses coiled on his tongue. He looked her over. She'd at least worn sturdy shoes, long pants and shirt. She was in decent shape, slender and toned from Pilates and the gym.
"He couldn't be normal when I was stuck with him," Dusty said and muttered a few curses.
Thus for the 7th, 14th, 21 st, 28th and also the 19th days of the intercalary Elul it is prescribed that "the shepherd of many nations is not to eat meat roast with fire nor any food cooked by fire, he is not to change the clothes on his body nor put on gala dress, he may not bring sacrifices nor may the king ride in his chariot, he is not to hold court nor may the priest seek an oracle for him in the sanctuary, no physician may attend the sick room, the day is not favourable for invoking curses, but at night the king may bring his gift into the presence of Marduk and Ishtar.
At the Restoration his body was exhumed, and on the 30th of January 1661, the anniversary of the execution of Charles I., it was drawn on a sledge from Holborn to Tyburn, together with the bodies of Ireton and Bradshaw, accompanied by "the universal outcry and curses of the people."
As wife of Pluto, she sent spectres, ruled the ghosts, and carried into effect the curses of men.
The natives do not really respect these wandering friars, but they dread their curses.
He curses love and grasps the gold.
At first, indeed, Eabani curses the fate which led him away from his former life, and Gilgamesh is represented as bewailing Eabani's dissatisfaction.
A more reasonable explanation connects the name with Arae, " Curses," commonly known as Semnae, " Awful Goddesses," whose shrine was a cave at the foot of the hill, of which they were the guardian deities (Aeschyl.
75, 123) Pegasus, like Anion the fabled offspring of Demeter and Poseidon, was a curse-horse, symbolical of the rapidity with which curses were fulfilled.
So may the Devil I Respite their souls from Heaven!"; Hellas, 657, "Bask in the [deep] blue noon divine"; Julian and Maddalo, 218, where "Moans, shrieks, and curses, and blaspheming prayers" is absent in the earlier editions though required for the rhyme; so lines 299-301 of the Letter to Maria Gisborne.
Thus whosoever curses the king is stoned as though God Himself had been cursed (2 Sam.
During these works some local archaeologists attempted to penetrate the cave but were driven away by the labourers with curses.
The general dissatisfaction received a somewhat unguarded and intemperate expression in a letter sent to the justices of Marlborough by a gentleman of the neighbourhood, named Oliver St John, 6 in which he denounced the attempt to raise funds in this way as contrary to law, reason and religion, as constituting in the king personally an act of perjury, involving in the same crime those who contributed, and thereby subjecting all parties to the curses levelled by the church at such offences.
The curses pronounced against him may be read in most of the biographies.
A priest is summoned, and, if his prayers and curses fail, a small boy is drugged, and "whatever person he dreams of is fixed on as the criminal..
The Ulster annalists give a very different estimate of the great Talbot from that of Shakespeare: "A son of curses for his venom and a devil for his evils; and the learned say of him that there came not from the time of Herod, by whom Christ was crucified, any one so wicked in evil deeds " (O'Donovan's Four Masters).
Ye have more curses than ye have hairs of your head, and I advise you for Christ's sake not to preach at Navan."
The king must have listened to the curses as well as the blessings in chap. xxviii., and no doubt also to the exhortations in chaps.
Some of the curses refer to laws given not in D but in Lev.
The corpse of Louis XIV., left to servants for disposal, and saluted all along the road to Saint Denis by the curses of a noisy crowd sitting in the cabarets, celebrating his death by drinking more than their fill as a compensation for having suffered too much from hunger during his lifetimesuch was the coarse but sincere epitaph which popular opinion placed on the tomb of the Grand Monarque.
affliction with curses or sorcery and the social-economic milieu in which they occur is also considered.
The peasants shut all their poultry up in their barns, and very liberally bestowed all their curses upon us.
The Prince, meanwhile, paced loudly up and down outside the door, muttering ancient Teutonic curses under his breath.
curses routines have two or more versions.
Her employers allegedly threaten her with voodoo curses to keep her under control.
deliverance from demons; breaking curses and generational bondages; inner healing and baptism of the Holy Spirit.
earthbound ghosts, entities and curses.
They actually lived a fairy tale, complete with curses, monsters and an evil hag in a tower.
imprecate curses on the cause of my being!
voodoo curses to keep her under control.
But I have since learned that trade curses everything it handles; and though you trade in messages from heaven, the whole curse of trade attaches to the business.
Everywhere one heard curses on Bonaparte, "the enemy of mankind."
The whole army bewails it and calls down curses upon him...
In the streets, around carts that were to take some of the wounded away, shouts, curses, and blows could be heard.
She was astonished at the vile curses that came out of his mouth.
Ice cream curses fly back and forth between us all day long.
There's a pause button in Action mode, but - curses! - it also hides the screen.
Curses is a game published by Play All Day Games that can create moments of immense hilarity that can get the right group of people rolling around on the floor in laughter.
There are many reasons why this Santa is bad: he drinks, smokes, curses, steals, lies, cavorts, yells at kids, and associates with shady characters.
Gullible individuals may find themselves financially drained over a "free reading" which, unfortunately, revealed many "terrible curses and conditions" necessitating a host of expensive "cures".
Bad Moon Rising - Werewolves, vampires and curses were central to this episode as Mason Lockwood's return to Mystic Falls includes the Lockwood family curse.
In some instances, these other-worldly creatures can be downright nasty, placing curses on passerby who inadvertently stumbles into their domain.
Other gothics featured mad monks, real ghosts, curses, and supernatural elements of every description.
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