inviolate, from "health, well-being," or from "good-omen," "augury."
James Thomson (" B.V.") speaks " of the restful rapture of the inviolate grave," and sings the praises of death and of oblivion.
Lighted tapers are also placed in the hands of the newly-baptized, or of their god-parents, with the admonition " to preserve their baptism inviolate, so that they may go to meet the Lord when he comes to the wedding."
The loyalty of the Prussian army remained inviolate; but the king was too tender-hearted to use military force against his "beloved Berliners," and when the victory of the populace was thus assured his impressionable temper yielded to the general enthusiasm.
Still let the hero from the start In honest sweat and beats of heart Push on along the untrodden road For some inviolate abode.
Species barriers are significant in nature, but not inviolate, he said.
They can appeal to a half century of border stability which, however smashed down elsewhere, remains inviolate in Central Europe.
One proof that the human telos or essence is inviolate is exploitation, the violation of our claims to material equality.
untread let the hero from the start In honest sweat and beats of heart Push on along the untrodden road For some inviolate abode.
Bulygin, Mirski's successor, had no knowledge of this until after its publication; he hastened to the tsar and obtained the issue on the same day of a rescript which, while reserving the " fundamental laws of the empire " inviolate, stated the emperor's intention of summoning the representatives of the people to aid in " the preparation and examination of legislative proposals."
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