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Definitionto command someone to do (or not do) something
- "One thing, thou that wast my wife, I would enjoin upon thee," continued the scholar.Chapter 4 -- The Interview (85% in)
- The frown, the harsh rebuke, the frequent application of the rod, enjoined by Scriptural authority, were used, not merely in the way of punishment for actual offences, but as a wholesome regimen for the growth and promotion of all childish virtues.Chapter 6 -- Pearl (25% in)
- The aged members of his flock, beholding Mr. Dimmesdale's frame so feeble, while they were themselves so rugged in their infirmity, believed that he would go heavenward before them, and enjoined it upon their children that their old bones should be buried close to their young pastor's holy grave.Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (52% in)
- Never was there a more beautiful example of how the majesty of age and wisdom may comport with the obeisance and respect enjoined upon it, as from a lower social rank, and inferior order of endowment, towards a higher.Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (35% in)
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