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We are seeking an injunction to prevent construction of the plant until there has been further study.
  a command from the court — usually to prohibit someone from doing or continuing to do something
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  • We are seeking an injunction to prevent construction of the plant until there has been further study.
  • We will comply with the court’s injunction.
  • She resolved not to be intimidated by several messages stenciled around her compartment—a roomette, they called it—but when she went to bed the night before, she succeeded in folding herself up into the wall because she had ignored an injunction to PULL THIS LEVER DOWN OVER BRACKETS, a situation remedied by the porter to her embarrassment, as her habit was to sleep only in pajama tops.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • But the ceremony was relatively easy to arrange (and Larry arranged it all) because there were no strict religious injunctions to observe.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Would I have heard, somewhere in the scented fog, the standard hypnotist’s injunction, "When you wake, you will remember nothing"?
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • To these injunctions every one doth swear That comes to hazard for my worthless self.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Long-held hatreds of neighbors could now be openly expressed, and vengeance taken, despite the Bible’s charitable injunctions.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • The injunction not to drink urine was quite unnecessary.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Mr. Sherlock Holmes drove with me to the station and gave me his last parting injunctions and advice.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Since early morning—despite an injunction not to approach the picket line—the officers had been unable to keep sight-seers away.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • These words, in plain English, conveyed an injunction to ring the bell.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • With this injunction he left her and went out to the cow-barn.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • When Van Helsing had seen her, he went out for a walk, leaving me in charge, with strict injunctions that I was not to leave her for a moment.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • However, I threw all fears to the winds, ate a hearty supper, drove to Paddington, and started off, having obeyed to the letter the injunction as to holding my tongue.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Once, however, an ingenious stranger came and started to gather this filth in scows, to make lard out of; then the packers took the cue, and got out an injunction to stop him, and afterward gathered it themselves.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Let us repeat in addition that Javert had scruples of his own; injunctions of his conscience were added to the injunctions of the prefect.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Thus the evening wore away with the Cruncher family, until Young Jerry was ordered to bed, and his mother, laid under similar injunctions, obeyed them.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Cora alone remembered the parting injunctions of the scout, and whenever an opportunity offered, she stretched forth her arm to bend aside the twigs that met her hands.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • These volumes were my study day and night, and my familiarity with them increased that regret which I had felt, as a child, on learning that my father’s dying injunction had forbidden my uncle to allow me to embark in a seafaring life.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Forgetting Kirke’s injunction not to try to fight Skylla, he arms himself and picks up his two spears, a foolish piece of Iliadic bravado.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Both the expressions flitting over her face, and the changes of her moods, began to alarm me terribly; and brought to my recollection her former illness, and the doctor’s injunction that she should not be crossed.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • There is a brisk lookout on the toilet; injunctions passed around to every one to put on their best face and be spry; and now all are arranged in a circle for a last review, before they are marched up to the Bourse.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • It is so difficult to become clearly possessed of the contents of almost any letter, in a violent hurry, that I had to read this mysterious epistle again twice, before its injunction to me to be secret got mechanically into my mind.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • And with this fearful injunction the count disappeared through the door, which noiselessly closed after him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Much as he might want to, Seth won’t be able to ignore that kind of injunction.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • The captain of the distressed vessel, at last heeding the injunction, cast down his bucket, and it came up full of fresh sparkling water from the mouth of the Amazon River.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • D’Artagnan then remembered the injunction: "If you value your own life or that of those who love you, remain motionless, and as if you had seen nothing."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Why, simply by recalling the divine injunction: "A new commandment give I unto you, that ye love one another."
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • "Think of me to-morrow, my dear Emma, about four o’clock," was Mrs. Weston’s parting injunction; spoken with some anxiety, and meant only for her.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I must remove Some thousands of these logs, and pile them up, Upon a sore injunction: my sweet mistress Weeps when she sees me work, and says such baseness Had never like executor.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Elizabeth would not oppose such an injunction—and a moment’s consideration making her also sensible that it would be wisest to get it over as soon and as quietly as possible, she sat down again and tried to conceal, by incessant employment the feelings which were divided between distress and diversion.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • She did not realize that, with his encouragement, she had disregarded many of the sternest injunctions of her mother concerning the proprieties, forgotten the difficult lessons in being a lady.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I obey the first clause of the injunction by trying once more, but am not so successful with the second, for I am very stupid.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • "Mind you bring Nancy to the Warrens before the week’s out, Mr. Cass," was Priscilla’s parting injunction, as she took the reins, and shook them gently, by way of friendly incitement to Speckle.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • If they find some case where it doesn’t work, have them tell the stooge that Directive 10-289 does not provide for local injunctions, that an injunction has to be brought against our headquarters and that they have to sue me, if they wish to stop us.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The captain of the distressed vessel, at last heading the injunction, cast down his bucket, and it came up full of fresh, sparkling water from the mouth of the Amazon River.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • It was the private property of three confederate white seamen of that ship, one of whom, it seems, communicated it to Tashtego with Romish injunctions of secrecy, but the following night Tashtego rambled in his sleep, and revealed so much of it in that way, that when he was wakened he could not well withhold the rest.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Poor child, she was bewildered by the many injunctions we laid upon her, and the curtailing of her freedom tried her sorely, though not a word of complaint came from her.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Chapter 5 Next morning, while the breakfast was getting ready, I attended to the beautiful skin of the kangaroo, which I was anxious to preserve entire; and afterwards, when Fritz had prepared everything in readiness for our trip to the wreck, I called Ernest and Jack in order to give them some parting injunctions.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • And so, with injunctions to Miss Sharp to be ready at five in the morning, he bade her good night.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Then at the end of a week she departed, after a thousand injunctions to be good now that he was going to be left to himself.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Mrs. Gradgrind was not a scientific character, and usually dismissed her children to their studies with this general injunction to choose their pursuit.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • She did commend my yellow stockings of late, she did praise my leg being cross-gartered; and in this she manifests herself to my love, and with a kind of injunction, drives me to these habits of her liking.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • Yes, let us first fulfill Christ’s injunction ourselves and only then venture to expect it of our children.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Go in with me: my duty cannot suffer To obey in all your daughters’ hard commands; Though their injunction be to bar my doors, And let this tyrannous night take hold upon you, Yet have I ventur’d to come seek you out And bring you where both fire and food is ready.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Indeed, he was happy to skip church services in order to violate those injunctions.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In the meantime, the actors had obeyed his injunction, and the public, seeing that they were beginning to speak again, began once more to listen, not without having lost many beauties in the sort of soldered joint which was formed between the two portions of the piece thus abruptly cut short.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The rest of the day was spent in mutual asking and answering of questions, with the wish constantly repeated that the good old grandmother was with us, and frequent injunctions from Benny to write to her immediately, and be sure to tell her every thing about his voyage, and his journey to Boston.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Mrs. Jennings, though forced, on examination, to acknowledge a temporary revival, tried to keep her young friend from indulging a thought of its continuance;— and Elinor, conning over every injunction of distrust, told herself likewise not to hope.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • This means that from time to time various injunctions have to be obeyed, the accused has to be questioned, investigations have to take place and so on.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
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