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  • The resolution enjoins members to reduce their carbon footprint.
    enjoins = urges
  • "Don't mention it," he enjoined me eagerly.   (source)
    enjoined = urged
  • 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.   (source)
    enjoined = commanded
  • At other times in spite of maternal endearments or threats, I had with a child's caprice been accustomed to indulge my feelings of sorrow or anger by crying as much as I felt inclined; but on this occasion there was an intonation of such extreme terror in my mother's voice when she enjoined me to silence, that I ceased crying as soon as her command was given.   (source)
    enjoined = urged or commanded
  • I feared the vengeance of the disappointed fiend, yet I was unable to overcome my repugnance to the task which was enjoined me.   (source)
    enjoined = urged or commanded upon
  • They shook hands and exchanged the wry smile of adversaries who are enjoined from mauling each other by some inconvenience of context.†   (source)
  • And he made me blessed wherever I go, and enjoined upon me that salat prayers and zakat charity, for as long as I live.†   (source)
  • "We were strictly enjoined not to speak, or even cough," wrote Private Martin.†   (source)
  • They were within fifty yards of the barn and Ben Franklin was somewhere in that shadow, shotgun over his knees, enjoined to silence, alert to shoot anything that moved; and they were moving, silhouetted against the star-silvered river.†   (source)
  • The round man and the lady in the raincoat rose and moved in step to the door together, all four hands enjoined.†   (source)
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  • And the resolutions, he felt, enjoined "upon their Senators a course of conduct which neither my judgment could approve nor my spirit brook."†   (source)
  • "One thing, thou that wast my wife, I would enjoin upon thee," continued the scholar.   (source)
    enjoin = urge
  • Every man can understand it, but to conceive it and enjoin it was possible only for God.   (source)
    enjoin = command
  • Of the three precepts of Freemasonry Pierre realized that he did not fulfill the one which enjoined every Mason to set an example of moral life, and that of the seven virtues he lacked two—morality and the love of death.   (source)
    enjoined = urged or commanded
  • At such moments vengeance, that burned within me, died in my heart, and I pursued my path towards the destruction of the daemon more as a task enjoined by heaven, as the mechanical impulse of some power of which I was unconscious, than as the ardent desire of my soul.   (source)
  • As regards the generality of mankind it is; but not for you, my dear viscount, who are one of my most intimate friends, and on whose silence I feel I may rely, if I consider it necessary to enjoin it—may I not do so?   (source)
    enjoin = urge
  • But how did God enjoin that law?   (source)
    enjoin = command
  • 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.   (source)
    enjoined = commanded
  • Marya Dmitrievna went on admonishing her for some time, enjoining on her that it must all be kept from her father and assuring her that nobody would know anything about it if only Natasha herself would undertake to forget it all and not let anyone see that something had happened.   (source)
    enjoining = urging
  • 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.   (source)
    enjoined = commanded
  • Senators were enjoined to disclose nothing until the treaty was signed by the President.†   (source)
  • He enjoined silence on me with a gesture, and we crept quietly along the nursery wing.†   (source)
  • The precautions publicly enjoined on your patient, however, soon become a matter of routine and this effect disappears.†   (source)
  • What seemed to me to be duty and what the authorities and my superior officers from time to time enjoined upon me was not by any means good.†   (source)
  • Some supplementary regulations enjoined compulsory disinfection of the sickroom and of the vehicle in which the patient traveled.†   (source)
  • Manuelito drew a map in the sand, and explained to the Bishop how, from the very beginning, it had been enjoined that his people must never cross the Rio Grande on the east, or the Rio San Juan on the north, or the Rio Colorado on the west; if they did, the tribe would perish.†   (source)
  • Even if it isn't plague, the prophylactic measures enjoined by law for coping with a state of plague should be put into force immediately?†   (source)
  • The measures enjoined were far from Draconian and one had the feeling that many concessions had been made to a desire not to alarm the public.†   (source)
  • What kind of an injunction was this, anyhow, wherewith Gilbert had enjoined him?†   (source)
  • The servants were huddled on the platform, enjoined not to stray.†   (source)
  • "Don't say anything against my honour!" enjoined Jude hotly, standing up.†   (source)
  • It only makes people want to nose 'em out," he always objected when enjoined to discretion.†   (source)
  • He never likes going where there are many people, though I enjoined him to come.†   (source)
  • Why had he enjoined me, too, to secrecy?†   (source)
  • 'With reference to them, especially, I am enjoined to the strictest silence on this subject.†   (source)
  • Then the prosecutor in deliberate and chosen words enjoined her to kiss the Bible handed to her and swear to tell the truth.†   (source)
  • The place enjoined silence.†   (source)
  • Thus enjoined by Euchre, Duane began to tell the conversations with Jennie and Mrs. Bland word for word.†   (source)
  • With a rugged, pithy smile he cheerfully bade them trust him as he strove to make them feel at home in these swampy, suspicious, and subhuman regions, enjoined them to see in his stout person a true leader, even for the timid and those dubious about such matters.†   (source)
  • Indeed, the meager breakfast might have been as merrily partaken of as it was hungrily had not Ambrose enjoined silence.†   (source)
  • The females were less numerous than the males, and liable to much furtive persecution in spite of the monogamy the Law enjoined.†   (source)
  • Josiah Graves answered that he was the first to recognise the dignity of the church, but this was a matter of politics, and in his turn he reminded the Vicar that their Blessed Saviour had enjoined upon them to render unto Caesar the things that were Caesar's.†   (source)
  • Beneath Dr. Krokowski's beard, under that pithy expression that reassured and enjoined confidence, his yellow teeth were constantly in evidence as he repeated his "my d'gods" and were particularly visible as he welcomed Hans Castorp, who said nothing and looked unsure of himself.†   (source)
  • Her words enjoined a silence.†   (source)
  • At the date when she was officially enjoined to give thanks for the blessings of the year it was her habit to take a mournful though not embittered stock of her world, and wonder what there was to be thankful for.†   (source)
  • Joseph then placed the flowers as enjoined, and the evergreens around the flowers, till it was difficult to divine what the waggon contained; he smacked his whip, and the rather pleasing funeral car crept down the hill, and along the road to Weatherbury.†   (source)
  • Nay, in the last capital, being, as it were, the cope-stone which our blessed founder placed on the pure and undefiled doctrine which he had enjoined, we are prohibited from offering, even to our sisters and our mothers, the kiss of affection—'ut omnium mulierum fugiantur oscula'.†   (source)
  • Having seized him by the collar, he summoned, with a shout, two of his comrades, whom he enjoined to hold him fast while he himself felt for a moment in his boot, in order to draw out his snuff-box and refresh his frozen nose.†   (source)
  • He did not think that the Christian law that he had been all his life trying to follow, enjoined on him to forgive and love his enemies; but a glad feeling of love and forgiveness for his enemies filled his heart.†   (source)
  • "If he says no," she enjoined, as Elizabeth-Jane stood, bonnet on, ready to depart; "if he thinks it does not become the good position he has reached to in the town, to own—to let us call on him as—his distant kinfolk, say, 'Then, sir, we would rather not intrude; we will leave Casterbridge as quietly as we have come, and go back to our own country.'†   (source)
  • He is enjoined to silence and to rest, and they have given him some opiate to lull his pain, for his old enemy is very hard with him.†   (source)
  • But Colonel Crawley only took out a card and enjoined him particularly to send it in to Lord Steyne, and to mark the address written on it, and say that Colonel Crawley would be all day after one o'clock at the Regent Club in St. James's Street—not at home.†   (source)
  • Nothing could divert them from the regular and faithful performance of the pieties enjoined by the Church.†   (source)
  • now gave me to understand, that he had been diligently consulting Yojo—the name of his black little god—and Yojo had told him two or three times over, and strongly insisted upon it everyway, that instead of our going together among the whaling-fleet in harbor, and in concert selecting our craft; instead of this, I say, Yojo earnestly enjoined that the selection of the ship should rest wholly with me, inasmuch as Yojo purposed befriending us; and, in order to do so, had already pitched upon a vessel, which, if left to myself, I, Ishmael, should infallibly light upon, for all the world as though it had turned out by chance; and in that vessel I must immediately ship myself, for th†   (source)
  • At the same time he cautioned her against assumptions and appearances; enjoined strict silence and secrecy, lest Miss Dorrit should be made unhappy; and particularly advised her to endeavour to win her son's confidence and so to make quite sure of the state of the case.†   (source)
  • However, if these good Haudriettes were, for the moment, complying with the statutes of Pierre d'Ailly, they certainly violated with joy those of Michel de Brache, and the Cardinal of Pisa, which so inhumanly enjoined silence upon them.†   (source)
  • Forbidden by men, enjoined by God.†   (source)
  • The steward was seated on the hay, and enjoined to hold his peace and apply the goad that was placed in his hand, while the oxen were urged on.†   (source)
  • In some cases feudal honor enjoined revenge, and stigmatized the forgiveness of insults; in others it imperiously commanded men to conquer their own passions, and imposed forgetfulness of self.†   (source)
  • All these twopenny documents arranged on a side table, old Sedley covered them carefully over with a clean bandanna handkerchief (one out of Major Dobbin's lot) and enjoined the maid and landlady of the house, in the most solemn way, not to disturb those papers, which were arranged for the arrival of Mr. Joseph Sedley the next morning, "Mr. Joseph Sedley of the Honourable East India Company's Bengal Civil Service."†   (source)
  • Mr Cheeryble, being of course wholly unsuspicious that such reflections were presenting themselves to his young friend, proceeded to give him the needful credentials and directions for his first visit, which was to be made next morning; and all preliminaries being arranged, and the strictest secrecy enjoined, Nicholas walked home for the night very thoughtfully indeed.†   (source)
  • Then turning to the accused, he enjoined him to listen to what he was about to say, and added: "You are in a position where reflection is necessary.†   (source)
  • Feudal aristocracy existed by war and for war; its power had been founded by arms, and by arms that power was maintained; it therefore required nothing more than military courage, and that quality was naturally exalted above all others; whatever denoted it, even at the expense of reason and humanity, was therefore approved and frequently enjoined by the manners of the time.†   (source)
  • At first he had enjoined the actors, who had stopped in suspense, to continue, and to raise their voices; then, perceiving that no one was listening, he had stopped them; and, during the entire quarter of an hour that the interruption lasted, he had not ceased to stamp, to flounce about, to appeal to Gisquette and Liénarde, and to urge his neighbors to the continuance of the prologue; all in vain.†   (source)
  • Moreover, the preparation for a visit being always a serious affair in the Dodson family, Martha was enjoined to have Mrs. Tulliver's room ready an hour earlier than usual, that the laying out of the best clothes might not be deferred till the last moment, as was sometimes the case in families of lax views, where the ribbon-strings were never rolled up, where there was little or no wrapping in silver paper, and where the sense that the Sunday clothes could be got at quite easily produced no shock to the mind.†   (source)
  • sister boarded, and had not yet come to hand: notwithstanding that it had been packed up in a bandbox, and the bandbox in a handkerchief, and the handkerchief tied on to the boy's arm; and notwithstanding, too, that the place of its consignment had been duly set forth, at full length, on the back of an old letter, and the boy enjoined, under pain of divers horrible penalties, the full extent of which the eye of man could not foresee, to deliver the same with all possible speed, and not to loiter by the way.†   (source)
  • Was it not that above all, that alone, which he had always desired, which the Bishop had enjoined upon him—to shut the door on his past?†   (source)
  • When the nuns were present at services where their rule enjoined silence, the public was warned of their presence only by the folding seats of the stalls noisily rising and falling.†   (source)
  • Let us add, that the inexcusable Gisquet order, which enjoined doctors to lodge information against the wounded, having outraged public opinion, and not opinion alone, but the King first of all, the wounded were covered and protected by this indignation; and, with the exception of those who had been made prisoners in the very act of combat, the councils of war did not dare to trouble any one.†   (source)
  • And now your fathers both repeatedly enjoined your duties on you.†   (source)
  • How Sir Bors met with an hermit, and how he was confessed to him, and of his penance enjoined to him.†   (source)
  • Respect for its authority, compliance with its laws, acquiescence in its measures, are duties enjoined by the fundamental maxims of true liberty.†   (source)
  • Then the good man enjoined Sir Launcelot such penance as he might do and to sewe knighthood, and so assoiled him, and prayed Sir Launcelot to abide with him all that day.†   (source)
  •   ...am enjoined
      By holy Lawrence to fall prostrate here,
      To beg your pardon.   (source)
    enjoined = instructed (commanded)
  • excessively who would have the hardihood to rise affirming that no more odious offence can for anyone be than to oblivious neglect to consign that evangel simultaneously command and promise which on all mortals with prophecy of abundance or with diminution's menace that exalted of reiteratedly procreating function ever irrevocably enjoined?†   (source)
  • It was now for more than the middle span of our allotted years that he had passed through the thousand vicissitudes of existence and, being of a wary ascendancy and self a man of rare forecast, he had enjoined his heart to repress all motions of a rising choler and, by intercepting them with the readiest precaution, foster within his breast that plenitude of sufferance which base minds jeer at, rash judgers scorn and all find tolerable and but tolerable.†   (source)
  • Last night she enjoined me to write some lines to one she loves.†   (source)
  • And I answered as was enjoined on me; whereat the spirit quite twisted his feet.†   (source)
  • The same secrecy was enjoined to Mrs Miller, and Jones undertook for Allworthy.†   (source)
  • Didst thou not mark with what authority I commanded him, and with what humility he promised to do all I enjoined, specified, and required of him?†   (source)
  • True, and it was enjoined him in Rome for want of linen; since when, I'll be sworn, he wore none but a dish-clout of Jaquenetta's, and that a' wears next his heart for a favour.†   (source)
  • How Sir Bors met with an hermit, and how he was confessed to him, and of his penance enjoined to him.†   (source)
  • If their slaves rebel, and will not bear their yoke and submit to the labour that is enjoined them, they are treated as wild beasts that cannot be kept in order, neither by a prison nor by their chains, and are at last put to death.†   (source)
  • But we cannot say, that therefore the Church enjoyeth (as the land of Goshen) all the light, which to the performance of the work enjoined us by God, is necessary.†   (source)
  • It was strictly enjoined, that the project of starving you by degrees should be kept a secret; but the sentence of putting out your eyes was entered on the books; none dissenting, except Bolgolam the admiral, who, being a creature of the empress, was perpetually instigated by her majesty to insist upon your death, she having borne perpetual malice against you, on account of that infamous and illegal method you took to extinguish the fire in her apartment.†   (source)
  • Yes, but it is enjoined by the world.†   (source)
  • 36:23 Who hath enjoined him his way?†   (source)
  • It is a rule not enjoined upon the courts by legislative provision, but adopted by themselves, as consonant to truth and propriety, for the direction of their conduct as interpreters of the law.†   (source)
  • First, it must be in sorrowful bitterness of spirit; a condition that has five signs — shamefastness, humility in heart and outward sign, weeping with the bodily eyes or in the heart, disregard of the shame that might curtail or garble confession, and obedience to the penance enjoined.†   (source)
  • Thus were they plagued
    And worn with famine, long and ceaseless hiss,
    Till their lost shape, permitted, they resumed;
    Yearly enjoined, some say, to undergo,
    This annual humbling certain numbered days,
    To dash their pride, and joy, for Man seduced.†   (source)
  • No, no, worthy gentlemen; to tell you true, I cannot endure to see the rabble of these ground ciarlitani, that spread their cloaks on the pavement, as if they meant to do feats of activity, and then come in lamely, with their mouldy tales out of Boccacio, like stale Tabarine, the fabulist: some of them discoursing their travels, and of their tedious captivity in the Turks' galleys, when, indeed, were the truth known, they were the Christians' galleys, where very temperately they eat bread, and drunk water, as a wholesome penance, enjoined them by their confessors, for base pilferies.†   (source)
  • the morn,
    All unconcerned with our unrest, begins
    Her rosy progress smiling: let us forth;
    I never from thy side henceforth to stray,
    Where'er our day's work lies, though now enjoined
    Laborious, till day droop; while here we dwell,
    What can be toilsome in these pleasant walks?†   (source)
  • Temperance, industry, exercise, and cleanliness, are the lessons equally enjoined to the young ones of both sexes: and my master thought it monstrous in us, to give the females a different kind of education from the males, except in some articles of domestic management; whereby, as he truly observed, one half of our natives were good for nothing but bringing children into the world; and to trust the care of our children to such useless animals, he said, was yet a greater instance of brutality.†   (source)
  • Then the good man enjoined Sir Launcelot such penance as he might do and to sewe knighthood, and so assoiled him, and prayed Sir Launcelot to abide with him all that day.†   (source)
  • The species of penitence are three: solemn, when a man is openly expelled from Holy Church in Lent, or is compelled by Holy Church to do open penance for an open sin openly talked of in the country; common penance, enjoined by priests in certain cases, as to go on pilgrimage naked or barefoot; and privy penance, which men do daily for private sins, of which they confess privately and receive private penance.†   (source)
  • "That will I not, in sooth," said he of the White Moon; "live the fame of the lady Dulcinea's beauty undimmed as ever; all I require is that the great Don Quixote retire to his own home for a year, or for so long a time as shall by me be enjoined upon him, as we agreed before engaging in this combat."†   (source)
  • Adam, well may we labour still to dress
    This garden, still to tend plant, herb, and flower,
    Our pleasant task enjoined; but, till more hands
    Aid us, the work under our labour grows,
    Luxurious by restraint; what we by day
    Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or bind,
    One night or two with wanton growth derides
    Tending to wild.†   (source)
  • Thus the young ladies are as much ashamed of being cowards and fools as the men, and despise all personal ornaments, beyond decency and cleanliness: neither did I perceive any difference in their education made by their difference of sex, only that the exercises of the females were not altogether so robust; and that some rules were given them relating to domestic life, and a smaller compass of learning was enjoined them: for their maxim is, that among peoples of quality, a wife should be always a reasonable and agreeable companion, because she cannot always be young.†   (source)
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enjoin as in:  enjoined us from acting

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  • The state requested that the Supreme Court enjoin the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to block parts of the law.
  • The organization further requested that the court issue an injunction to enjoin enforcement of the rule until the lawsuit is settled.
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  • Charles then returned to the consulate with a federal marshal to serve both orders, one ordering the consul general to produce me and the other enjoining the consul general from removing me from the country.†   (source)
  • I enjoin you to practice the meditation of peace.†   (source)
  • I enjoin you direct your attention to back of old wall where Paganini born.†   (source)
  • How she enjoin the other sister she die too, before her wedding day.†   (source)
  • Scarlett winked slyly at Frank and, for all his distress at the bad news he had just heard, he smiled, knowing she was enjoining silence and making him one in a pleasant conspiracy.†   (source)
  • Did she wish to enjoin speech or silence?†   (source)
  • This would enjoin us from consigning something sublime to History.†   (source)
  • One old woman raised a laugh by pushing her way to the front madly and enjoining him in a scolding voice to see to it that her two sons, who were with Doramin, did not come to harm at the hands of the robbers.†   (source)
  • With a wave of his hand, enjoining silence, Tull stepped forward in such a way that he concealed Venters.†   (source)
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  • He grasped the padre and led him toward the door, cursing and threatening, no doubt enjoining secrecy.†   (source)
  • Your Christianity, which enjoins you to resist not evil, and to turn the other cheek, would make me a bankrupt.†   (source)
  • Dinner over, Hepzibah took her knitting-work,—a long stocking of gray yarn, for her brother's winter wear,—and with a sigh, and a scowl of affectionate farewell to Clifford, and a gesture enjoining watchfulness on Phoebe, went to take her seat behind the counter.†   (source)
  • Almost instantly a female head was put out at the window, with two fingers placed upon her mouth, either to enjoin silence or to send him a kiss.†   (source)
  • The offer was gently declined, and Rivenoak being about to join them, Deerslayer requested the girl to leave him, first enjoining her again to tell those in the Ark to have full confidence in his fidelity.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Tulliver, foreseeing nothing but misbehavior while the children remained indoors, took an early opportunity of suggesting that, now they were rested after their walk, they might go and play out of doors; and aunt Pullet gave permission, only enjoining them not to go off the paved walks in the garden, and if they wanted to see the poultry fed, to view them from a distance on the horse-block; a restriction which had been imposed ever since Tom had been found guilty of running after the peacock, with an illusory idea that fright would make one of its feathers drop off.†   (source)
  • Calling Turk, and seriously enjoining obedience, he seated the monkey on his back, securing it there with a cord, and then putting a second string round the dog's neck that he might lead him, he put a loop of the knot into the comical rider's hand, saying gravely, 'Having slain the parent, Mr. Turk, you will please to carry the son.'†   (source)
  • "Before all things," my uncle resumed, "I enjoin you to preserve the most inviolable secrecy: you understand?†   (source)
  • "The laws of England," interrupted Beaumanoir, "permit and enjoin each judge to execute justice within his own jurisdiction.†   (source)
  • It enjoins him to be careful, and cut his work into as thin slices as possible, inasmuch as by so doing the business of boiling out the oil is much accelerated, and its quantity considerably increased, besides perhaps improving it in quality.†   (source)
  • Not another word did Mr. Dick utter on the subject; but he made a very telegraph of himself for the next half-hour (to the great disturbance of my aunt's mind), to enjoin inviolable secrecy on me.†   (source)
  • He may execute the law without energy or zeal; He may neglect to execute the law; He may do what the law enjoins him not to do.†   (source)
    But mind, allow the tailor no caprices:
    Enjoin upon him, as his head is dear,
    To most exactly measure, sew and shear,
    So that the breeches have no creases!†   (source)
  • Our recollections of them in former days enjoin us to be respectful; their sorrows clothe them with sanctity.†   (source)
  • He puts it to his ears, and it whispers information; he puts it to his lips, and it enjoins him to secrecy; he rubs it over his nose, and it sharpens his scent; he shakes it before a guilty man, and it charms him to his destruction.†   (source)
  • The responsibility of this affair rests with me, and I request and enjoin that nothing be said to any one without my knowledge.†   (source)
  • He had found time, nevertheless, to call often in Park Lane, and to despatch many notes to Rebecca, entreating her, enjoining her, commanding her to return to her young pupils in the country, who were now utterly without companionship during their mother's illness.†   (source)
  • I regarded that as my duty; common sense itself enjoins such a proceeding, though other proprietors do not even dream of it; I am alluding to the sciences, to culture.'†   (source)
  • She stretched out her arm to enjoin silence about her, held her breath, and began to listen with rapture.†   (source)
  • "Let me use my authority as a leech," answered Rebecca, "and enjoin you to keep silence, and avoid agitating reflections, whilst I apprize you of what you desire to know.†   (source)
  • It turned upon scientific questions as befits philosophers; but Professor Liedenbrock was excessively reserved, and at every sentence spoke to me with his eyes, enjoining the most absolute silence upon our plans.†   (source)
  • But one transparent blue morning, when a stillness almost preternatural spread over the sea, however unattended with any stagnant calm; when the long burnished sun-glade on the waters seemed a golden finger laid across them, enjoining some secrecy; when the slippered waves whispered together as they softly ran on; in this profound hush of the visible sphere a strange spectre was seen by Daggoo from the main-mast-head.†   (source)
  • He stood beside the bed, with his finger on his lips, as though there were some one in the chamber whom he must enjoin to silence.†   (source)
  • For the last hour he had had two voices in his conscience, the one enjoining him to respect his father's testament, the other crying to him to rescue the prisoner.†   (source)
  • Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be, that good policy does not equally enjoin it — It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.†   (source)
  • High matter thou enjoinest me, O prime of men,
    Sad task and hard: For how shall I relate
    To human sense the invisible exploits
    Of warring Spirits?†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-est" is dropped, so that where they said "Thou enjoinest" in older English, today we say "You enjoin."
  • State, or the
    Narragansett Bay State, or the Empire State,
    Yet sailing to other shores to annex the same, yet welcoming every
    new brother,
    Hereby applying these leaves to the new ones from the hour they
    unite with the old ones,
    Coming among the new ones myself to be their companion and equal,
    coming personally to you now,
    Enjoining you to acts, characters, spectacles, with me.†   (source)
  • —Weep I cannot, But my heart bleeds: and most accurs'd am I To be by oath enjoin'd to this.†   (source)
  • As Helenus enjoin'd, we next adore Diana's name, protectress of the shore.†   (source)
  • Not then mistrust, but tender love, enjoins,
    That I should mind thee oft; and mind thou me.†   (source)
  • By my soul, nor I: And yet, to satisfy this good old man, I would bend under any heavy weight That he'll enjoin me to.†   (source)
  • I am enjoin'd by oath to observe three things: First, never to unfold to any one Which casket 'twas I chose; next, if I fail Of the right casket, never in my life To woo a maid in way of marriage; Lastly, If I do fail in fortune of my choice, Immediately to leave you and be gone.†   (source)
  • Come, pilgrim, I will bring you Where you shall host: of enjoin'd penitents There's four or five, to great Saint Jaques bound, Already at my house.†   (source)
  • And so saying he stood up and laid his hand on his sword, waiting to see what the Knight of the Grove would do, who in an equally calm voice said in reply, "Pledges don't distress a good payer; he who has succeeded in vanquishing you once when transformed, Sir Don Quixote, may fairly hope to subdue you in your own proper shape; but as it is not becoming for knights to perform their feats of arms in the dark, like highwaymen and bullies, let us wait till daylight, that the sun may behold our deeds; and the conditions of our combat shall be that the vanquished shall be at the victor's disposal, to do all that he may enjoin, provided the injunction be such as shall be becoming a knight."†   (source)
  • After enjoining me to secrecy (it being an infringement on the powers of the Kings of Portugal and Spain) they told me they had a mind to fit out a ship to go to Guinea, in order to stock the plantation with Negroes, which as they could not be publicly sold, they would divide among them: and if I would go their supercargo in the ship, to manage the trading part, I should have ah equal share of the Negroes, without providing any stock.†   (source)
  • As you enjoin'd me, I have writ your letter Unto the secret nameless friend of yours; Which I was much unwilling to proceed in, But for my duty to your ladyship.†   (source)
  • Shall we tear her very heart from her, while we enjoin her duties to which a whole heart is scarce equal?†   (source)
  • now pray you, Work not so hard: I would the lightning had Burnt up those logs that you are enjoin'd to pile!†   (source)
  • And I set case [if I assume] ye
    might enjoin them that pain by right and by law (which I trow
    ye may not do), I say, ye might not put it to execution
    peradventure, and then it were like to return to the war, as it
    was before.†   (source)
  • "By my faith, brother," said he of the Grove, "my stomach is not made for thistles, or wild pears, or roots of the woods; let our masters do as they like, with their chivalry notions and laws, and eat what those enjoin; I carry my prog-basket and this bota hanging to the saddle-bow, whatever they may say; and it is such an object of worship with me, and I love it so, that there is hardly a moment but I am kissing and embracing it over and over again;" and so saying he thrust it into Sancho's hands, who raising it aloft pointed to his mouth, gazed at the star†   (source)
  • But peradventure he hath
    such heaviness and such wrath to usward, [towards us] because
    of our offence, that he will enjoin us such a pain [penalty] as we
    may not bear nor sustain; and therefore, noble lady, we beseech
    to your womanly pity to take such advisement [consideration]
    in this need, that we, nor our friends, be not disinherited and
    destroyed through our folly.†   (source)
  • Oft, since he breath'd his last, in dead of night His reverend image stood before my sight; Enjoin'd to seek, below, his holy shade; Conducted there by your unerring aid.†   (source)
  • But though the Scriptures obliges me to remain contented, it doth not enjoin me to shut my eyes to my own merit, nor restrain me from seeing when I am injured by an unjust comparison.†   (source)
  • "You would deal with them more harshly and cruelly than their owner himself," said Vivaldo, "for it is neither right nor proper to do the will of one who enjoins what is wholly unreasonable; it would not have been reasonable in Augustus Caesar had he permitted the directions left by the divine Mantuan in his will to be carried into effect.†   (source)
  • For this are various penances enjoin'd; And some are hung to bleach upon the wind, Some plung'd in waters, others purg'd in fires, Till all the dregs are drain'd, and all the rust expires.†   (source)
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