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injunction

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Definition a command from the court — usually to prohibit someone from doing or continuing to do something
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Yes, let us first fulfill Christ's injunction ourselves and only then venture to expect it of our children.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Madame de Bellegarde gave a glance at her son which seemed tantamount to an injunction to be silent and leave her to her own devices.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • And with this fearful injunction the count disappeared through the door, which noiselessly closed after him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Lily smiled faintly at the injunction to take her tea strong.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • And while the other woman stared at her in alarm, shouted garbled, flurried injunctions at Polly.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • This injunction had to be repeated several times before the man could be persuaded to move.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • With this injunction he left her and went out to the cow-barn.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • 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
  • From the benches above him as he passed, the favor descended in fierce injunctions.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Much as he might want to, Seth won't be able to ignore that kind of injunction.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Partridge easily forgave, and faithfully promised to obey the injunction now laid upon him.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • 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
  • Hey, how did Jake get around the injunction anyway?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • While he was speaking, my uncle was placing before me several articles of food, which, despite his earnest injunctions, I readily devoured.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The injunction not to drink urine was quite unnecessary.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He remembered the strict injunctions he had received from his master on starting.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Dr. Pickerbaugh backed up his injunctions with statistics as impressive as those the Reverend Ira Hinkley had once used at Digamma Pi.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith

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