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  • Forwritten, proscribed.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • 'Well,' he said, defensively, ' you two are proscribed as outlaws, so neither of you can go.'
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • A proscribed fugitive, with a price upon his head; a fester and a wound upon the noble character of the Coketown operative!
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Here, too, were many of that old, proscribed, nameless, red-handed clan of the Macgregors.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • Having aroused the enmity of the Sultan, he was proscribed and put to death by treachery in 1822, at the age of eighty.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "The Warrior's Sons were proscribed three hundred years ago."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • I do not hesitate to say that most of the maxims commonly called democratic in France would be proscribed by the democracy of the United States.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Ralph had usually treated it facetiously; but present circumstances proscribed the facetious.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Ralph had usually treated it facetiously; but present circumstances proscribed the facetious.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • It also saw the wisdom of returning to the pre-Napoleonic concepts of small, "nontotal" wars with defined goals and proscribed excesses.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Except for proscribed midterm holidays, prolonged trips to Calgary grew less and less frequent.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • After which, I was hunted down, pursued, persecuted, blackened, jeered at, scorned, cursed, proscribed.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Soon he was proscribing parts of salutations and signatures and leaving the text untouched.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • If I've told him once I've told him a hundred times: Carpets are defined as a Muggle Artifact by the Registry of Proscribed Charmable Objects, but will he listen?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • They would enter proscribed areas without permits, use Whites Only facilities such as toilets, Whites Only railway compartments, waiting rooms, and post office entrances.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • In addition to that, Prof's exile has no legal existence as the government that proscribed him no longer exists and a competent court has taken notice—that was more expensive.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He knows every lyric and vocal inflection of countless tunes-about violence or romance, about fearless men and sexhungry women-songs that are a fixture of his proscribed, secondhand life back home.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Suspected and Denounced enemy of the Republic, Aristocrat, one of a family of tyrants, one of a race proscribed, for that they had used their abolished privileges to the infamous oppression of the people.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Draw lines of crime, of incompetency, of vice, as tightly and uncompromisingly as you will, for these things must be proscribed; but a color-line not only does not accomplish this purpose, but thwarts it.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • I am surprised that in our days, in this century of enlightenment, anyone should still persist in proscribing an intellectual relaxation that is inoffensive, moralising, and sometimes even hygienic; is it not, doctor?
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary

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