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  • Belle accepted, too, her denomination's strictures against alcohol, narcotics, and unclean foods; against swearing and unchastity; and against violation of the Ten Commandments—including the Commandment that stipulated, "Thou Shalt Not Kill."†   (source)
  • By that time, Astaroth had essentially become a 'demon' as we tend to think of them: He assumed their aura, he could be summoned, and, despite his great powers, he was bound by certain rules and strictures.†   (source)
  • As such, she would be governed by the same rules and strictures that applied to all those who worked directly for the service.†   (source)
  • I will do my level best to protect the United States under those strictures despite the fact that the situation is most illogical.†   (source)
  • My father had less mad strictures about the city, though still intense ones.†   (source)
  • There is no stricture on you, for you have tried.†   (source)
  • Yet a feeling of stricture, of a responding hopelessness almost approaching ferocity, grew with alarming quickness about her.†   (source)
  • Other strictures apply, but in general, yes.†   (source)
  • From this little story the condition of paralysis grows into one of Joyce's great themes: Dublin is a city in which the inhabitants are paralyzed by the strictures laid upon them by church, state, and convention.†   (source)
  • There had been a moment of crisis when he stripped Galbatorix's strictures from the Eldunari the king had enslaved.†   (source)
  • But just as we had outgrown our Youth League outlook, I was confident that these young men would transcend some of the strictures of Black Consciousness.†   (source)
  • She was not medically unsophisticated, so Sophie was aware of the irony involved in her seeking the ministrations of a chiropractor, but such strictures involving her employer she had of necessity abandoned when she took the desperately needed job in the first place.†   (source)
  • He had also agreed, to some extent, with Barnard's strictures on the air force.†   (source)
  • Poirot smiled, remembering MacQueen's strictures on "Britishers."†   (source)
  • I shall call this stricture, this rigidity, "death among the apple trees" for ever.†   (source)
  • Now the stricture and rigidity are over; and I will continue to make my survey of the purlieus of the house in the late afternoon, in the sunset, when the sun makes oleaginous spots on the linoleum, and a crack of light kneels on the wall, making the chair legs look broken.†   (source)
  • What would I give to hear your strictures on them!†   (source)
  • It proved that the Essence of the Sun Spirit was Truth, but its Aura and Effluxion were Cheerfulness: "Face always the day with the dawn-laugh with the enthusiasm of the initiate who perceives that all works together in the revolutions of the Wheel and who answers the strictures of the Soured Souls of the Destructionists with a Glad Affirmation—"†   (source)
  • We had been having a heated discussion,—upon life, of course,—and, grown over-bold, I was passing stiff strictures upon Wolf Larsen and the life of Wolf Larsen.†   (source)
  • Perhaps in no minor point does woman astonish her helpmate more than in the strange power she possesses of believing cajoleries that she knows to be false—except, indeed, in that of being utterly sceptical on strictures that she knows to be true.†   (source)
  • A laugh, or a joke, in honor of the "Sergeant's daughter," however, limited their strictures; though "Mabel Dunham" was soon a toast that even the ensign, or the lieutenant, did not disdain to give.†   (source)
  • When I find a man, sir, who looks me full in the face, while he praises an officer,—for, begging your honor's pardon, the men will sometimes pass their strictures on their betters,—and when I find a man looking me in the eyes as he praises his captain, I always set it down that the fellow is honest, and means what he says."†   (source)
  • For the first time, I understood the stern Scotch strictures against idleness that had seemed like mere quaintness before—or after, as the case might be.†   (source)
  • I have deliver'd to Lord Angelo,— A man of stricture and firm abstinence,— My absolute power and place here in Vienna, And he supposes me travell'd to Poland; For so I have strew'd it in the common ear, And so it is received.†   (source)
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