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enjoin
used in The Mill on the Floss

3 uses
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Definition
to command someone to do (or not do) something
  • He never likes going where there are many people, though I enjoined him to come.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (26% in)
  • 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...
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (4% in)
  • ...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...
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (69% in)

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