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curse

(kers),
An affliction thought to be invoked by a malevolent spirit.

curse

(kŭrs)
An affliction thought to be invoked by an evil spirit.

curse

(kĕrs)
1. To attempt to inflict injury by appeal to a malevolent supernatural power.
2. Injury assumed to have been inflicted by a malevolent supernatural power.
3. To use foul, offensive language.
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The same applies to the word 'La'anah' or curse and 'Rahmah' or mercy to talk about specific and limited or general and boundless execration and clemency.
I can already hear the chorus of execration," Powell noted, pausing to fix the local television crew with his basilisk stare.
10) Ben Jonson, "An Execration Upon Vulcan," in Ian Donaldson, ed.
The senior special Assistant has noticed that many of the contracts awarded early this year for execration were yet to start especially in Ofumama, Gbelegbu and okomu Road in south west local south area of the state.
Obviously, Stiegler does not share Heidegger's one-sided execration of technology: whereas Heidegger sees technology as an immunization strategy against the burden of freedom (or lack of essence) which Dasein essentially is (human's essence being the lack of all possible essence), Stiegler argues that technology, as it is foundational vis-a-vis what we are as human beings, grants this freedom in the first place (Stiegler, 2004, 45).
No dealer in human blood, even in the town of Liverpool, will be long able to encounter the execration of all mankind by continuing it.
These crimes have brought upon their authors the execration of all civilized peoples throughout the world.
It was received with surprisingly widespread acclaim, given the scandal surrounding the author's imprisonment for homosexual offences that formed the subject matter of the ballad and the near--universal execration and banishment from polite society that had accompanied his fall.
lt;<It was the misfortune of Quevedo to enter into the service of his country when the sceptre of Spain and the Indies was swayed by the feeble successor of the detestable Philip II, who, after a long reign, distinguished by military expeditions that desolated his country, and polluted by crimes that merit the execration of mankind, expired in the Escurial, leaving his enemies victorious, and his people impoverished>> (I, XIX).
A man may disbelieve in God, heaven and hell; he may care little for mankind, or society, or for the nation to which he belongs-- let him at least be plainly told what are the acts which will stamp him with infamy, hold him up to public execration, and bring him to the gallows, the gaol or the lash.