adjuration adjuration

Definition(s):

  • (n) a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

Usage(s):

  1. Says Gogarty, the adjuration worked.
  2. Most smokers do not deliberately seek to offend abstainers, and can generally be persuaded to douse the weed with a mild adjuration.

News

  • Mike Hall: Remembering the quotable Dr. Karl

    The adjuration to be "normal" seems shockingly repellent to me . . For surely anyone who achieves anything is, essentially, abnormal. That's a quote from "The Human Mind," written in 1930 by Dr. Karl Menninger.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

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