One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Now, various complaints and adjurations were made by the letter-writers.’
- ‘The poem ends with an adjuration to the young to repair home from worldly vanity and to place their trust, not in unstable fortune as Troilus did, but in God.’
- ‘Perhaps the adjurations are against confining the remedial provisions by reference to common law doctrines and limitations.’
- ‘Moreover, the effect of the Master's adjurations seems in fact to be that Calverley has abandoned any thoughts of Christianity at all, since he immediately invokes the conspicuously pagan concept of Fate.’
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