Usage examples for anathema

  1. Britt broke in on the anathema. – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  2. The law was anathema to him. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  3. Every now and then some muttered anathema fell from his lips. – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  4. And it is forbidden under pain of anathema to any one to lay such homicide to the charge of the said William. – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton
  5. Thereupon old Saracinesca, whose blood was roused by the atrocity, delivered a terrible anathema against the murderous wretches who had ruined the building, and expressed himself in favour of burning them alive, a fate, indeed, far too good for them. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  6. Had he been a Protestant his vices would have made him anathema, but, being what he was, his fellow- villagers had treated him with kindness. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  7. He threw the gun on the bed; he took Fitzgerald's pipe from his pocket and cast it after the gun, and with a gesture which placed all the contents of the room under the ban of his anathema, he strode out into the corridor, thence to the office. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  8. Then, with a suppressed anathema, he stepped into his folding tub and emptied the arctic contents of the water pitcher over himself. –  by
  9. The Protestant dissenters, through fear or hatred of the Catholics, consented to be placed under the general anathema, with a sort of understanding that, when the danger was over, they should be relieved from its pressure. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  10. But, as we have seen, the canons of the early councils, upon which the bigots relied for their authority, made no distinction whatever between the different classes of public performers: actors, singers, dancers, mountebanks, jugglers, and circus performers were all included in one common anathema. – Queens of the French Stage by H. Noel Williams
  11. The Bishop, alarmed at the influence his enemies might possibly obtain, offered to recall his anathema, on condition that Kassa would expel De Jacobis. – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  12. And then, having come, you proceed to follow the King’ s motor- car; you fall head over ears in love with a girl in it, a friend of the bride- elect, to whom your real name, if she’ s not heard it already, could easily be made to seem anathema maranatha. – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  13. The Jewish authorities, however, did not relax their vigilance, but threatened to repeat the anathema. – Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  14. Yet in fact Emerson goes to such an extreme of individualism that the only thing that has saved his memory from anathema is that he has not many readers in his after- times, and these few do not always venture to understand him. – Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy by Otto Heller
  15. The man had an astounding flow of spiritual invective, at due distance the very drum- fire of withering anathema, but sorry stuff of a familiar order at close range. – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung
  16. She overwhelmed Dick Povey with her anathema of Federation, for Dick was a citizen of Hanbridge, where this detestable movement for Federation had had its birth. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  17. Some of the Anglo- Saxon delegates took other ground, feeling unable to countenance the postulate underlying those demands, namely, that the Teuton race was to be forever anathema. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  18. Count Mirabeau had just been breaking out into an anathema in flaming words about the holiday which the king had given to the new regiments, when the Duke de Liancourt, who that moment entered the hall, advanced to the speaker's desk and announced that the king was just on the point of coming to the Assembly. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  19. Hold him, hold him, or else he'll get away, the anathema! – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  20. Cecilia had wondered where he would go to;- a form of anathema which had brought down a rebuke from her mother. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope