23 examples of Accursed in a sentence
The plot is pretty neat and the setting is ace, with treasure seeking archaeologists heading to an
island where murders have recently taken place.
After watching this (and I use the term loosely) film, I find myself wishing that the Grim Reaper had killed me before I chose to press that
They were there in the
city, in the midst of the flames which the passers-by on the plain could see through the fissures, spitting out sulphur and poisonous vapours.
Opposite were the ruins of the Voreux, the
hole where three pumps worked unceasingly.
Then, dropping Ned and turning to the battleship, whose shells were showering around him:"O ship of an
nation, you know who I am!" he shouted in his powerful voice.
But now in this hateful age of ours not one is safe, not though some new labyrinth like that of Crete conceal and surround her; even there the pestilence of gallantry will make its way to them through chinks or on the air by the zeal of its
importunity, and, despite of all seclusion, lead them to ruin.
"It was worse losing the ass," replied Sancho, "for with him lint and all were lost; but I beg of your worship not to remind me again of that
liquor, for my soul, not to say my stomach, turns at hearing the very name of it; and I beg of you, too, to reckon as past the three days you allowed me for seeing the mad things you do, for I take them as seen already and pronounced upon, and I will tell wonderful stories to my lady; so write the letter and send me off at once, for I long to return and take your worship out of this purgatory where I am leaving you."
Far better would it be for us who have adopted this
service to go back to our own houses, and there employ ourselves in pleasanter occupations—in hunting or fishing, for instance; for what squire in the world is there so poor as not to have a hack and a couple of greyhounds and a fishingrod to amuse himself with in his own village?""I am not in want of any of those things," said Sancho; "to be sure I have no hack, but I have an ass that is worth my master's horse twice over; God send me a bad Easter, and that the next one I am to see, if I would swap, even if I got four bushels of barley to boot.
cruelty of these inhuman persecutors!'
"It was an
day for my state when I first allowed the missionaries to come, and a worse day when I did not drive you out.""Not in the least.
Between the forest and this
spot, a little behind the trampled ground, was the same track of small feet as in the garden; the carriage had stopped here.
"I saw you, Ned, upon that
"There you have the whole
story!" he cried.
dog of an
race," he said, awaking with his deep and sullen voice the sullen echoes of his dungeon vault, "seest thou these scales?"
yet but a short space, and those fair features will be no longer animated by the bold and buoyant spirit which forsakes them not even in sleep!--When the nostril shall be distended, the mouth agape, the eyes fixed and bloodshot; and when the proud and noble knight may be trodden on by the lowest caitiff of this
castle, yet stir not when the heel is lifted up against him!--And
infidel Templar--the licentious De Bracy--Ulrica, the foul murdering strumpet--the men who aided my enterprises--the dog Saxons and
Jews, who are my prisoners--all, all shall attend me--a goodly fellowship as ever took the downward road--Ha, ha, ha!" and he laughed in his frenzy till the vaulted roof rang again.
"The soldiers of the Cross, who should shun the glance of a woman as the eye of a basilisk, live in open sin, not with the females of their own race only, but with the daughters of the
heathen, and more
"The blood of these
dogs," said the Grand Master, "shall be a sweet and acceptable offering to the saints and angels whom they despise and blaspheme; and with their aid will we counteract the spells and charms with which our brother is entwined as in a net.
But if, by means of charms and of spells, Satan had obtained dominion over the Knight, perchance because he cast his eyes too lightly upon a damsel's beauty, we are then rather to lament than chastise his backsliding; and, imposing on him only such penance as may purify him from his iniquity, we are to turn the full edge of our indignation upon the
instrument, which had so well-nigh occasioned his utter falling away.--Stand
Howbeit, grant them not their full demand at once, for thou shalt find it the quality of this
people that they will ask pounds, and peradventure accept of ounces--Nevertheless, be it as thou willest, for I am distracted in this thing, and what would my gold avail me if the child of my love should perish!"
Had it not been for the
interference of yon fanatical dotard, and the fool of Goodalricke, who, being a Templar, affects to think and judge according to the ordinary rules of humanity, the office of the Champion Defender had devolved, not on a Preceptor, but on a Companion of the Order.
festival!" he exclaimed, "wilt thou pursue me everywhere?