Definition of "immurement" [im•mure•ment]

  • (noun) capital punishment by entombing for life.

Use "immurement" in a sentence

  • "To one possessed of wisdom, the acts of a former period (thus washed off) and those of this life also (which are accomplished without expectation of fruit), do not become productive of any disagreeable consequence (such as immurement in hell)."
  • "Three Days to Never is, pretty clearly, a thematic consort of Declare, its immediate predecessor in Powers' canon, but although the new tale shares that novel's immurement in the mortal coils of 20th-century history, it reads as a counterfactual to Powers' previous unsparing insistence that the past 100 years or so of human life on this planet have been lived in the heart of darkness of theological abomination."
  • "However, this dreadful purpose was prevented, partly by the interposition of his wife, whose aim was not the death but immurement of his daughter, and partly by the tears and supplication of the young gentlewoman herself, who protested, that, although the ceremony of the church had not been performed, she was contracted to Fathom by the most solemn vows, to witness which he invoked all the saints in heaven."

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