To imprecate evil on any living being seems to them unchristian, barbarous, a relic of dark ages and dark superstitions.
Bowing my head to think—to pray—to imprecate, I lost all sense of time and place.
I know not what I ought to imprecate on the wretches who had spread a report of your death.
But now there is scarcely a tongue in all New England that does not imprecate curses on his name.
There was nothing for him to resent, nothing for him to imprecate but his own folly.
He ceased to imprecate only when, by repetition, his oaths became too inexpressive to be worth while.