verb (used with object), im·mured, im·mur·ing.
Origin of immure
Examples from the Web for immure
She might take a sudden resolve and immure herself before I can return!Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman|Willie Walker Caldwell
Kings themselves were wont thus to immure the wives and daughters of defeated rebels.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535|Eileen Edna Power
What was Oliver's enmity towards you, that he should immure you here all these years?The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3|George Augustus Sala
Such a trick of fate, to take a man of important affairs, and immure him at the mercy of a maniac in a God-forsaken coal-town!King Coal|Upton Sinclair
But it was affrighting to realize that the very physical feature which provided a refuge might also immure them in a living tomb.His Unknown Wife|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for immure
Word Origin for immure
Word Origin and History for immure
1580s, from Middle French emmurer and directly from Medieval Latin immurare, literally "to shut up within walls," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + Latin murus "wall" (see mural). Related: Immured; immuring.