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How to use forbidding in a sentence

  • “Mujahid pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Islamic State commanding good and forbidding evil,” it reads.

  • Last year Russia passed a law forbidding “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations,” allegedly to protect kids.

  • Some peculiar lines between these contracted brows gave a character of ferocity to this forbidding and sensual face.

    Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • She fixed her imploring eyes on the Virgin's face and on the saints; but all seemed to her to wear a forbidding look.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • But at Orleans he received an angry message from Bonaparte forbidding him to return to Paris.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • In the commands forbidding Israel to enter into covenant with the Canaanites, or their gods, the phrase is used.

  • On July 19 a proclamation was issued forbidding the possession of firearms without licence.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman

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