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"Load them with heavy fetters and immure them in a dungeon," said Governor Jefferson.

He did not immure himself, or cut himself off from human companionship.

You, who are so gay, so full of life and health and exuberant spirits, immure yourself in a cloister!

The Resurrection Man entered first, and advanced into the middle of a small arched cell—a stone tomb, built to immure the living!

It never forged a chain to bind a heretic or an adversary, nor erected a prison to immure him.

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!

It was customary at that period to immure prisoners in solitary confinement.

Kings themselves were wont thus to immure the wives and daughters of defeated rebels.

The Eastern monarch may immure himself in his harem, casting the burdens of state upon the shoulders of a grand vizier.

Have they not forced him to immure himself here in the hills, when he should by rights be reigning in Rome?

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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