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Orison   Listen

Reverent petition to a deity.  Synonyms: petition, prayer.

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"Orison" Quotes from Famous Books

... best results, do your work with enthusiasm as well as fidelity," says Dr. Lyman Abbott. "Only he can who thinks he can!" says Orison Swett Marden. "The world makes way only for the determined man who laughs at barriers which limit others, at stumbling-blocks over which others fall. The man who, as Emerson says, 'hitches his wagon to a star,' is more likely to arrive at his goal than ...
— The Girl Wanted • Nixon Waterman

... with humilitie unto her, whose anger I have wrought? What do I know whether he (whom I seeke for) be in his mothers house or no? Thus being in doubt, poore Psyches prepared her selfe to her owne danger, and devised how she might make her orison and prayer unto Venus. After that Venus was weary with searching by Sea and Land for Psyches, shee returned toward heaven, and commanded that one should prepare her Chariot, which her husband Vulcanus gave unto her by reason of marriage, so finely ...
— The Golden Asse • Lucius Apuleius

... now the Campo has been our own. We need ask no man for anything; but soldiers must have their pay to live honestly when the wars are over. It is believed that your soul is so just that a prayer from you would cure the sickness of every beast, like the orison of the upright judge. Let me have some words from your lips that would act like a charm upon the doubts of our partida, where ...
— Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard • Joseph Conrad

... those thousand infant charms; (Unconscious fascination, undesigned!) The orison repeated in his arms, For God to bless her sire and all mankind; The book, the bosom on his knee reclined; Or how sweet fairy-lore he heard her con, (The playmate ere the teacher of her mind!) All uncompanioned else her heart had gone, Till ...
— The Canadian Elocutionist • Anna Kelsey Howard

... first orison, they throw on their cassock, and descend to the cellar, to count the bottles, or tap and taste the barrels of some doubtful vintage. The thorough-bred Burgundian cure, particularly one who has lived and got old and fat in the solitude of a retired presbytery,—whose rubicund nose reveals ...
— Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches • Henri de Crignelle

Words linked to "Orison" :   intercession, requiescat, collect, invocation, supplication, asking, grace, benediction, thanksgiving, blessing, commination, prayer wheel, request, petition, deprecation

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