Forbidding

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  • an official prohibition or edict against something
  • threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clo
  • harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance; "a dour, self-sacrificing life"; "a forbidding scowl"; "a grim man loving duty more than humanity"; "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie

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  • an official prohibition or edict against something

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  • Forbidding what is evil: Forbidding what is evil (Arabic: النهي عن المنكر‎ Nahy ani l-Munkar), is a part of Islam and means, for example, to oppose injustice. In a more political
  • Enjoining good and forbidding wrong: Enjoining good and forbidding wrong, (Arabic: al-amr bi 'l-maʿruf wa 'n-nahy ʿani 'l-munkar) or promotion of virtue and prevention of vice (PVPV), is an
  • Hadith of Umar's speech of forbidding Mut'ah: Hadith of Umar's speech of forbidding Mut'ah is a report of Umar ibn al-Khattab abolishing Mut'ah. He is accused of publicly confessing to challenging
  • A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning: "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" is a metaphysical poem by John Donne. Written in 1611 or 1612 for his wife Anne before he left on a trip to Continental

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