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Sequester   /sɪkwˈɛstər/   Listen

(past & past part. sequestered; pres. part. sequestering)
Requisition forcibly, as of enemy property.
Take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority.  Synonyms: attach, confiscate, impound, seize.  "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment" , "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
Undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion.
Keep away from others.  Synonyms: seclude, sequestrate, withdraw.
Set apart from others.  Synonyms: isolate, keep apart, sequestrate, set apart.

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"Sequester" Quotes from Famous Books

... sent to ask whether he would stand to it, "it is my act, my hand, my heart. I beseech your Lordships be merciful to a broken reed." This was, of course, followed by a request to the King from the House to "sequester" the Great Seal. A commission was sent to receive it (May 1). "The worse, the better," he answered to the wish, "that it had been better with him." "By the King's great favour I received the Great Seal; by my own great fault I have lost it." They intended him now to come to the bar to receive ...
— Bacon - English Men Of Letters, Edited By John Morley • Richard William Church

... difficult access and a little remote, as well upon the account of exercise, as also being there more retired from the crowd. 'Tis there that I am in my kingdom, and there I endeavor to make myself an absolute monarch, and to sequester this one corner from all society, conjugal, filial, and civil; elsewhere I have but verbal authority only, and of a confused essence. That man, in my opinion, is very miserable, who has not a home where to be by himself, where to entertain himself alone, or to conceal himself from others. ...
— The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)—Continental Europe I • Various

... what man With all his plots and power can. Bags that wax old may plundered be; But none can sequester or let A state that with the sun doth set, And comes next morning ...
— Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Complete • George Gilfillan

... had mind, and am strictly forbidden by our Father that sent me, to deal in any respect with matter of State or Policy of this realm, as things which appertain not to my vocation, and from which I do gladly restrain and sequester my thoughts. ...
— Ten Reasons Proposed to His Adversaries for Disputation in the Name • Edmund Campion

... mind, what most adorns her Is her modest heart. The rev'rence of the great She merits; but her thoughts will never rise So high. She strives not after giddy splendours: The true affection of a faithful soul Contents her, and the still, sequester'd lot Which with this hand ...
— The Life of Friedrich Schiller - Comprehending an Examination of His Works • Thomas Carlyle

... obey their statutes and always speak and act against the Gospel, God's Word, all such be thrust from their livings and the churches supplied with good pastors; for it strikes us that otherwise we can never hope for peace. Further, we pray our Lords to sequester the property of the monasteries and the canons, so that it may go to the aid of the poor, who everywhere sit before our churches; so that the Confederates and other strangers may not say: 'If they are such good Christians in Zurich, why do ...
— The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli • Johann Hottinger

... kill the dog. After that feel of the leg where bitten, and ascertain how serious the injury has been. Then go home and put on another pair of pantaloons, throwing away those that have been lacerated. Parties having but one pair of pantaloons will have to sequester themselves or excite remarks. Then take a cold bath, as suggested above, but do not remain in the bath (with the head above water) more than half an hour. If the head is under water, you may remain in the bath until the ...
— Remarks • Bill Nye

... my Lesbia, the sequester'd dale, Or bear thou to its shades a tranquil heart; Since rankles most in solitude the smart Of injur'd charms and talents, when they fail To meet their due regard;—nor e'en prevail Where most they wish to please:—Yet, since thy part Is large in Life's chief blessings, why desert ...
— Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace • Anna Seward

Words linked to "Sequester" :   part, garnish, divide, chemical science, garnishee, adjourn, disunite, sequestration, retire, change, sequestrate, insulate, condemn, take, attach, separate, chemistry, distrain

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