Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Immure: Immure means to be imprisoned or entombed. Immure shares its etymology with mural and intramural.
When a group of girl students presented a rather churlishly expressed list of grievances to the principal of a women's college in which I had the misfortune to be immured for a whole year before I could escape, she and her cronies clung together in her Hollywood-interior lodge, refusing to deal with the matters expressed in the petition, except to complain that they wanted us to be so happy, and we had hurt them.
A Book for Today: The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

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