Ten Commandments


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ten Commandments the biblical commandments of Moses
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ten Commandments the ten Mosaic laws:
    • Ten Commandments (slang) the ten finger-nails, used by women in fighting
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  • H. G. Hutcheson
    H. G. Hutcheson
    “One of the reasons why the Ten Commandments are so short and to the point is the fact they were given direct and did not come out of committees.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.”
  • Earl Wilson
    Earl Wilson
    “Somebody figured it out -- we have 35 million laws trying to enforce Ten Commandments.”
  • Malcolm Bradbury
    Malcolm Bradbury
    “If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments -- we'd have the Ten Suggestions.”
  • John Marquand
    John Marquand
    “I know a fellow who's as broke as the Ten Commandments.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. commander—L. commendārecom, and mandāre, to entrust.


In literature:

A place where the Ten Commandments have a police force behind them.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
The other ten cents, by command of His Bible, belong to Him.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
Exactly ten minutes later the two young ensigns were ushered into the presence of their commanding officer.
"Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service" by H. Irving Hancock
Colonel Prescott, the commanding American officer, waited till the regulars were within ten rods.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
When Captain Seth Eastman was in command at various periods from 1844 to 1848 the garrison had to go from eight to ten miles for wood.
"Old Fort Snelling" by Marcus L. Hansen
He found John Tegan commandeering a squad of ten dirty-faced men.
"Image of the Gods" by Alan Edward Nourse
They commanded each other, as they did the ten sea-batteries.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Should the commander of one party desire the other to join him, this might be telegraphed by four smokes at ten minutes' interval.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
Nicolas Coelho went in command of her, with ten seamen and twelve men-at-arms with crossbows.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
This fleet was divided into ten squadrons, each commanded by an experienced officer.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Truly, I should find myself hard put to it to do damage to any of the Ten Commandments, hereaway.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
You're on a little eighty-foot schooner, anchored in a bay ten miles wide and a hundred-miles long and I'm in command.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
When he prayed, he placed the ten commandments next his heart.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Were you trying to teach her one of the ten commandments?
"Hope and Have" by Oliver Optic
We were sorry to lose Colonel McKinstry, who had commanded us for the last ten years.
"A Soldier's Life" by Edwin G. Rundle
His danger had increased greatly, but his command over himself was so complete that, instead of resting five minutes, he rested ten.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Then came the Ten Commandments, the thirty-ninth chapter of Job, and a few other passages from Scripture.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
Moreover, one of the ten commandments "pintedly" declared.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
Jones (T.) on the ten commandments, 412.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
This same Covenant was the ten commandments 'written on tables of stone by the finger of God.
"The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign" by Joseph Bates

In poetry:

And we will not forget them,
Those friends so kind and true,
For in the ten commandments
They tell us what to do.
"Children's Reply" by Julia A Moore
'Tis not the law of ten commands
On holy Sinai giv'n,
Or sent to men by Moses' hands,
Can bring us safe to heav'n.
"Hymn 124" by Isaac Watts
That man a godly life might live,
God did these Ten Commandments give
By His true servant Moses, high
Upon the Mount Sinai.
Have mercy, Lord!
"That Man a Godly Life Might Live" by Martin Luther
I see in the past ten-thousand oars,
And a thousand boats so grand,
As they leave the marge of thy southern shores
To meet the French foes of Montcalm's command.
"Lake George, N. Y." by Jared Barhite
The just command which He upon us lays,
We must confess we have ten thousand ways
Transgressed; for see how men their sins pursue,
As if they did not fear what God could do.
"England's Alarm. or The Pious Christian's Speedy Call To Repentance" by Anonymous British
Q. Which is the first of those commandments, say?
And then the next? — and then the next agen?
Each, in its proper place, before me lay,
Until thou hast repeated all the ten.
"The Creed" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Ancient copy of Ten Commandments goes digital.
Now we have a legislator and supporters who think it is constitutional to place the Ten Commandments monument on state ground.
Ancient copy of Ten Commandments goes digital .
It seems like this nun forgot one of the Ten Commandments – thou shall not steal .
United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) is one of the ten Unified Combatant Commands of the United States Department of Defense.
Not since Moses first presented the Ten Commandments has there been this much excitement about tablets .
Alabama's " Ten Commandments judge" has climbed back to the mountain top.
New Ten Commandments monument at Okla. Toys R Us, Target, more Black Friday ads.
The Ten Commandments monument is near the north entrance of the Oklahoma state Capitol.
Ten Commandments monument is installed at Oklahoma state Capitol.
The "Nash Papyrus," which contains the text of the Ten Commandments .
The debate over whether the ten commandments should be posted in public places continues here in Kentucky.
Cocke County Displays Ten Commandments .
" Ten Commandments judge" wins old job back.
The former judge ousted for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument has won his old job back as Alabama's chief justice.

In science:

It also has ten commands on the right side of the computer screen which are converted to audible sound upon clicking.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
The following command outputs the ten highest ranked ProbeSets.
The Cyclohedron Test for Finding Periodic Genes in Time Course Expression Studies
The ten commandments of ontological engineering.
Towards quantitative measures in applied ontology