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Word: abominate

Definition: loathe; hate


Sentences Containing 'abominate'

For my part, I abominate all honourable respectable toils, trials, and tribulations of every kind whatsoever.
He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.
In the taking of legal oaths, for instance, deponents seem to enjoy themselves mightily when they come to several good words in succession, for the expression of one idea; as, that they utterly detest, abominate, and abjure, or so forth; and the old anathemas were made relishing on the same principle.
Much as I abominate writing, I would not give up Mr. Collins's correspondence for any consideration.
The Platonists regarded this as a sign of their peculiar propriety; and Plutarch notes it when writing that the Pythagoreans "utterly abominate" 17, which "bars them off from each other and disjoins them".

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