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Word: abominate

Definition: loathe; hate


Sentences Containing 'abominate'

Much as I abominate writing, I would not give up Mr. Collins's correspondence for any consideration.
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.
He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.
For my part, I abominate all honourable respectable toils, trials, and tribulations of every kind whatsoever.

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