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Word: execrate

Definition: curse; express abhorrence for; detest


Sentences Containing 'execrate'

Lord Byron mentions Godoy in his Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (Canto the First, XLVIII) where a Spanish "lusty muleteer... chants "Viva el Rey" / And check his song to execrate Godoy, / The royal wittol Charles..." etc. and in the note to these lines he explains that "it is to this man that the Spaniards universally impute the ruin of their country".

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