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abhorrent
 a.  disgusting, loathsome
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  A residence in Turkey was abhorrent to her; her religion and her feelings were alike averse to it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
2  He gloated over every abhorrent adjective in the description, and identified himself with every witness at the Inquest.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
3  He regarded me with a look of affection that made him almost abhorrent to me again, though I had felt great pity for him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLII
4  She thought Aunt Pitty the silliest of old ladies and the very idea of living under the same roof with Ashley's wife was abhorrent.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
5  She seemed a stranger to herself, or rather there were two selves in her, the one she had always known, and a new abhorrent being to which it found itself chained.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
6  All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
7  He surmised my secret, and has presumed ever since upon the claim which he has upon me, and upon his power of provoking a scandal which would be abhorrent to me.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
8  My abhorrence of this fiend cannot be conceived.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
9  I wished to see him again, that I might wreak the utmost extent of abhorrence on his head and avenge the deaths of William and Justine.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
10  You hate me, but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
11  While my mind was thus engaged, I thought of the beautiful young Estella, proud and refined, coming towards me, and I thought with absolute abhorrence of the contrast between the jail and her.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXII
12  The abhorrence in which I held the man, the dread I had of him, the repugnance with which I shrank from him, could not have been exceeded if he had been some terrible beast.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
13  And that,' said Rosa Dartle, 'is so strong a claim, preferred by one so infamous, that if I had any feeling in my breast but scorn and abhorrence of you, it would freeze it up.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Mr. PEGGOTTY'S DREAM COMES TRUE
14  As her successor in that house, she regarded her with jealous abhorrence.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
15  But disguise of every sort is my abhorrence.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
Example Sentence:
1  "The world set a red line when governments representing 98% of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons was abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use even when countries are engaged in war." Obama said.
2  I find the idea totally abhorrent.
3  It was abhorrence of waste of any kind of resource that motivated him.