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 Meanings and Examples of DETEST
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detest
 v.  dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
Classic Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
1  But she declared that she was the first to detest them, and then, she had reached her fierce stage of devotion.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI—THE LITTLE CONVENT
2  I abhor psalm-singers, I hate priors, I execrate heretics, but I should detest yet more any one who should maintain the contrary.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—MOTHER INNOCENTE
3  Tasting a mystery resembles getting the first flavor of a scandal; sainted souls do not detest this.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—SOME PETTICOAT
4  Beware that I do not write to you a fourth time to tell you that I detest you.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 33 SOUBRETTE AND MISTRESS
5  So she feigned a mocking laugh and said, "Eurynome, I have changed my mind, and have a fancy to show myself to the suitors although I detest them."
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVIII
6  A night will come when I shall have to yield myself to a marriage which I detest, for Jove has taken from me all hope of happiness.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVIII
7  You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  It makes one detest all one's acquaintance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
9  I detest this mongrel time, neither day nor night.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
10  He remained immovable, with the lowering forehead she had grown to detest.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
11  The more I read, the more I was led to abhor and detest my enslavers.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
12  He would detest and despise her, for he had come almost to hate the shoving forward of the working classes.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
13  You know I hate, detest, and can't bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appalls me.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
14  The allies detest Napoleon whom they regard as the cause of their sufferings.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER III
15  She would not have detested him so heartily had she not known that he dared to admire her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  I know you always detest politicians.
2  I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.