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 Meanings and Examples of DETESTABLE
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detestable
 a.  offensive to the mind; unequivocally detestable
Classic Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
1  It was the first time it had ever occurred to me, that this detestable cant of false humility might have originated out of the Heep family.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
2  The prince, on the contrary, thought everything foreign detestable, got sick of European life, kept to his Russian habits, and purposely tried to show himself abroad less European than he was in reality.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 34
3  Raoul was the small son of Maybelle and Rene Picard--a detestable little brat, Scarlett thought, more like an ape than a child.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
4  If the room had suddenly been flooded with electric light, I couldn't have seen more clearly the detestable bearded countenance that I knew was bending over me.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
5  He has to live in the midst of the incomprehensible, which is also detestable.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
6  Yes," answered Lord Henry dreamily, "the costume of the nineteenth century is detestable.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
7  My parents forced me at the age of fifteen to put on this detestable habit, to increase the fortune of a cursed elder brother, whom God confound.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXIV
8  So far as institution and formation with relation to man are concerned, monasteries, which were good in the tenth century, questionable in the fifteenth, are detestable in the nineteenth.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE CONVENT AS AN HISTORICAL FACT
9  The universal response was, that the fare was detestable, and that they wanted to be set free.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
10  I had much ado to defend myself against these detestable animals, and could not forbear starting when they came on my face.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
11  There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
12  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
13  She liked to leave her room early, and to return to it as late as possible; and she was walking slowly now in order to postpone the detested approach to her doorstep.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
14  I detested his pink, bald head, and his yellow whiskers, always soft and glistening.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
15  He insisted that Mrs. Cutter had purposely remained childless, with the determination to outlive him and to share his property with her 'people,' whom he detested.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
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.