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 DickensContext Highlight 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.
3 Raoul was the small son of Maybelle and Rene Picard--a detestable little brat, Scarlett thought, more like an ape than a child.
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.
5 He has to live in the midst of the incomprehensible, which is also detestable.
6 Yes," answered Lord Henry dreamily, "the costume of the nineteenth century is detestable.
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.
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 HugoContext Highlight 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 DumasContext Highlight 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 SwiftContext Highlight 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 StevensonContext Highlight 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.
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.
14 I detested his pink, bald head, and his yellow whiskers, always soft and glistening.
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.