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Definitionto hate or detest something
- For, as it was impossible to assign a reason for such distrust and abhorrence, so Mr. Dimmesdale, conscious that the poison of one morbid spot was infecting his heart's entire substance, attributed all his presentiments to no other cause.Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (22% in)
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