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Definitionto hate or detest something
- How has he been living? how has he got rich? why is he staying at Wuthering Heights, the house of a man whom he abhors?Chapter 10 (76% in)
- He swore it was not, nor ever should be, mine; and he'd — but I'll not repeat his language, nor describe his habitual conduct: he is ingenious and unresting in seeking to gain my abhorrence!Chapter 13 (98% in)
- When I could get him to listen, I saw it pleased him that his sister had left her husband; whom he abhorred with an intensity which the mildness of his nature would scarcely seem to allow.Chapter 17 (75% in)
- Mr. Heathcliff started; his eye rapidly surveyed our faces, Catherine met it with her accustomed look of nervousness and yet defiance, which he abhorred.Chapter 33 (14% in)
There are no more uses of "abhor" in Wuthering Heights.
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