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detest
used in Wuthering Heights

7 uses
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Definition
dislike intensely
  • I detested him just then.
    Chapter 11 (31% in)
  • 'Take care, Ellen!' answered Isabella, her eyes sparkling irefully; there was no misdoubting by their expression the full success of her partner's endeavours to make himself detested.
    Chapter 14 (66% in)
  • Now, I have the satisfaction of being sure that he detests me, to the point of its annoying him seriously to have me within ear-shot or eyesight: I notice, when I enter his presence, the muscles of his countenance are involuntarily distorted into an expression of hatred; partly arising from his knowledge of the good causes I have to feel that sentiment for him, and partly from original aversion.
    Chapter 17 (15% in)
  • I knew that you could not keep up an acquaintance with your cousin without being brought into contact with him; and I knew he would detest you on my account; so for your own good, and nothing else, I took precautions that you should not see Linton again.
    Chapter 21 (67% in)
  • I DETEST you!'
    Chapter 27 (87% in)
  • She wept to miss one evening, because you would be disappointed; and you felt then that she was a hundred times too good to you: and now you believe the lies your father tells, though you know he detests you both.
    Chapter 28 (26% in)
  • 'He'll not obey you, wicked man, any more,' said Catherine; 'and he'll soon detest you as much as I do.'
    Chapter 33 (38% in)

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