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detestable
used in Wuthering Heights

5 uses
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Definition
deserving intense dislike
  • Hindley is a detestable substitute — his conduct to Heathcliff is atrocious — H. and I are going to rebel — we took our initiatory step this evening.
    Chapter 3 (11% in)
  • I spat out, and affirmed it tasted detestably — I would not take it on any account.
    Chapter 9 (4% in)
  • You'd hear of odd things if I lived alone with that mawkish, waxen face: the most ordinary would be painting on its white the colours of the rainbow, and turning the blue eyes black, every day or two: they detestably resemble Linton's.'
    Chapter 10 (95% in)
  • You wouldn't think that I should cry at anything Joseph could say; but he and Hareton are detestable companions.
    Chapter 17 (25% in)
  • 'Will you shut the door, if you please? you left it open; and those — those DETESTABLE creatures won't bring coals to the fire.
    Chapter 23 (12% in)

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