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Definitionextremely unpleasant, disgusting, or dislikable
- He looks upon study as an odious fetter; his time is spent in the open air, climbing the hills or rowing on the lake.Chapter 6 (11% in)
- But I consented to listen, and seating myself by the fire which my odious companion had lighted, he thus began his tale.Chapter 10 (**% in)
- Everything is related in them which bears reference to my accursed origin; the whole detail of that series of disgusting circumstances which produced it is set in view; the minutest description of my odious and loathsome person is given, in language which painted your own horrors and rendered mine indelible.Chapter 15 (37% in)
- Yet, before I departed, there was a task to perform, on which I shuddered to reflect; I must pack up my chemical instruments, and for that purpose I must enter the room which had been the scene of my odious work, and I must handle those utensils the sight of which was sickening to me.Chapter 20 (57% in)
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