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anathema
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • If the children gathered about her, as they sometimes did, Pearl would grow positively terrible in her puny wrath, snatching up stones to fling at them, with shrill, incoherent exclamations, that made her mother tremble, because they had so much the sound of a witch’s anathemas in some unknown tongue.

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  • Coal power plants are anathema to the environmental group.
  • Extremists are anathema in American politics.

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