- "We have so asserted our station, both in the old time and in the modern time also," said the nephew, gloomily, "that I believe our name to be more detested than any name in France."
- With a roar that sounded as if all the breath in France had been shaped into the detested word, the living sea rose, wave on wave, depth on depth, and overflowed the city to that point.
- Little need to show that this detested family name had long been anathematised by Saint Antoine, and was wrought into the fatal register.
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- She detests politicians who make promises they don’t keep.
- I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
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