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Crime and Punishment
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  • you are living in this filth which you loathe so,
  • All who met him were loathsome to him—he loathed their faces, their movements, their gestures.
  • Yes, filthy above all, disgusting, loathsome, loathsome!
  • Yes, filthy above all, disgusting, loathsome, loathsome!
  • The feeling of loathing especially surged up within him and grew stronger every minute.
  • But no sooner had he put it on than he pulled it off again in loathing and horror.
  • As I came down the stairs yesterday, I said myself that it was base, loathsome, vile, vile…. the very thought of it made me feel sick and filled me with horror.
  • All who met him were loathsome to him—he loathed their faces, their movements, their gestures.
  • "No, that’s loathsome…. water…. it’s not good enough," he muttered to himself.
  • He felt all at once that it would be loathsome to pass that seat on which after the girl was gone, he had sat and pondered, and that it would be hateful, too, to meet that whiskered policeman to whom he had given the twenty copecks: "Damn him!"
  • But it is loathsome explaining it all.
  • Can it be that she has only been able to bear it till now, because vice has begun to be less loathsome to her?
  • He felt with sudden loathing how weak, how physically weak he had become.
  • He left the seat, and went off almost at a run; he meant to turn back, homewards, but the thought of going home suddenly filled him with intense loathing; in that hole, in that awful little cupboard of his, all this had for a month past been growing up in him; and he walked on at random.
  • Ugh, how loathsome!
  • And what shows that I am utterly a louse," he added, grinding his teeth, "is that I am perhaps viler and more loathsome than the louse I killed, and I felt beforehand that I should tell myself so after killing her.
  • "I’ve only killed a louse, Sonia, a useless, loathsome, harmful creature."
  • Raskolnikov whispered with loathing and contempt, as though he did not want to speak aloud.
  • …reasoning more correctly, if he had been able to realise all the difficulties of his position, the hopelessness, the hideousness and the absurdity of it, if he could have understood how many obstacles and, perhaps, crimes he had still to overcome or to commit, to get out of that place and to make his way home, it is very possible that he would have flung up everything, and would have gone to give himself up, and not from fear, but from simple horror and loathing of what he had done.
  • When he was in the street he cried out, "Oh, God, how loathsome it all is! and can I, can I possibly….

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  • I make New Year’s resolutions every year and then loathe myself for breaking them.
  • I loathe that man. He ruined my life.

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