It is their wickedness, their perpetual detestable malice—that’s what it is—they are all full of malice, malice!
It was impossible for me to go on living when life was full of such detestable, strange, tormenting forms.
You may add that I have surely enough to think of, on my own account, without him; and therefore it is all the more surprising that I cannot tear my eyes and thoughts away from his detestable physiognomy.
The first disagreeable impression experienced by Mrs. Epanchin was to find the prince surrounded by a whole assembly of other guests—not to mention the fact that some of those present were particularly detestable in her eyes.
At home, everybody, mother, my sisters, Prince S., even that detestable Colia!
I hate you, Gavrila Ardalionovitch, solely (this may seem curious to you, but I repeat)—solely because you are the type, and incarnation, and head, and crown of the most impudent, the most self-satisfied, the most vulgar and detestable form of commonplaceness.
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If it’s not too late, I want to eliminate my more detestable vices before I get married.