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obnoxious
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • …fixed upon a resolution, for which it is probable I may incur some censure, and not unjustly; for I confess I owe the preserving of mine eyes, and consequently my liberty, to my own great rashness and want of experience; because, if I had then known the nature of princes and ministers, which I have since observed in many other courts, and their methods of treating criminals less obnoxious than myself, I should, with great alacrity and readiness, have submitted to so easy a punishment.

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  • an obnoxious woman was making a scene
  • Before the giggling and obnoxious comments got too loud, she pushed the button again.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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