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detestable
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Bleak House
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  • Anything to vary this detestable monotony.
  • I come from arriving at this so detestable house with your wife.
  • …and similar gatherings of jolter-headed clods who assemble to exchange such speeches that, by heaven, they ought to be worked in quicksilver mines for the short remainder of their miserable existence, if it were only to prevent their detestable English from contaminating a language spoken in the presence of the sun—as to those fellows, who meanly take advantage of the ardour of gentlemen in the pursuit of knowledge to recompense the inestimable services of the best years of their…

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  • detestable behavior
  • If it’s not too late, I want to eliminate my more detestable vices before I get married.

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