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anathema
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David Copperfield
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  • In the taking of legal oaths, for instance, deponents seem to enjoy themselves mightily when they come to several good words in succession, for the expression of one idea; as, that they utterly detest, abominate, and abjure, or so forth; and the old anathemas were made relishing on the same principle.

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  • Coal power plants are anathema to the environmental group.
  • Extremists are anathema in American politics.

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