I really had not yet been able to make up my mind whether I liked Uriah or detested him; and I was very doubtful about it still, as I stood looking him in the face in the street.
’I detest this mongrel time, neither day nor night.
I detest her.
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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She detests politicians who make promises they don’t keep.
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.