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  • ’Your brother’s widow and her orphan child spurn the shelter of your roof, and shun you with disgust and loathing.
  • Shrink from the loathsome companionship of this wretch as you would from corruption and disease.
  • Pushing the table from him while he spoke, as though he loathed the sight of food, he encountered the watch: the hands of which were almost upon noon.
  • ’If you are this boy’s father,’ said Nicholas, ’look at the wreck he is, and tell me that you purpose to send him back to that loathsome den from which I brought him.’
  • I have not one thought, wish, or hope, connected with her, unless it be—and I say this, not to hurt her feelings, but to impress her with the real state of my own—unless it be the one object, dear to my heart as life itself, of being one day able to turn my back upon this accursed place, never to set foot in it again, or think of it—even think of it—but with loathing and disgust.’
  • …sights and sounds about him, all contributed to this state of feeling; but when he recollected that, being there as an assistant, he actually seemed—no matter what unhappy train of circumstances had brought him to that pass—to be the aider and abettor of a system which filled him with honest disgust and indignation, he loathed himself, and felt, for the moment, as though the mere consciousness of his present situation must, through all time to come, prevent his raising his head again.

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  • I make New Year’s resolutions every year and then loathe myself for breaking them.
  • I loathe that man. He ruined my life.

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