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abhor
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The Age of Innocence
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  • Yes: my good father abhorred hurry.
  • But since she felt that he understood her also, his business would be to make her see Beaufort as he really was, with all he represented—and abhor it.
  • But my poor child is going through a phase of exaltation, of abhorrence of the world.
  • Winsett himself had a savage abhorrence of social observances: Archer, who dressed in the evening because he thought it cleaner and more comfortable to do so, and who had never stopped to consider that cleanliness and comfort are two of the costliest items in a modest budget, regarded Winsett’s attitude as part of the boring "Bohemian" pose that always made fashionable people, who changed their clothes without talking about it, and were not forever harping on the number of servants one…

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  • She abhors violence.
  • I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
    Frederick Douglass

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