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execrable
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The Aeneid
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  • All vote to leave that execrable shore, Polluted with the blood of Polydore; But, ere we sail, his fun’ral rites prepare, Then, to his ghost, a tomb and altars rear.
  • When execrable Troy in ashes lay, Thro’ fires and swords and seas they forc’d their way.
  • What words can paint those execrable times, The subjects’ suff’rings, and the tyrant’s crimes!
  • With fury she possess’d the Dardan dames, To burn their fleet with execrable flames, And forc’d Aeneas, when his ships were lost, To leave his foll’wers on a foreign coast.

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  • This may sound ludicrous, and even execrable under the circumstances, but I was youthful and naive enough that I possessed much more of a kind of hard focusing than any circumspection, which one may argue has remained with me for my whole life.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • My early years, darkened by the shadows and regional superstitions of a bona fide cracker boy, act as a sobering agent during the execrable periods of self-righteousness that I inflict on those around me.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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