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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "You’re anathema accursed, as it is," Grigory suddenly burst out, "and how dare you argue, you rascal, after that, if—"
  • For as soon as I say to those enemies, ’No, I’m not a Christian, and I curse my true God,’ then at once, by God’s high judgment, I become immediately and specially anathema accursed, and am cut off from the Holy Church, exactly as though I were a heathen, so that at that very instant, not only when I say it aloud, but when I think of saying it, before a quarter of a second has passed, I am cut off.
  • And if once you’re anathema they won’t pat you on the head for it in hell.
  • Tell me this, O ass; you may be right before your enemies, but you have renounced your faith all the same in your own heart, and you say yourself that in that very hour you became anathema accursed.

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

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