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.
You hate me, but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man’s nobler faculties.
Henry David Thoreau
Nature abhors a vacuum.
O, how my heart abhors To hear him nam’d,
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
Shall I not then hate them who abhor me?
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
He abhorred those who were born into wealth, and rather enjoyed doing things the ’sophisticated people’ would never do.
Mitch Albom -- The Five People You Meet in Heaven
abhor the Moor
William Shakespeare -- Othello, the Moor of Venice
My man, however, still retained the nature of a cannibal ... but such an extreme abhorrence did I express...
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
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Now she had mastered him and he abhorred her.
Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome
William Shakespeare -- Macbeth
I mean, it’s so abhorrent that anyone could consider themselves an artist and then sell out so completely to the corporate machine,
Sarah Dessen -- Just Listen
She was one of the few things abhorrent to him that he could touch and therefore hurt.
Toni Morrison -- The Bluest Eye
William Shakespeare -- The Tempest
From the day I go until I return, till I reach the cedar forest and destroy the evil which Shamash abhors, pray for me to Shamash.’
Unknown -- The Epic of Gilgamesh
I abhor briers, yeller jackets and such.
Forest Carter -- Education of Little Tree
’tis a colour she abhors
William Shakespeare -- Twelfth Night
Abhor it, fear it, do not enter it.
William Shakespeare -- As You Like It
I do utterly abhor ... it as plain villainy.
C.S. Lewis -- The Silver Chair
my father would enforce me marry Vain Thurio, whom my very soul abhors.
William Shakespeare -- The Two Gentlemen of Verona
This night’s the time That I should do what I abhor to name, Or else thou diest tomorrow.
William Shakespeare -- Measure for Measure
I abhor this dilatory sloth
William Shakespeare -- Henry VIII
They abhor us.
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast -- Betrayed
I had been drowned but that the shore was shelvy and shallow; a death that I abhor, for the water swells a man; and what a thing should I have been when had been swelled!
William Shakespeare -- The Merry Wives of Windsor
This churlish knot of all-abhorred war,
William Shakespeare -- Henry IV, Part 1
So easily she asks such an abhorrent question.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Though I am fully aware that it was an act of desperation after the sun flares, releasing the Flare virus as a means of population control was an abhorrent and irreversible crime.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
But I have to wonder, why being here is so abhorrent to everyone but me?
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
He says that when a species becomes extinct, some other species moves in to fill up the ecological niche, because Nature abhors a vacuum.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
Burning ants, of course, is an abhorrent hobby—the word "abhorrent" here means "what Count Olaf used to do when he was about your age"—but remembering the story made Violet see that she could use the lens of the spying glass to focus the light of the moon and make a fire.
Lemony Snicket -- The Wide Window
In accordance with the peculiar architectural principles governing the construction of Leoch—based on a general abhorrence of straight lines—the stair leading to Colum’s suite had two right-angle bends in it, each marked by a small landing.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
Most people seemed satisfied with the thin decorative glaze and the artful stage lighting that, sometimes, made the bedrock atrocity of the human predicament look somewhat more mysterious or less abhorrent.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
To eat a human being, even if the person had died naturally, would be abhorrent for him.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
It is abhorrent to me that an innocent person or creature should suffer or die by any act of mine.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
The abhorrence on his cheeks was growing thicker by the moment.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
Afghans cherish custom but abhor rules.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
nso-ani: a religious offence of a kind abhorred by everyone, literally earth’s taboo.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
My life has been one incessant persecution from a husband whom I abhor.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
As her successor in that house, she regarded her with jealous abhorrence.
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
And prove the very truth he most abhorred.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
She abhors this task, abhors herself for lying like this to a child Laila knows that this shameful lie will have to be told again and again.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
But I make Peeta eat the remainder because I want to keep tasting things, and the idea of throwing away food, as I see so many people doing so casually, is abhorrent to me.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
And that may be why I rejected it and abhorred it.
Randy Pausch -- The Last Lecture
Mr. Lorry immediately remembered, and regarded his new visitor with an undisguised look of abhorrence.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
He gloated over every abhorrent adjective in the description, and identified himself with every witness at the Inquest.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
How has he been living? how has he got rich? why is he staying at Wuthering Heights, the house of a man whom he abhors?
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
—The little maid Who offered you refreshment even now, Her eyes did not abhor you—you saw well!