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  • Said they ought to ban Fanny Crosby by church law and that Rock of Ages was an abomination unto the Lord.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Izzy’s bobbing next to me, wrapped in so many layers she looks like the abominable snowman.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Like an abomination.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • She was late, because the traffic was abominable, and because Miss Milhouse had found fault with Jane’s grooming.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising

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  • But just as many wanted you destroyed, for it was the belief of most vampires that Daylighters were an abomination to be rooted out.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The sideshow was a low-ceilinged maze of canvas—a single, dramatically torchlit aisle that took sharp turns every twenty or thirty feet, so that around each corner we were confronted by a new "abomination of nature."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • It was some time before we realized that these tentacle-mawed abominations were in fact our wayward brothers, crawled from the smoking crater left behind by their experiment.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • And they were abominations.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Chubby, slick-chinned, abominable Bastian yells something.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Military men are capable of abominable crimes; witness, in our recent time alone, Chile, My Lai, Greece.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • With their kind parents dead and Count Olaf treating them so abominably, the three children were not used to kindness from adults, and weren’t sure if they were expected to do anything back.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • "The letters that call you an abomination and accuse you of being the anti-Christ aren’t the worst ones.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • It was crying out against the abominable noise something about a body on the hill.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • It then turned out that the plug was defective and the cell stank abominably for hours afterwards.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • How can someone pursuing a postgraduate degree in American literature display such abominable English-language skills?
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Abominations are done in the forestABIGAIL: It were sport, uncle!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • He died of the swelling which was an abomination to the earth goddess.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • I grant you I’m behaving abominably.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A wager of twenty thousand pounds lost, because he, like a precious fool, had gone into that abominable pagoda!
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • But Mr. Axelroot provides a grave temptation, as he is such an abominable curiosity.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • It seems to me to show an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country-town indifference to decorum.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The devil had seized her ankle, Nelly: I heard his abominable snorting.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Because he teaches what is good, just, and holy; and forbids all wicked and abominable actions that incur his displeasure.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • He had discarded the abominable blue shorts that were buttoned to his shirts and wore real short pants with a belt; he was somewhat heavier, no taller, and said he had seen his father.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I have been most shamefully, most abominably treated.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • Once or twice it reared its head straight up, as if appealing to heaven—the abomination of the moment was perfectly expressed.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • How abominable! I would give them Bag End and everything else, if I could get Bilbo back and go off tramping in the country with him.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • I have a caseful of cigarettes here which need smoking, and the sofa is very much superior to the usual country hotel abomination.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • * In the old Greek legend the Atreidae, or children of Atreus, were doomed to punishment because of the abominable crime of their father.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The ugliness and rottenness of old abominations.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • If we have got to’ go back now into those abominable tunnels to look for him, then drat him, I say.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • I may not be Miss America, but I am not the abominable snowwoman either.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • It is an abomination.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Nately was appalled and bewildered by the abominable old man’s inability to perceive the enormity of his offence.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "Well, all I can make out is that everything is abominable, abominable, quite abominable!" said Prince Andrew, and he went off to the house where the commander in chief was.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "It was quite abominable," said the girl crisply.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Jurgis heard smatterings of it, for the reason that terror kept him awake—he knew that he snored abominably, and to have been put out just then would have been like a sentence of death to him.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it sounds like.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • It asks us to join in its ugliness, its impurities, its abominations!
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • A moment later, he witnessed the final abomination.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • And altogether I paid pretty dear for my monthly fourpenny piece, in the shape of these abominable fancies.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • "The abominable creature," murmured d’Artagnan.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • There was an abominable odor floating in the air.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Weren’t we, His people, supposed to be like Him? I detested myself for what I considered the abomination of feeling nothing.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • It is an abomination I will not sanction.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Please bear in mind, Kitty, that the two ladies speak abominable Dutch (I don’t dare comment on the gentlemen: they’d be highly insulted).
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The thought of such incredible abominations, even if they had occurred centuries ago, made Elinor gasp for air.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • As I thought of that, I was almost moved to begin a massacre of the helpless abominations about me, but I contained myself.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • This is an abomination!
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Ah, the abomination!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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