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  • She detests politicians who make promises they don’t keep.
  • I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
  • "Well, they did rather detest each other."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • I detested being home during the two-week vacation and impatiently awaited my return to school.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It

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  • Students Against Driving Drunk and Student Athletes Detest Drugs.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • I detest the sound of it as much as its matter.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I detest it so much; I start to inspect his features more intently, trying to find a flaw.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • The kind of house that is immediately familiar: a generically grand, unchallenging, new, new, new house that my wife would—and did—detest.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Of course my father detested doing this.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Now we detested the opposition and everything about them.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl

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  • Our cook found them in the market and I wanted to serve them to you, although, frankly, I detest fungi.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • He had detested it.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • To Nazi eyes, we Jews were a single, detested group, the exact opposite of the blond, blue-eyed, pure "Aryans."
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • They never had children, and Merrick spent most of her time alone in the Sarasota place so as to avoid her mother-in-law, whom she detested.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • And it sucks to need something from someone who so clearly detests you, but I’m not proud enough to say no. I nod, opening and closing my mouth quickly because I really want to say something, even if I don’t know what it is I want to say.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Another planter’s son, a sergeant in the 16th Mississippi with two brothers in the same regiment, also detested the drudgery of an enlisted man’s lot.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Not that he was a wicked man; but he belonged to that detested slave-hunting tribe, like the rest of the army, like his colonel.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Without being willing quite fully to admit it, I had begun to detest my charade of a job.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I remembered why I detested being around this vampire who was at least thirty years older than me, though she had been turned at the tender age of seventeen.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Andy and I had said our goodbyes the day before; though I knew he was sad to see me go, still my feelings were hurt that he hadn’t stayed to see me off but instead had gone with the rest of the family up to the supposedly detested house in Maine.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Boyle rode him over rather than drive the horse in the trailer Alastar detested.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • He called all such things ’pawing, and detested them.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • The more I read, the more I was led to abhor and detest my enslavers.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I realize I detest Haymitch.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • We all detest them, partly for their lack of judgment, mostly because: of their ignorance and toe-curling opportunism.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • But, oddly enough, though so much alike, they detest each other.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • She detested them.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Mercedes, who will detest you if you have only the misfortune to scratch the skin of her dearly beloved Edmond!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Trolls simply detest the very sight of dwarves (uncooked).
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Relieve me from the sight of your detested form.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Oh, how Rostov detested at that moment those hands with their short reddish fingers and hairy wrists, which held him in their power….
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I detested him just then.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • They disliked Bilbo and detested Frodo, but so magnificent was the invitation card, written in golden ink, that they had felt it was impossible to refuse.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Much as he detested Filch, Harry couldn’t help feeling a bit sorry for him, though not nearly as sorry as he felt for himself If Dumbledore believed Filch, he would be expelled for sure.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • And I trust you remember the many proofs I have given, over a long career, that I despise and detest the Dark Arts and those who practice them?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The impudent child was detested by God and a shame to its parents and could bring destruction to its house and line.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • It is impossible to describe, or to imagine, the deep, the blissful sense of relief which the absence of the detested creature occasioned in my bosom.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • I’m glad, for of all faults I detest stinginess in a child.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • ’Every word!’ cried the gentleman, ’every word that has passed between you and this detested villain, is known to me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • How is it possible for a poor mercer, who detests Huguenots and who abhors Spaniards, to be accused of high treason?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Some deviational tribes detest the appearance of normality.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • He would try to be kind to people he detested.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • I detest the habit.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • I’m sorry, but I detest Avery and Mulciber!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In spite of his respect for Astrid Lindgren—whose books he loved—he detested the nickname.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I had half a mind to follow, till I remembered how he detested any fuss about himself.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • My reason is to be found in what took place in Mr. Pumblechook’s parlor: where, on our presenting ourselves, my sister sat in conference with that detested seedsman.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He was happy to combine in the same imprecation the two things which he most detested, Prussia and England.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Shine comforts from the east, That I may back to Athens by daylight, From these that my poor company detest:— And sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow’s eye, Steal me awhile from mine own company.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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