toggle menu
1000+ books

used in a sentence

(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition to hate or detest something
  • She abhors violence.
abhors = hates or detests
  • However much we abhor it, we must be prepared for war.
  • abhor = hate or detest
  • 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.
    Frederick Douglass
  • abhorrence = disgust (feeling of complete dislike and revulsion)
  • You hate me, but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Nature abhors a vacuum.
  • 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
  • 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
  • abhorrent = disgusting (of something hated or detested)
  • She was one of the few things abhorrent to him that he could touch and therefore hurt.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • abhorrent = disgusting (hated or detested)
  • O, how my heart abhors To hear him nam'd,
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • abhors = hates or detests
  • Now she had mastered him and he abhorred her.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • abhorred = hated or detested
  • 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
  • abhorred = detested (hated)
  • Shall I not then hate them who abhor me?
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • abhor = hate
  • I abhor briers, yeller jackets and such.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • abhor = hate or detest
  • They abhor us.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • abhor = hate or detest
  • This churlish knot of all-abhorred war,
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • abhorred = hated or detested
  • my father would enforce me marry Vain Thurio, whom my very soul abhors.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • abhors = hates or detests
  • I do utterly abhor ... it as plain villainy.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • abhor = hate
  • I abhor this dilatory sloth
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • abhor = hate or detest
  • This night's the time
    That I should do what I abhor to name,
    Or else thou diest tomorrow.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • abhor = hate or detest
  • My man, however, still retained the nature of a cannibal ... but such an extreme abhorrence did I express...
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
abhorrence = disgust (feeling of complete dislike and revulsion)

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Twitter®