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Definition to hate or detest something
  • She abhors violence.
abhors = hates
  • However much we abhor it, we must be prepared for war.
  • abhor = hate
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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, detested, or immoral)
  • 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
  • abhors = hates
  • 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)
  • The only thing that had kept me from it was hope; and now to sustain my hopes, would I commit an abhorrent act?
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • abhorrent = disgusting
  •   O, how my heart abhors
      To hear him nam'd,
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • abhors = hates
  • And prove the very truth he most abhorred.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • abhorred = hated
  • Shall I not then hate them who abhor me?
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • abhor = hate
  • To eat a human being, even if the person had died naturally, would be abhorrent for him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • abhorrent = disgusting, repugnant, and detestable
  • 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
  • abhorrence = disgust
  • Afghans cherish custom but abhor rules.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • abhor = hate or detest
  • The abhorrence on his cheeks was growing thicker by the moment.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • abhorrence = disgust (showing)
  • When I awoke, I suddenly understood that this propensity for self-destruction was not an abomination, not something to be ashamed of or abhorred; it was our greatest strength.
    Amor Towles  --  A Gentleman in Moscow
  • abhorred = disgusted by
  • Henry, I think so highly of Fanny Price, that if I could suppose the next Mrs. Crawford would have half the reason which my poor ill-used aunt had to abhor the very name, I would prevent the marriage, if possible; but I know you: I know that a wife you loved would be the happiest of women, and that even when you ceased to love, she would yet find in you the liberality and good-breeding of a gentleman.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • abhor = hate
  • 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)

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