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  • I did not, for some weeks, strike, or otherwise violently ill use it; but gradually--very gradually--I came to look upon it with unutterable loathing, and to flee silently from its odious presence, as from the breath of a pestilence.   (source)
    odious = extremely unpleasant
  • The sight of Miss Lucas was odious to her.   (source)
    odious = disgusting
  • Usually we only watch when it's mandatory, because the mixture of propaganda and displays of the Capitol's power—including clips from seventy-four years of Hunger Games—is so odious.†   (source)
  • I want to escape from Chava's tired, perplexed and tattered face, to run away from how something so beautiful, in its own way, can become so odious.†   (source)
  • Freud ...the odious egoistic impulse that had emerged in her...Hilde Moller Knag jumped out of bed with the bulky ring binder in her arms.†   (source)
  • Odious green mist now wreathed the arrow.†   (source)
  • They were an odious group, Hattie and the two she called her special friends, Blossom and Delicia.†   (source)
  • He grinned odiously, sweat sprinkling his forehead.†   (source)
  • If she weren't doing this, Sally Carny would be on the streets, having to pay her way through far more odious, soul-crushing means.†   (source)
  • The image left him, but the odiousness never did.†   (source)
  • Even with his shaven scalp, Skahaz had an odious face—a beetled brow, small eyes with heavy bags beneath them, a big nose dark with blackheads, oily skin that looked more yellow than the usual amber of Ghiscari.†   (source)
  • "I was ordered, and could not refuse, without incurring the odious name of backwardness, to serve my country in distress," he explained.†   (source)
  • It was an odious, alien, distasteful name, that just did not inspire confidence.†   (source)
  • ...However, considering pots and kettles and odious comparisons, I'll dispense with a lecture.†   (source)
  • As soon as Judson pronounces his judgment, we will be rid of this odious problem once and for all.†   (source)
  • I won't speak untruths to you, I won't pass easy compliments or odious offerings of flattery.†   (source)
  • 'Beware, odious smug child.†   (source)
  • Odious armchair socialists!†   (source)
  • The brown people of this island seem to me odiously inquisitive and bothery-idiotic.†   (source)
  • Or, if inequalities continue to exist, they will not be as odious as those that come from using quotas.†   (source)
  • As I waited in the marsh grass, the other plebes seemed repugnant to me, odious and contemptible.†   (source)
  • That night, thin, bespectacled William Lloyd Garrison wrote on the wall of his cell: "William Lloyd Garrison was put into this cell on Monday afternoon, October 21, 1835, to save him from the violence of a respectable and influential mob, who sought to destroy him for preaching the abominable and dangerous doctrine that all men are created equal, and that all oppression is odious in the sight of God."†   (source)
  • The doubtful "Whitechapel" version (c. 1670) has "This tryst or odious awry, O Niccolo," which besides bringing in a quite graceless Alexandrine, is difficult to make sense of syntactically, unless we accept the rather unorthodox though persuasive argument of J.-K. Sale that the line is really a pun on "This trystero dies irae..."†   (source)
  • Then he crimped his face as though I were odious and snorted, "Phew!"†   (source)
  • I hadn't completely realized it at the time, but that same Freudian colloquy which had fascinated and, at the most, amused me had been downright odious to Sophie and had caused her to flee with Nathan from the beach.†   (source)
  • She was valiantly trying to make up for all the Boy Scout was doing by what she was thinking of him: that he was odious.†   (source)
  • "Do you remember, my dear Aylmer," said she, with a feeble attempt at a smile, "have you any recollection of a dream last night about this odious hand?"   (source)
    odious = extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
  • "It should be Christmas Day, I am sure," said she, "on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr. Scrooge."   (source)
    odious = extremely unpleasant and dislikable
  • Pray do not talk of that odious man.   (source)
    odious = disgusting
  • Milady dreamed that she at length had d'Artagnan in her power, that she was present at his execution; and it was the sight of his odious blood, flowing beneath the ax of the headsman, which spread that charming smile upon her lips.   (source)
    odious = worthy of hate
  • But of the loved, revered, and honoured head, thou canst not turn one hair to thy dread purposes, or make one feature odious.   (source)
    odious = unpleasant or dislikable
  • How odious I should think them!   (source)
    odious = disgusting
  • It really is odious and certainly will offend your conscience.†   (source)
  • Some people have said that it is a power odious in appearance, useless in practice.†   (source)
  • I think "odious" is the word we decided on.†   (source)
  • 'Yes, I suppose it is odious,' he conceded with reluctance.†   (source)
  • When I began treating her it appeared that she had thoroughly orgotten about the scene at her sister's bedside and the odious egoistic impulse that had emerged in her.†   (source)
  • Most serious perhaps was the damage he had done to his standing with Washington, who was privately advised that the fuss over titles had made Adams not just unpopular in Virginia but "odious."†   (source)
  • Or pretend to have some ghastly disease—or you could make yourself so odious that not even the most terrible children would want you for governess.†   (source)
  • My servitude pained him, but not enough to return him to the arms of his odious, though beloved, wife.†   (source)
  • Obie and I gave our solemn word that we would help track down these odious criminals and bring them to justice.'†   (source)
  • Our children see this, and learn to imitate it...The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to his worst passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities.†   (source)
  • They dine in their clubs in Knightsbridge, smoke their odious pipes, play the innocents, and send us defectors trained at the Old Vic.†   (source)
  • They had appropriated Old South Church for a riding ring—Old South Church being odious to them because town meetings had been held there.†   (source)
  • "To attempt to introduce discipline and subordination into a new army must always be a work of much difficulty," Reed wrote to his wife, "but where the principles of democracy so universally prevail, where so great an equality and so thorough a leveling spirit predominates, either no discipline can be established, or he who attempts it must become odious and detestable, a position which no one will choose."†   (source)
  • Someone odious and despicable.†   (source)
  • Mum Olga is odious.†   (source)
  • The power of internal taxation has raised many fears: double sets of revenue officers, double taxation, and odious, oppressive poll taxes.†   (source)
  • He could show that term limits are an odious and unjustifiable restraint on the people because it takes away their right to give a fresh proof of their attachment to a favorite.†   (source)
  • 'Odious,' Colonel Korn agreed amiably, and waited, watching Yossarian patiently with a glimmer of private delight.†   (source)
  • Danby, don't you think it's odious?†   (source)
  • 'Odious,' Yossarian answered, staring up woodenly at the ceiling with just the back of his head resting on the pillow.†   (source)
  • Those who spied drops of him on their limbs or torsos drew back with terror and revulsion, as though trying to shrink away from their own odious skins.†   (source)
  • Actually, he had risen already to ex-corporal, having shot through the ranks shortly after his transfer to Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters as a mail clerk and been busted right down to private for making odious audible comparisons about the commissioned officers for whom he worked.†   (source)
  • It's an odious deal.'†   (source)
  • Perhaps it was just as well, for many of the other children hit me constantly with the odious yassuh.†   (source)
  • Joining in the search, Bronek would limp about with gobbets of advice, exhibiting the collaborator's odious zeal.†   (source)
  • For if in the 1940s, long before the dawn of our liberation, the ancient chivalry still prevailed and the plastic June Allysons of a boy's dreams were demigoddesses with whom one might at most, to use the sociologists' odious idiom, "pet to climax," I carried self-abnegation to its mad limit and with my beloved Maria did not even try to cop a feel, as they used to say in those days.†   (source)
  • Perhaps only a man so indefatigably good-hearted could recite the catalogue of his worldly goods without sounding odious, but he was able to, in a guttural hybrid English whose dominant overtone, Sophie's ear had learned to detect, was Brooklynese: "Forty thousand dollars a year income before taxes; a seventy-five-thousand-dollar home in the most elegant part of St. Albans, Queens, free of mortgage, with wall-to-wall carpeting plus indirect lighting in every room; three cars, including a Cadillac Fleetwood with all accessories, and a thirty-two-foot Chris-Craft sleeps six in comfort.†   (source)
  • Yet, before I departed, there was a task to perform, on which I shuddered to reflect; I must pack up my chemical instruments, and for that purpose I must enter the room which had been the scene of my odious work, and I must handle those utensils the sight of which was sickening to me.†   (source)
    odious = extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
  • Everything is related in them which bears reference to my accursed origin; the whole detail of that series of disgusting circumstances which produced it is set in view; the minutest description of my odious and loathsome person is given, in language which painted your own horrors and rendered mine indelible.†   (source)
  • The odious reception clerk smiled when he saw me.†   (source)
  • No mention of death, never, never a word on that odious subject.†   (source)
  • Lady Millicent had spoken truly when she described him as an odious man.†   (source)
  • Odious little man, thought Mrs. Ramsay, why go on saying that?†   (source)
  • Or had he only been leading up to another such odious proposal as he had made twice before?†   (source)
  • Many odious women have devoted husbands.†   (source)
  • In fact, most of the time he was odious.†   (source)
  • The ladies felt that he was odiously, unendurably vulgar.†   (source)
  • He hated her because she was young and pretty and sexless, because he wanted to go to bed with her and would never do so, because round her sweet supple waist, which seemed to ask you to encircle it with your arm, there was only the odious scarlet sash, aggressive symbol of chastity.†   (source)
  • Calmly they denied, in the teeth of the evidence, that we had ever known a crazy world in which men were killed off like flies, or that precise savagery, that calculated frenzy of the plague, which instilled an odious freedom as to all that was not the here and now; or those charnel-house stenches which stupefied whom they did not kill.†   (source)
  • Sometimes he was odious.†   (source)
  • She said, in her odious way, "Now, Mrs. Ramsay and I want to have a little talk together," and Mrs. Ramsay could see, as if before her eyes, the innumerable miseries of his life.†   (source)
  • I guessed that he was going to talk about Mother, and at the same moment realized how odious I would find this.†   (source)
  • Oh, he was odious!†   (source)
  • While thinking this over, I missed what he said next, until I heard him exclaim indignantly, "And has he uttered a word of regret for his most odious crime?†   (source)
  • Yes, he did say disagreeable things, Mrs. Ramsay admitted; it was odious of him to rub this in, and make James still more disappointed; but at the same time, she would not let them laugh at him.†   (source)
  • A moment came when the Prosecutor paused and, after a short silence, said in a low, vibrant voice, "This same court, gentlemen, will be called on to try tomorrow that most odious of crimes, the murder of a father by his son."†   (source)
  • He leered odiously.†   (source)
  • She remembered that iniquity of his wife's towards him, which had made her turn to steel and adamant there, in the horrible little room in St John's Wood, when with her own eyes she had seen that odious woman turn him out of the house.†   (source)
  • He was bad enough when he was a speculator during the war and making money out of our hunger but now that he is hand in glove with the Carpetbaggers and Scallawags and a friend—actually a friend of that odious wretch, Governor Bullock— Call, indeed!†   (source)
  • This going to the Lighthouse was a passion of his, she saw, and then, as if her husband had not said enough, with his caustic saying that it would not be fine tomorrow, this odious little man went and rubbed it in all over again.†   (source)
  • Of all the people in the world to turn up here, this terrible person who had witnessed that scene with Ashley which still gave her nightmares; this odious wretch who ruined girls and was not received by nice people; this despicable man who had said, and with good cause, that she was not a lady.†   (source)
  • Atlanta might perhaps have been more tolerant toward the two if the news of their engagement had not come at a time when Rhett's Carpetbagger and Scallawag cronies were more odious in the sight of respectable citizens than they had ever been before.†   (source)
  • Commercial people and professional people in a small way were odious to her.†   (source)
  • That's how he looked, and it was odious.†   (source)
  • I myself told you the truth of that odious tale.†   (source)
  • A flash of odious joy appeared upon the woman's face.†   (source)
  • But he had gone too far and saw no other way out of the ridiculous position than to behave odiously.†   (source)
  • Shall I soon be delivered from these odious youths?†   (source)
  • You stupid dear, why do you say such odious things to me?†   (source)
  • It is odious; but that is the way the job is done.†   (source)
  • But the odious things were there, and remained with her.†   (source)
  • Please let us drop the subject, Carry: it's too odious to me.†   (source)
  • The name, made more odious by its diminutive, obtruded itself on Lily's thoughts like a leer.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Pocket instantly showed much amiable emotion, and said, "This is that odious Sophia's doing!"†   (source)
  • A love for a deformed man would be odious in any woman, in a sister intolerable.†   (source)
  • He couldn't imagine himself in that position; it was too odious, too unlike him.†   (source)
  • An odious, little, pert, unnatural, impudent girl.†   (source)
  • He was becoming a thief once more, and the most odious of thieves!†   (source)
  • Now how did this odious stigma originate?†   (source)
  • She accused him of an odious want of seriousness, of laughing at all things, beginning with himself.†   (source)
  • These very same forms of loyalty are now odious to the French people.†   (source)
  • Such a ceremony would be odious and monstrous; she tried to shut her eyes to it meanwhile.†   (source)
  • to a Roman descended as he is beggary is the other most odious name for death.†   (source)
  • "I'm sure then he has been odious!" the Countess cried.†   (source)
  • indeed, I hate them all: they are odious beings.'†   (source)
  • It had been supposed, until our time, that despotism was odious, under whatever form it appeared.†   (source)
  • How can you say that, at the very moment when I'm asking such odious questions?†   (source)
  • The man was odious to me while he lived, and his memory is odious now.†   (source)
  • All the horrors that disturb my thoughts make your house odious and fatal.†   (source)
  • —These delays and disappointments are quite odious.†   (source)
  • How can you choose such odious expressions?" said Dorothea, passionately.†   (source)
  • Philip must not have that odious thought in his mind; she would banish it from her own.†   (source)
  • Now this odious, artful rogue of a Major was thinking in his own mind that he was sure of his case.†   (source)
  • The mass of masonry which served as foundation to the odious edifice was hollow.†   (source)
  • She seemed an odious blot upon the face of nature; he wanted to put her out of his sight.†   (source)
  • He who gave to all so readily thought this demand exorbitant and almost odious.†   (source)
  • Of a new steel pen—the most odious thing in nature.†   (source)
  • It would be quite odious for me to come talking to you as if I could patronize you.†   (source)
  • I am a martyr to duty and to your odious unclerical habit of hunting, Bute.†   (source)
  • M. de Cintre was sixty years old, and an odious old gentleman.†   (source)
  • The odious Mahometan expresses himself charmed by her beauty.†   (source)
  • As for going back to that odious brother of mine after what has passed, it is out of the question.†   (source)
  • "I think it is odious!" said Mrs. Tristram.†   (source)
  • I saw him—I wept—I cried—I fell at his odious knees.†   (source)
  • and would that odious Rebecca once more get into favour?†   (source)
  • The very thought of them is odious and low.†   (source)
  • I wish we had never seen those odious purse-proud Osbornes.†   (source)
  • The liquor appeared to give the odious rebel courage.†   (source)
  • Her phrases, so bald and few, constantly repeated, showed the emptiness of her mind; he recalled her vulgar little laugh at the jokes of the musical comedy; and he remembered the little finger carefully extended when she held her glass to her mouth; her manners like her conversation, were odiously genteel.†   (source)
  • A very few of them, in fact, passing, in constant sight of my pupils, without a fresh incident, sufficed to give to grievous fancies and even to odious memories a kind of brush of the sponge.†   (source)
  • The odious Kilman would destroy it.†   (source)
  • Helen sighed, partly because of the reminder of her odious suitor, and partly because Bo's future already called mysteriously to the child.†   (source)
  • He generally began that day with wishing he had had no intervening holiday, it made the going into captivity and fetters again so much more odious.†   (source)
  • It seemed monstrous to him that policemen and judges should esteem his word as nothing in comparison with the bartender's—poor Jurgis could not know that the owner of the saloon paid five dollars each week to the policeman alone for Sunday privileges and general favors—nor that the pugilist bartender was one of the most trusted henchmen of the Democratic leader of the district, and had helped only a few months before to hustle out a record-breaking vote as a testimonial to the magistrate, who had been made the target of odious kid-gloved reformers.†   (source)
  • Here was Aziz all shoddy and odious, Mrs. Moore and Miss Quested both silly, and he himself and Heaslop both decorous on the surface, but detestable really, and detesting each other.†   (source)
  • On that 4th of August I was sitting in the lounge with a rather odious Englishman called Bagshawe, who had arrived that night, too late for dinner.†   (source)
  • Could one never do the simplest, the most harmless thing, without subjecting one's self to some odious conjecture?†   (source)
  • —the moral shock I received, as if something altogether monstrous, intolerable to thought and odious to the soul, had been thrust upon me unexpectedly.†   (source)
  • But although the photographer had been prevented from reproducing directly the masterpieces or the beauties of nature, and had there been replaced by a great artist, he resumed his odious position when it came to reproducing the artist's interpretation.†   (source)
  • I wished a round score of men—in case of natives, buccaneers, or the odious French—and I had the worry of the deuce itself to find so much as half a dozen, till the most remarkable stroke of fortune brought me the very man that I required.†   (source)
  • It was some mistake on his part; he was blundering, and I had an intuition that the blunder was of an odious, of an unfortunate nature.†   (source)
  • "Odette, my darling," he began, "I know, I am being simply odious, but I must ask you a few questions.†   (source)
  • The terror of a fresh "co-ack" filled her heart and deprived her of all her power of singing; and the theater that had witnessed her incomprehensible disgrace had become odious to her.†   (source)
  • What an odious name,' said Philip.†   (source)
  • He studied painting at Julien's, or some such place.... That fellow had his hands always in the pockets of his odious, square-shouldered, broad-hipped, American coats, and his dark eyes were always full of ominous appearances.†   (source)
  • The perforated pipe gurgled, choked, spat, and splashed in odious ridicule of a swimmer fighting for his life.†   (source)
  • But just as the conversation, the smiles, the kisses of Odette became as odious to him as he had once found them charming, if they were diverted to others than himself, so the Verdurins' drawing-room, which, not an hour before, had still seemed to him amusing, inspired with a genuine feeling for art and even with a sort of moral aristocracy, now that it was another than himself whom Odette was going to meet there, to love there without restraint, laid bare to him all its absurdities, its stupidity, its shame.†   (source)
  • But the moment that Francoise herself approached, some evil spirit would urge me to attempt to make her angry, and I would avail myself of the slightest pretext to say to her that I regretted my aunt's death because she had been a good woman in spite of her absurdities, but not in the least because she was my aunt; that she might easily have been my aunt and yet have been so odious that her death would not have caused me a moment's sorrow; statements which, in a book, would have struck me as merely fatuous.†   (source)
  • Jim started, and his answer was full of deference; but the odious and fleshy figure, as though seen for the first time in a revealing moment, fixed itself in his memory for ever as the incarnation of everything vile and base that lurks in the world we love: in our own hearts we trust for our salvation, in the men that surround us, in the sights that fill our eyes, in the sounds that fill our ears, and in the air that fills our lungs.†   (source)
  • I found him lying extended on his back in a cane chair, odiously unbuttoned, with a large green leaf of some sort on the top of his steaming head, and another in his hand which he used lazily as a fan ...Going to Patusan?†   (source)
  • He knew that there were some perjuries which, being so superstitious, she would not commit, and besides, the fear, which had hitherto restrained his curiosity, of making Odette angry if he questioned her, of making himself odious, had ceased to exist now that he had lost all hope of ever being loved by her.†   (source)
  • She had no tolerance for scenes which were not of her own making, and it was odious to her that her husband should make a show of himself before the servants.†   (source)
  • "It is only because I am tired and have such odious things to think about," she kept repeating; and it seemed an added injustice that petty cares should leave a trace on the beauty which was her only defence against them.†   (source)
  • She was in an odious mood when she came here, but Lawrence's turning up put her in a good humour, and if you'd only let her think he came for HER it would have never occurred to her to play you this trick.†   (source)
  • She could not have remained in New York without repaying the money she owed to Trenor; to acquit herself of that odious debt she might even have faced a marriage with Rosedale; but the accident of placing the Atlantic between herself and her obligations made them dwindle out of sight as if they had been milestones and she had travelled past them.†   (source)
  • Disaffection was a rare offence; and, most of all, would treason, that should favor France or Frenchmen, have been odious in the eyes of the provincials.†   (source)
  • You have been odiously successful.†   (source)
  • He looks upon study as an odious fetter; his time is spent in the open air, climbing the hills or rowing on the lake.†   (source)
  • 'Mr Clennam,' said Mrs Gowan, 'apart from the happiness I have in becoming known to you, though in this odiously inconvenient place—a mere barrack—there is a subject on which I am dying to speak to you.†   (source)
  • That other reason was the fact that the morning's meet was near Batherley, the market-town where the unhappy woman lived, whose image became more odious to him every day; and to his thought the whole vicinage was haunted by her.†   (source)
  • Disgusted with the odious spectacle, the youth was turning from the sight, after ordering the corpse to be removed, when the position of one of the dead man's hands struck him.†   (source)
  • That was the time, Mr. Murdstone, when she gave birth to her boy here,' said my aunt; 'to the poor child you sometimes tormented her through afterwards, which is a disagreeable remembrance and makes the sight of him odious now.†   (source)
  • 'Yes, ma'am,' replied Kate, not daring to look up; for she felt that the eyes of the odious man in the dressing-gown were directed towards her.†   (source)
  • She may have had religious principles inculcated by some pious mother or grandmother, or some good mistress; she may have a lover, whose good opinion and peace of mind are dear to her heart; or the profligate men who have power over her may be exceedingly odious to her.†   (source)
  • The noise of footsteps made her ill; when people left her, solitude became odious to her; if they came back, it was doubtless to see her die.†   (source)
  • —The sight of Front-de-Boeuf himself is less odious to me than thou, degraded and degenerate as thou art.†   (source)
  • His gestures, his gait, his grizzled beard, his slightest and most indifferent acts, the very fashion of his garments, were odious in the clergyman's sight; a token implicitly to be relied on of a deeper antipathy in the breast of the latter than he was willing to acknowledge to himself.†   (source)
  • They are therefore led (and not unfrequently their conjecture is a correct one) to impute his success mainly to some one of his defects; and an odious mixture is thus formed of the ideas of turpitude and power, unworthiness and success, utility and dishonor.†   (source)
  • —Hepzibah!" cried he with no little force and distinctness, "why do you keep that odious picture on the wall?†   (source)
  • mixed with the air I breathed; and besides, I remembered I had once been her husband — that recollection was then, and is now, inexpressibly odious to me; moreover, I knew that while she lived I could never be the husband of another and better wife; and, though five years my senior (her family and her father had lied to me even in the particular of her age), she was likely to live as long as I, being as robust in frame as she was infirm in mind.†   (source)
  • And I had a sort of foolish hope that you would come home without that odious ironical tone with which you treat the most sacred subjects.†   (source)
  • A stranger was administering her medicines—a stranger from the country—an odious Miss ...—tears choked the utterance of the dame de compagnie, and she buried her crushed affections and her poor old red nose in her pocket handkerchief.†   (source)
  • His attentive deference to her father, contrasted with his former language, was odious; and when she thought of his cruel conduct towards Mrs Smith, she could hardly bear the sight of his present smiles and mildness, or the sound of his artificial good sentiments.†   (source)
  • The Latin tongue is hardly understood, Syriac is unknown, Greek so odious that 'tis accounted no ignorance in the most learned to skip a Greek word without reading it, and to say, '~Groecum est non legitur~.'†   (source)
  • It is an odious aristocracy; a hateful oligarchy of sex; the most hateful aristocracy ever established on the face of the globe; an oligarchy of wealth, where the rich govern the poor.†   (source)
  • It was some days before she saw Jane Fairfax, to judge of her honest regret in this woeful change; but when they did meet, her composure was odious.†   (source)
  • I'd rather sit with Hindley, and hear his awful talk, than with "t' little maister" and his staunch supporter, that odious old man!†   (source)
  • And to me it is one of the most odious things in a girl's life, that there must always be some supposition of falling in love coming between her and any man who is kind to her, and to whom she is grateful.†   (source)
  • The better reason for my not being conversant with the slang of the bank, which is here dinning in my ears from morning to night; that noise of jingling crowns, which are constantly being counted and re-counted, is odious to me.†   (source)
  • Godfrey said to himself again and again, that if he let slip this one opportunity of confession, he might never have another; the revelation might be made even in a more odious way than by Dunstan's malignity: she might come as she had threatened to do.†   (source)
  • As the odious Sir Mulberry Hawk attached himself to Kate with less and less of disguise, Mrs Wititterly began to grow jealous of the superior attractions of Miss Nickleby.†   (source)
  • The house, in my view, is expressive of that odious and abominable Past, with all its bad influences, against which I have just been declaiming.†   (source)
  • When all conditions are unequal, no inequality is so great as to offend the eye; whereas the slightest dissimilarity is odious in the midst of general uniformity: the more complete is this uniformity, the more insupportable does the sight of such a difference become.†   (source)
  • Rodolphe would come; she had sent for him to tell him that she was bored, that her husband was odious, her life frightful.†   (source)
  • "Pray," said I, as the two odious casts with the twitchy leer upon them caught my sight again, "whose likenesses are those?"†   (source)
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