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Definition dislike intensely
  • She detests politicians who make promises they don't keep.
detests = dislikes intensely
  • I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
  • He could hardly believe what he was seeing, and although he detested flies, he was sorry for this one.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • detested = disliked intensely
  • "Well, they did rather detest each other."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • detest = dislike intensely
  • I detested being home during the two-week vacation and impatiently awaited my return to school.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • detested = disliked intensely
  • Students Against Driving Drunk and Student Athletes Detest Drugs.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • detest = dislike intensely
  • The horses detested them.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • I detest jargon of every kind, and sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in but what was worn and hackneyed out of all sense and meaning.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • I detested the accusing sound of meow.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The name he had so detested, here hidden and preserved—that was the first thing his father had given him.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • That power also saved you from possession by Voldemort, because he could not bear to reside in a body so full of the force he detests.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • No. Every true Englishman detests the English.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • 'Every word!' cried the gentleman, 'every word that has passed between you and this detested villain, is known to me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Ah me, detested! how am I beguil'd!
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • I'm sorry, but I detest Avery and Mulciber!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Boyle rode him over rather than drive the horse in the trailer Alastar detested.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • 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
  • She can't hurt him, Izzy," said Alec in the reasonable voice Isabelle detested.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • He called all such things 'pawing, and detested them.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • I detest that man and it rankles that he got so much of you and I got so little.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove

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