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loathe
used in Oliver Twist

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hate, detest, or intensely dislike
  • As he glided stealthily along, creeping beneath the shelter of the walls and doorways, the hideous old man seemed like some loathsome reptile, engendered in the slime and darkness through which he moved: crawling forth, by night, in search of some rich offal for a meal.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (6% in)
  • Cunning, ferocity, and drunkeness in all its stages, were there, in their strongest aspect; and women: some with the last lingering tinge of their early freshness almost fading as you looked: others with every mark and stamp of their sex utterly beaten out, and presenting but one loathsome blank of profligacy and crime; some mere girls, others but young women, and none past the prime of life; formed the darkest and saddest portion of this dreary picture.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (29% in)
  • I loathe and hate it now, but I cannot leave it.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (83% in)
  • I know how cold formalities were succeeded by open taunts; how indifference gave place to dislike, dislike to hate, and hate to loathing, until at last they wrenched the clanking bond asunder, and retiring a wide space apart, carried each a galling fragment, of which nothing but death could break the rivets, to hide it in new society beneath the gayest looks they could assume.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (32% in)
  • ...with poles thrust out, on which to dry the linen that is never there; rooms so small, so filthy, so confined, that the air would seem too tainted even for the dirt and squalor which they shelter; wooden chambers thrusting themselves out above the mud, and threatening to fall into it—as some have done; dirt-besmeared walls and decaying foundations; every repulsive lineament of poverty, every loathsome indication of filth, rot, and garbage; all these ornament the banks of Folly Ditch.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (13% in)

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