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abhor
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to hate or detest something
  • The roach necessarily abhors the mode in which the pike gets his living, and the pike is likely to think nothing further even of the most indignant roach than that he is excellent good eating; it could only be when the roach choked him that the pike could entertain a strong personal animosity.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (74% in)
  • "Well, but then, my boy," said Uncle Glegg, whose good feeling led him to enter into Tom's wish, but who could not at once shake off his habitual abhorrence of such recklessness as destroying securities, or alienating anything important enough to make an appreciable difference in a man's property, "we should have to make away wi' the note, you know, if we're to guard against what may happen, supposing your father's made bankrupt——"
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (90% in)

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