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odious
used in The Mill on the Floss

5 uses
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Definition
extremely unpleasant, disgusting, or dislikable
  • A love for a deformed man would be odious in any woman, in a sister intolerable.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (28% in)
  • As if I, with my old gowns and want of all accomplishments, could be a rival of dear little Lucy,—who knows and does all sorts of charming things, and is ten times prettier than I am,—even if I were odious and base enough to wish to be her rival.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- Another Love-Scene (22% in)
  • Philip must not have that odious thought in his mind; she would banish it from her own.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (38% in)
  • He had the uneasy consciousness that he had robbed her of perfect freedom yesterday; there was too much native honor in him, for him not to feel that, if her will should recoil, his conduct would have been odious, and she would have a right to reproach him.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (22% in)
  • Dr. Kenn, having a conscience void of offence in the matter, was still inclined to persevere,—was still averse to give way before a public sentiment that was odious and contemptible; but he was finally wrought upon by the consideration of the peculiar responsibility attached to his office, of avoiding the appearance of evil,—an "appearance" that is always dependent on the average quality of surrounding minds.
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (13% in)

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