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detest
used in Main Street

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Definition
dislike intensely
  • What wonder he detested the lazy Westlake and McGanum!
    Chapter 15 (12% in)
  • She alternately detested herself for not appreciating the kindly women, and detested them for their advice: lugubrious hints as to how much she would suffer in labor, details of baby-hygiene based on long experience and total misunderstanding, superstitious cautions about the things she must eat and read and look at in prenatal care for the baby's soul, and always a pest of simpering baby-talk.
    Chapter 20 (5% in)
  • She alternately detested herself for not appreciating the kindly women, and detested them for their advice: lugubrious hints as to how much she would suffer in labor, details of baby-hygiene based on long experience and total misunderstanding, superstitious cautions about the things she must eat and read and look at in prenatal care for the baby's soul, and always a pest of simpering baby-talk.
    Chapter 20 (5% in)
  • After supper, when they had been driven in from the porch by mosquitos, when Kennicott had for the two-hundredth time in five years commented, "We must have a new screen on the porch—lets all the bugs in," they sat reading, and she noted, and detested herself for noting, and noted again his habitual awkwardness.
    Chapter 24 (19% in)
  • She detested Erik; gloated over his gaucheries—his "breaks," she called them.
    Chapter 30 (53% in)
  • This sensitive boy would be very skilfully stamped into conformity by Lyman Cass and his sallow daughter; but did she detest the plan for this reason?
    Chapter 30 (79% in)

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