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used in The Brothers Karamazov

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someone or something that is intensely disliked
  • "You're anathema accursed, as it is," Grigory suddenly burst out, "and how dare you argue, you rascal, after that, if—"
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (54% in)
  • For as soon as I say to those enemies, 'No, I'm not a Christian, and I curse my true God,' then at once, by God's high judgment, I become immediately and specially anathema accursed, and am cut off from the Holy Church, exactly as though I were a heathen, so that at that very instant, not only when I say it aloud, but when I think of saying it, before a quarter of a second has passed, I am cut off.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (54% in)
  • Tell me this, O ass; you may be right before your enemies, but you have renounced your faith all the same in your own heart, and you say yourself that in that very hour you became anathema accursed.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (56% in)
  • And if once you're anathema they won't pat you on the head for it in hell.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (56% in)

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