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used in Candide

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exceptionally bad or detestable
  • How could this beautiful cause produce in you an effect so abominable?
    Chapter 4 (41% in)
  • ...myself, and sometimes ready to die of weakness, my mind was filled with the massacre of my father, mother, and brother, with the insolence of the ugly Bulgarian soldier, with the stab that he gave me, with my servitude under the Bulgarian captain, with my hideous Don Issachar, with my abominable Inquisitor, with the execution of Doctor Pangloss, with the grand Miserere to which they whipped you, and especially with the kiss I gave you behind the screen the day that I had last seen you.
    Chapter 8 (85% in)
  • He was an abominable negro, and yet believed that he did me a great deal of honour.
    Chapter 11 (58% in)
  • "Oh, Pangloss!" cried Candide, "thou hadst not guessed at this abomination; it is the end.
    Chapter 19 (28% in)
  • "Something very foolish and abominable," said Martin.
    Chapter 23 (11% in)
  • I was soon supplanted by a rival, turned out of doors quite destitute, and obliged to continue this abominable trade, which appears so pleasant to you men, while to us women it is the utmost abyss of misery.
    Chapter 24 (54% in)

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