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detestable
used in Candide

4 uses
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Definition
deserving intense dislike
  • "Yes," said the Abbe, "but it means nothing, for they complain of everything with great fits of laughter; they even do the most detestable things while laughing."
    Chapter 22 (26% in)
  • I am so satiated with the great number of detestable books with which we are inundated that I am reduced to punting at faro.
    Chapter 22 (43% in)
  • My parents forced me at the age of fifteen to put on this detestable habit, to increase the fortune of a cursed elder brother, whom God confound.
    Chapter 24 (77% in)
  • What helped to confirm Martin in his detestable principles, to stagger Candide more than ever, and to puzzle Pangloss, was that one day they saw Paquette and Friar Giroflee land at the farm in extreme misery.
    Chapter 30 (36% in)

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