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detest
used in Catch-22

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dislike intensely
  • He detested the very sight of his son-in-law, who was his aide and therefore in constant attendance upon him.
    Chapter 4 — Doc Daneeka (69% in)
  • Instead there was the crawlway, and since the mess on the mission over Avignon he had learned to detest every mammoth inch of it, for it slung him seconds and seconds away from his parachute, which was too bulky to be taken up front with him, and seconds and seconds more after that away from the escape hatch on the floor between the rear of the elevated flight deck and the feet of the faceless top turret gunner mounted high above.
    Chapter 5 — Chief White Halfoat (80% in)
  • He was constantly defending his Communist friends to his right-wing enemies and his right-wing friends to his Communist enemies, and he was thoroughly detested by both groups, who never defended him to anyone because they thought he was a dope.
    Chapter 8 — Lieutenant Scheisskopf (8% in)
  • Nurse Cramer had a cute nose and a radiant, blooming complexion dotted with fetching sprays of adorable freckles that Yossarian detested.
    Chapter 17 — The Soldier in White (39% in)
  • Unlike the chaplain, Corporal Whitcomb detested the seclusion of the clearing in the woods.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (44% in)
  • Nately had been brought up to detest people like Aarfy, whom his mother characterized as climbers, and people like Milo, whom his father characterized as pushers, but he had never learned how, since he had never been permitted near them.
    Chapter 23 — Natley's Old Man (81% in)
  • He breezed along beautifully, even emulating certain characteristic mispronunciations of General Dreedle's, and he was not the least bit intimidated by General Peckem's new colonel until he suddenly recalled that General Peckem detested General Dreedle.
    Chapter 29 — Peckem (95% in)
  • Their alternative — there was an alternative, of course, since Milo detested coercion and was a vocal champion of freedom of choice — was to starve.
    Chapter 35 — Milo the Militant (11% in)
  • It was funny how he had really come to detest flying.
    Chapter 39 — The Eternal City (10% in)

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