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used in Notes from the Underground

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hate, detest, or intensely dislike
  • It is loathsome to remember it all, but it was loathsome even then.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (16% in)
  • I was ashamed (even now, perhaps, I am ashamed): I got to the point of feeling a sort of secret abnormal, despicable enjoyment in returning home to my corner on some disgusting Petersburg night, acutely conscious that that day I had committed a loathsome action again, that what was done could never be undone, and secretly, inwardly gnawing, gnawing at myself for it, tearing and consuming myself till at last the bitterness turned into a sort of shameful accursed sweetness, and at...
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (44% in)
  • doing himself no sort of good with his moans; he knows better than anyone that he is only lacerating and harassing himself and others for nothing; he knows that even the audience before whom he is making his efforts, and his whole family, listen to him with loathing, do not put a ha'porth of faith in him, and inwardly understand that he might moan differently, more simply, without trills and flourishes, and that he is only amusing himself like that from ill-humour, from malignancy.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (66% in)
  • It is loathsome to remember it all, but it was loathsome even then.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (17% in)
  • At work in the office I never looked at anyone, and was perfectly well aware that my companions looked upon me, not only as a queer fellow, but even looked upon me—I always fancied this—with a sort of loathing.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (4% in)
  • It is clear to me now that, owing to my unbounded vanity and to the high standard I set for myself, I often looked at myself with furious discontent, which verged on loathing, and so I inwardly attributed the same feeling to everyone.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (7% in)
  • It was loathsome sometimes to go to the office; things reached such a point that I often came home ill.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (20% in)
  • One longed for movement in spite of everything, and I plunged all at once into dark, underground, loathsome vice of the pettiest kind.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (43% in)
  • And so, furtively, timidly, in solitude, at night, I indulged in filthy vice, with a feeling of shame which never deserted me, even at the most loathsome moments, and which at such moments nearly made me curse.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (46% in)
  • At times, with an intense, acute pang I was stabbed to the heart by the thought that ten years, twenty years, forty years would pass, and that even in forty years I would remember with loathing and humiliation those filthiest, most ludicrous, and most awful moments of my life.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (80% in)
  • Something loathsome stirred within me.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (97% in)
  • It was loathsome.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (21% in)
  • I say nothing of the loathsomeness of the life here....
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (3% in)
  • They have become utterly vile, and nothing on earth is viler, more loathsome, and more insulting than their abuse.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (26% in)
  • The loathsome truth.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (**% in)
  • There is something more important, more loathsome, viler!
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (31% in)
  • What I loathed particularly was his lisp.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (61% in)
  • That I posed as such a hero to you, and now you would see me in a wretched torn dressing-gown, beggarly, loathsome.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (65% in)
  • But the trouble was that the hysterics could not go on for ever, and (I am writing the loathsome truth) lying face downwards on the sofa with my face thrust into my nasty leather pillow, I began by degrees to be aware of a far-away, involuntary but irresistible feeling that it would be awkward now for me to raise my head and look Liza straight in the face.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (89% in)
  • Tomorrow I should have defiled her soul and have exhausted her heart, while now the feeling of insult will never die in her heart, and however loathsome the filth awaiting her—the feeling of insult will elevate and purify her .... by hatred .... h'm!
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (63% in)
  • We are so divorced from it that we feel at once a sort of loathing for real life, and so cannot bear to be reminded of it.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (80% in)

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