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abominable
used in Light in August

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Definition
exceptionally bad or detestable
  • For I will have you learn soon that the two abominations are sloth and idle thinking, the two virtues are work and the fear of God.
    Chapter 6 (96% in)
  • Shhhhhhhhhhh' like to a baby, and Uncle Doc hollering, 'Bitchery and abomination!
    Chapter 15 (**% in)
  • Abomination and bitchery!'
    Chapter 15 (**% in)
  • "Bitchery and abomination!" the man says suddenly.
    Chapter 16 (28% in)
  • Bitchery and abomination!
    Chapter 16 (28% in)
  • "It's God's abomination of womanflesh!" the old man cries suddenly.
    Chapter 16 (38% in)
  • He had seen the womansign of God's abomination already on her, under her clothes.
    Chapter 16 (39% in)
  • He ought to knowed God's abomination of womanflesh; he should have knowed the walking shape of bitchery and abomination already stinking in God's sight.
    Chapter 16 (40% in)
  • He ought to knowed God's abomination of womanflesh; he should have knowed the walking shape of bitchery and abomination already stinking in God's sight.
    Chapter 16 (40% in)
  • You got to tell me,' and he looked at me like he looked at Milly that night when she laid on the bed and died and he said, 'It's the Lord God's abomination, and I am the instrument of His will.'
    Chapter 16 (62% in)
  • Do you think it is just chanceso that I sent that young doctor to be the one that found My abomination laying wrapped in that blanket on that doorstep that Christmas night?
    Chapter 16 (70% in)
  • It was cold that night, and Old Doc Hines standing in the dark just behind the corner where he could see the doorstep and the accomplishment of the Lord's will, and he saw that young doctor coming in lechery and fornication stop and stoop down and raise the Lord's abomination and tote it into the house.
    Chapter 16 (75% in)
  • Joe Christmas,' they said, 'To Joe Christmas,' and they tried to make Old Doc Hines drink too, to the Lord's abomination, but he struck the cup aside.
    Chapter 16 (77% in)
  • 'He was hid behind the bed,' she says, and Old Doc Hines said, 'You used that perfumed soap that tempted your own undoing, for the Lord's abomination and outrage.
    Chapter 16 (78% in)
  • He's a pollution and a abomination on My earth.'
    Chapter 16 (82% in)

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