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loathe
used in Selected Tales by Poe

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Definition
hate, detest, or intensely dislike
  • I loathed her with a hatred belonging more to demon than to man.
    1 — Ligeia (63% in)
  • Suddenly, the color fled, the pulsation ceased, the lips resumed the expression of the dead, and, in an instant afterward, the whole body took upon itself the icy chilliness, the livid hue, the intense rigidity, the sunken outline, and all the loathsome peculiarities of that which has been, for many days, a tenant of the tomb.
    1 — Ligeia (90% in)
  • I did not, for some weeks, strike, or otherwise violently ill use it; but gradually—very gradually—I came to look upon it with unutterable loathing, and to flee silently from its odious presence, as from the breath of a pestilence.
    2 — The Black Cat (53% in)
  • Whenever I sat, it would crouch beneath my chair, or spring upon my knees, covering me with its loathsome caresses.
    2 — The Black Cat (57% in)
  • It was now the representation of an object that I shudder to name—and for this, above all, I loathed, and dreaded, and would have rid myself of the monster _had I dared_—it was now, I say, the image of a hideous—of a ghastly thing—of the GALLOWS!
    2 — The Black Cat (63% in)

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