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loathe
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
hate, detest, or intensely dislike
  • Mary Beth Baird, who had once pleaded to be allowed to kiss the Baby Jesus, glared with jealous loathing at Barb Wiggin, who must have been an exceptionally strong stewardess—in her time in the sky.
    p. 218.7
  • Above all things that she despised, what my grandmother loathed most was lack of effort; this struck Dan Needham as a peculiar hatred, because Harriet Wheelwright had never worked a day in her life—nor had she ever expected my mother to work; and she never once assigned me a single chore.
    p. 260.1
  • He was witty—even Owen was impressed by Lish's editorial cleverness for The Grave—and he was cordially loathed by students and faculty alike; I say "cordially," in the case of the students, because no one would have refused an invitation to one of his father's or his mother's parties.
    p. 373.4

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