I am of opinion that pumping a leaky ship is the most detestable work in the world.
The man must have been a detestable hypocrite, I think, had he not shown his vexation.
Kill me if thou wilt, detestable Huron; I will go no further.
The rest of this detestable thought was expressed by a hideous smile.
She was blameless, of course, but he was detestable beyond all count.