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It was monstrous, he abhorred it, but could no more resist it than the hasheesh eater his drug.

Cigarettes he abhorred, therefore Tekla allowed her favorites to use them.

She abhorred the "equivoque" of her life, but could not overcome it.

To say that he abhorred Greek ideals is to say that the shepherd abhors the wolf.

If such a man can not be loved, he can not be abhorred or despised.

Do you think I would profane the aura of her by my abhorred presence?

It was not danger I abhorred so much, as its absolute effect—fright.

I abhorred his opinions, but believed that he was at least sincere.

He, alone on that haunted island, abhorred and shunned by all, had found a fortune!

Her object was to defer doing what she abhorred but knew not how to avoid.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin abhorrere "shrink back from, have an aversion for, shudder at," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + horrere "tremble at, shudder," literally "to bristle, be shaggy," from PIE *ghers- "start out, stand out, rise to a point, bristle" (see horror). Related: Abhorred; abhorring.

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