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And because, when you know what I am, you will hate and loathe me.

It rather sickens me, and makes me loathe the sight of a seal.

"I loathe you," he cried, with his lips pressed against her cheek.

Oh, in six months I've got simply to loathe the smell of a café.

They––the world––shall know you; shall loathe you as I loathe you.

Sir, of all things in this world, there is nought I do loathe and despise like to a Puritan!

I hate him—I hate him as much as I loathe myself for ever condescending to follow him.

I shall begin to hate my books and to loathe my little cabin.

We live in filth, and grow loathsome, till we loathe ourselves!

You loathe them as you would a snake or a toad, yet you are indignant at their wrongs.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English laðian "to hate, to be disgusted with," from lað "hostile" (see loath). Cognate with Old Saxon lethon, Old Norse leiða. Related: Loathed; loathing.

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