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As to this odious Solmes, I wonder not at your aversion to him.

You must, you will, I doubt, be sacrificed to this odious man.

I made every effort to get relieved from this odious work, but without avail.

He hates the sight of her odious red wig as much now as we always did.

I felt the colour coming into my face, for this man was odious.

Beauvallet, who had been odious as a professor, was charming as a comrade.

She turned from me to speak to that odious Lady de Brantefield.

It all at once occurred to him that this would be odious sacrilege.

Was the father of Bryanism, an odious word meaning things Bryan.

Let us think no more on the odious subject, but devote the present hour to happiness.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French odious, from Old French odieus (late 14c., Modern French odieux) or directly from Latin odiosus "hateful, offensive, unpleasant," from odium "hatred" (see odium).

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