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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of execrate.

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Examples

  • The havoc wrought by German shells in French and Belgian churches and cathedrals stands recorded in countless photographs and other illustrations, to form a permanent Indictment of Germany's methods of warfare that will make her name execrated by posterity.

    The Illustrated War News, Number 15, Nov. 18, 1914

  • "I shall leave a name execrated by every monopolist who, from less honorable motives, clamors for protection because it conduces to his own individual benefit.

    Ten Englishmen of the Nineteenth Century

  • My awful punishment makes my name execrated everywhere, as if I must have been superlatively bad to have earned it. aforetime ... tabret -- as David was honored (1Sa 18: 6).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • O'Connell's record of embezzlement, contractor boondoggles, handpicked mayors and election theft is both exalted and execrated in the novels' vivid fictional composites.

    Corruption on the Hudson

  • Yet she appeared confident in innocence, and did not tremble, although gazed on and execrated by thousands; for all the kindness which her beauty might otherwise have excited, was obliterated in the minds of the spectators by the imagination of the enormity she was supposed to have committed.

    Chapter 7

  • For the part he had played, the details of which were practically all rumor and guesswork, quickly leaked out, and in consequence he became a much-execrated and well-hated man.

    Chapter VII

  • If any of these magazines (not to mention People, for which Luce bears none of the blame and which he surely would have execrated) is impelled by a vision, it is not evident in the published products.

    Jonathan Yardley reviews 'The Publisher,' by Alan Brinkley

  • Having taken prize money from the officialdom he execrated, Bernhard delights, retrospectively, in the consequences.

    Enfant Not So Terrible

  • OK aunty Flo, but these people whom I have execrated are NOT old style right of centre liberals (like me and you.)

    If Greens Ruled The World...

  • Overheated sections of the right - first the 'birthers,' now the 'speechers' - are meting out to Obama precisely the sort of disrespectful treatment they execrated when it was directed by the left at President Bush.

    Archive 2009-09-01

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