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  • verb Present participle of execrate.


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  • In execrating George W. Bush, left-wingers discovered virtues in the Gipper that had escaped them during his life.

    Obama a 'Reaganite'? It Just Might Work Joshua Muravchik 2011

  • Mr. Tillinghast argues that the common vision of the Celtic undermajority -- Catholicism - saturated, English-execrating and ethnically distinct -- is merely an early 20th-century concoction by politicians who cynically tried to forge a new political entity immediately after independence from Britain.

    Behind the Green Veil 2009

  • Both were bleeding and panting and execrating and struggling; but of course I knew them both directly.

    Great Expectations 2007

  • Hampstead – heath, and execrating my father – in – law.

    Sketches by Boz 2007

  • The MacGregors verify this account of the feud by appealing to a proverb current amongst them, execrating the hour (Mult dhu an Carbail ghil) that the black wedder with the white tail was ever lambed.

    Rob Roy 2005

  • Blind, maimed, helpless, and despairing, venting his rage in blasphemy and curses, execrating his existence, yet dreading the arrival of death destined to yield him up to greater torments, six miserable days did the Villain languish.

    The Monk 2004

  • Marchesa should eventually thank him as the deliverer of her son, instead of discovering and execrating him as his Accuser; a scheme favoured by the unjust and cruel rule enacted by the tribunal he approached, which permitted anonymous Informers.

    The Italian 2004

  • The reasons which he had for execrating her returned to his recollection, but he very quickly rejected them.

    Salammbo 2003

  • It was on a narrow platform placed above the telescope that the two savants passed their existence, execrating the day which hid the moon from their eyes, and the clouds which obstinately veiled her during the night.

    Round the Moon 2003

  • But you were never shown to be possessed of friendship or love either towards God, or towards the prophets, or towards yourselves, but, as is evident, you are ever found to be idolaters and murderers of righteous men, so that you laid hands even on Christ Himself; and to this very day you abide in your wickedness, execrating those who prove that this man who was crucified by you is the Christ.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus 1819-1893 2001


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