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- n. A word used for cursing; an oath.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Cursing; imprecatory; vilifying.
- n. A word used for cursing; an imprecatory word or expression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Imprecating evil; cursing; denouncing.
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December, on which day Nigger Question (in 'Fraser') had come out with execrative shrieks from several people - J.S. Mill for one; who indeed had personally quite parted from me, a year or two before, I knew not and to this day know not why; nor in fact ever much inquired, since it was his silly pleasure, poor Mill!
Into the body of the poor Tatars execrative Roman History intercalated an alphabetic letter; and so they continue Ta-r-tars, of fell Tartarean nature, to this day.
If there is something to be done outside that is very execrative, it needs to be done early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
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