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  • Abhorring what they considered oppression in the masters, why did they oppress others?

    Mary Barton

  • Abhorring silence, he'll divert his staff with an account of how he once helped Orson Welles stuff a mink coat into a tiny carry-on bag to avoid customs duties at Orly airport.

    The Man Who Got Away

  • Number 1: Abhorring war as a chosen way to balk the purposes of those who threaten us, we hold it to be the first task of statesmanship to develop the strength that will deter the forces of aggression and promote the conditions of peace.

    First Inaugural Address

  • Abhorring nepotism, he granted preferment to but one relative, naming the eminent John

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Abhorring slavery from childhood, it is no wonder that the earnestness of the

    William Lloyd Garrison The Abolitionist

  • Abhorring the woman's wickedness, he nevertheless did not reject her proposal, but, making show of closing with her, despatched the messenger with thanks and expressions of joy, with orders that they should bring the boy baby to him, wheresoever he were, and whatsoever doing.

    The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch; being parts of the "Lives" of Plutarch, edited for boys and girls

  • Abhorring intrigue, he was above all petty jealousies, and even sacrificed the situation of chapel-master under Napoleon, because he believed it should have been given to the greatest of his rivals, Cherubini.

    The Great Italian and French Composers

  • Abhorring dishonor, full of glory in the stainless history of her race, and tenacious of the dignity and of the magnitude of her House, she yet was too courageous and too haughty a woman not to be capable of braving calumny, if conscious of her own pure rectitude beneath it; not to be capable of incurring false censure, if encountered in the path of justice and of magnanimity.

    Under Two Flags

  • Abhorring, as all honest minds must, every species of cant, she respected true religious thought and feeling, by whomsoever cherished.

    Woman in the Ninteenth Century and Kindred Papers Relating to the Sphere, Condition and Duties, of Woman.

  • Abhorring, as we must do, the principles and practice of this odious tribunal, and reprobating its interference with the cautious deductions of science, we must yet admit that, on this occasion, its deliberations were not dictated by passion, nor its power directed by vengeance.

    The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler

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