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  • Detestable in my mind was the hatchet job on Giuliani's wife in a gossip magazine no matter how despicable Giuliani is himself.

    Rudy: "Leave My Family Alone"

  • Darth Dennis, Damnable Deliverer of Detestable Death, Damage, Degradation, and DestructionIt's getting there but could still use some more adjectives and maybe a noun or two.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • Detestable proof of failure in the very highest art was torturing him, and the shrill scorn of his suffering kin poured contempt on his pride and distracted him from thinking out a solution of the humiliating mystery.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • “Detestable old wretch!” replied the count, full of disgust.

    Off on a Comet

  • Detestable weather detained me long at the hospitable factory.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • “Detestable indeed, and one that does not suit a boat like the Nautilus.”

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • Detestable to some, mercenary to others, I don't have any particular opinion of them.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • Senator King tried to break it up, Hamilton volunteered “to fight the whole ‘Detestable faction’ one by one.”

    Alexander Hamilton, American

  • 'Detestable people, especially Jack Ed. And those Cagney children were hellions from birth.'

    Texas! Lucky

  • -- This was a deliberate attempt to enslave the minds of those unfortunate objects, whose persons they already held in arbitrary subjection: -- Detestable deviation from the becoming rectitude of man.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 1, January 1916

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