Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being abhorrent, or the state of regarding anything with horror or loathing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Abhorrence.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

abhorrence +‎ -y

Examples

  • But the consideration of the nature and spirit, of the use and end, of the gospel, -- of the design of Christ in it and by it, -- is sufficient to preserve the souls of men, not utterly infatuated, in an abhorrency of this image of its propagation.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • [As] for the use of it, it should keep our souls in an abhorrency of all those doctrines which pretend other pleas before God for our justification, that would make our own faith, our own obedience, our own works, to be the condition of our justification; that is, to make them to be our plea when we come to answer God when we are reproved of him.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Oh, that by these and the like ways we might manifest our self-condemnation and abhorrency for all that distrust and staggering at the word of God, which arising from unbelief, hath had such deplorable issues upon all our counsels and undertakings!

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • God will for ever preserve those that are his in an abhorrency of that religion, be it what it will, that by any means leads unto an undervaluation of that revelation of himself which, in infinite wisdom and goodness, he hath made unto us.

    Pneumatologia

  • Such a sight and conviction of it as may fill us with self-abhorrency and abasement, as may cause us to loathe ourselves for the abomination that is in it, is required of us; and this is the work of the Holy

    Pneumatologia

  • Some of you are "old disciples;" have a great abhorrency of sin; you think it impossible you should ever be seduced so and so; but, "Let him (whoever he be) that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall."

    Of Temptation

  • This open door to the ruin of souls is too evident; and woful experience makes it no less evident that it is almost impossible to fasten upon many poor creatures any fear or dread of temptation, who yet will profess a fear and abhorrency of sin.

    Of Temptation

  • And that consideration which ingenerates shame and self-abhorrency on the account of the defilement of sin is taken peculiarly from the holiness of God.

    Pneumatologia

  • When it hath prevailed on others, and the soul is not filled with dislike and abhorrency of them and their ways, nor with pity and prayer for their deliverance.

    Of Temptation

  • And I shall crave leave to say, that he who hath no experience of spiritual shame and self-abhorrency, upon the account of this inconformity of his nature and the faculties of his soul unto the holiness of God, is a great stranger unto this whole work of sanctification.

    Pneumatologia

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