Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of abhor.

Etymologies

abhor + -est (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fall not into one name with that unclean spirit, nor act his nature whom thou so much abhorrest, that is, to accuse, calumniate, backbite, whisper, detract, or sinistrously interpret others.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

  • For before the child shall know how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • 'Tis thy want alone that keeps thee in health of body and mind, and that which thou persecutest and abhorrest as a feral plague is thy physician and [3753] chiefest friend, which makes thee a good man, a healthful, a sound, a virtuous, an honest and happy man.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [3582] Whereas many a man would think himself in heaven, a pretty prince, if he had but the least part of that fortune which thou so much repinest at, abhorrest and accountest a most vile and wretched estate.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And so many cities are but as so many hives of bees, anthills; but that which thou abhorrest, many seek: women keep in all winter, and most part of summer, to preserve their beauties; some for love of study:

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Even this which thou so much abhorrest, it may be for thy progeny's good, [6188] better be any man's son than thine, to be begot of base Irus, poor Seius, or mean Mevius, the town swineherd's, a shepherd's son: and well is he, that like

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • If thou abhorrest her perfidy, turn from her in disdain, renounce her, for baneful are her delusions.

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonorest thou God?

    Romans 2.

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