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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of execrate.

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Examples

  • Including the upper superior mines, which it execrates.

    Les Miserables

  • As Mary Wollstonecraft, a regular reviewer of Smith's work, wrote in The Analytical Review when considering Marchmont (1796), 'her manner, indeed, of alluding to her domestic sorrows much excite sympathy and excuse the acrimony with which she execrates, and hold up to contempt, the man to whom she attributes them'.

    Charlotte (Turner) Smith (1749-1806)

  • A vile bit of bone (O how she execrates it!) which lurked in a fricasee, did the irreparable mischief: and the good old soul is teaching her upper-lip, when she speaks, to resign all motion to the under one, that it may as little as possible make the defect visible.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • He execrates, detests, despises himself; and admires her more than ever.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Horribly execrates the diabolical women, who thought to make themselves a merit with him by this abominable insult.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • He execrates Racine, and treats him as a sorry sort of man.

    Balzac

  • In other words, the martyr is noble, exactly because (however he renounces the world or execrates all humanity) he confesses this ultimate link with life; he sets his heart outside himself: he dies that something may live.

    Orthodoxy

  • The whole world condemns and execrates it; the United Nations General Assembly has called for the imposition of sanctions to end it.

    Rise of the South African Reich - Chapter 17

  • To this is opposed the affection according to which God execrates the works of unrighteousness, and the omission of a remuneration.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • "A rather interesting feature about dad," whispered Margaret with mischief in her eyes, "is that when he's angry he curses in French, and when he's mad he execrates in German."

    The Yeoman Adventurer

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