Detestation sentence example

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  • Inwardly "he took a remorse of conscience and detestation of mind."

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  • The effect of the incident was rather to increase detestation of Giolitti than to damage Crispi.

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  • A sense of wrong suffered at their hands may perhaps have mingled with the detestation which he felt towards them on public grounds.

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  • This feeling explains his detestation of foreign manners and superstitions, his loathing not only of inhuman crimes and cruelties but even of the lesser derelictions from selfrespect, his scorn of luxury and of art as ministering to luxury, his mockery of the poetry and of the stale and dilettante culture of his time, and perhaps, too, his indifference to the schools of philosophy and his readiness to identify all the professors of stoicism with the reserved and close-cropped puritans, who concealed the worst vices under an outward appearance of austerity.

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  • But the prevailing impression we carry away after reading him is that in all his early satires he was animated by a sincere and manly detestation of the tyranny and cruelty, the debauchery and luxury, the levity and effeminacy, the crimes and frauds, which we know from other sources were then rife in Rome, and that a more serene wisdom and a happier frame of mind were attained by him when old age had somewhat allayed the fierce rage which vexed his manhood.

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  • His strong family feeling and his detestation of England, which was unchecked after the death of his wife, Maria Amelia, daughter of Frederick Augustus II.

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  • Out of such conditions arose the buccaneer, alternately sailor and hunter, even occasionally a planter - roving, bold, unscrupulous, often savage, with an intense detestation of Spain.

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  • Darazi, who had acted independently in his apostolate, was branded by Hamza as a heretic, and thus, by a curious anomaly, he is actually held in detestation by the very sect which perhaps bears his name.

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  • Inside the US Administration, one figure had a personal detestation of Libya's erstwhile leader.

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  • Such slanders do the neocons no good but only add to their isolation and the burgeoning detestation of their tactics.

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  • I was standing in front of him, staring the Magma Members out with all the coldness and utter detestation I could muster.

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  • Like Cervantes at times, Mark Twain reveals a depth of melancholy beneath his playful humour, and like Moliere always, he has a deep scorn and a burning detestation of all sorts of sham and pretence, a scorching hatred of humbug and hypocrisy.

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  • All this time the brutal work of the Blood Council went on, as did the exodus of thousands upon thousands of industrious and well-to-do citizens, and with each year the detestation felt for Alva and his rule steadily increased.

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  • Having purified the soul from sin and obtained a detestation thereof, the second week treats of the kingdom of Christ, and is meant to lead the soul to make an election of the service of God.

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  • He had set off to secure an ally against Louis, and he came back from his expedition with a crown on his head and a new nation at his back, united in its detestation of popery and of France.

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  • On the contrary, as a thousand passages in the earlier apologists attest, they viewed the pagan mysteries with horror and detestation.

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  • His youth was passed in scandalous dissipation, which drew upon himself and his coterie the detestation of the people of Paris.

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  • I was assailed by one cry of reproach, disapprobation, and even detestation;.

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  • It is quite natural that the man who delivered up the city of the Prophet to plunder, and at whose hands so many prominent Moslems fell, should have been an object of detestation ' See Chodzko, Thedtre persan (Paris, 1878).

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  • Biren, however, had made himself an object of detestation to the Russian people, and Anna had little difficulty in overthrowing his power.

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  • They held usury up to detestation, and practically made no distinction between interest on equitable moderate terms and what we now term usurious exactions.

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  • As her hatred was known to be at least as strong as her love, the legacy was probably as much a mark of her detestation of Walpole as of her admiration of Pitt.

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  • Nor must it be forgotten that this exile was due to the policy which induced the pontiffs, in their detestation of Ghibellinism, to rely successively upon the houses of Anjou and o Valois.

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