to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
abhorring equally the toil and the degradation, he deemed it a duty to prevent such a fall, and put his hope in his uncle.
Magnum Bonum Charlotte M. Yonge
In these sentiments I grew, hated and abhorring, despising and contemned.
Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
To be kept abhorring and abhorring, for Five Acts together, you can’t stand.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 66, No 409, November 1849 Various
I was not a stranger to the science of the ring, while abhorring prize-fighting.
A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey
There are few Cameros, men of clear judgment, and abhorring to write.
A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4) Richard Baxter
abhorring slovenliness and the Jacobin motley, he would not affect them.
Lewis Rand Mary Johnston
One of his peculiarities was that of abhorring a vacuum as much as nature herself.
Debit and Credit Gustav Freytag
And thus he died, abhorring the mother who had counselled him to commit this horrible deed.
Royal Palaces and Parks of France Milburg Francisco Mansfield
More shocking still would be the suspicion that in time I might be persuaded to like this music, to embrace, after abhorring it.
Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
He cast a comical glance of disapprobation on the fittings of the hotel apartment, abhorring gilt.
Beauchamp’s Career, Complete George Meredith
verb -hors, -horring, -horred
(transitive) to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject
mid-15c., from Latin abhorrere “shrink back from, have an aversion for, shudder at,” from ab- “away” (see ab-) + horrere “tremble at, shudder,” literally “to bristle, be shaggy,” from PIE *ghers- “start out, stand out, rise to a point, bristle” (see horror). Related: Abhorred; abhorring.
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate. Contemporary Examples Bauer is aware that current momentum is pointing towards the one-state solution, an outcome he abhors. Accusing Each Other Of Genocide Mira Sucharov March 4, 2013 And so the critique smacks of the same tribal hypocrisy he abhors. Diaspora’s Splendor Jonathan Guyer […]
abi-albon father of strength; i.e., “valiant”, one of David’s body-guard of thirty mighty men (2 Sam. 23:31); called also Abiel (1 Chr. 11:32).
abi Application Binary Interface Contemporary Examples The rebels “are still a disparate bunch that disagrees on a lot of things,” abi says. Guns and Money Divide Syrian Rebels Mike Giglio May 14, 2013 Historical Examples Hearken: Return to Thebes, and tell a false tale in the ears of abi and his councillors. Morning Star H. […]
noun a state of SE Nigeria. Capital: Umuahia. Pop: 2 833 999 (2006 est). Area: 6320 sq km (2440 sq miles) Historical Examples In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam, abia reigned over Juda. The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various Izates, however, was successful, and abia killed himself in despair. History of the Jews, Vol. II […]