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The next day it was a dog, even dirtier and more forlorn, perhaps, than was the kitten; and again Miss Polly, to her dumfounded amazement, found herself figuring as a kind protector and an angel of mercy--a role that Pollyanna so unhesitatingly thrust upon her as a matter of course, that the woman--who abhorred dogs even more than she did cats, if possible--found herself as before, powerless to remonstrate.
Pakistan also abhorred terrorism in all forms and manifestations while underscoring the need to have resolute determination to defeat the evil forces of terrorism from our region.
The first casualty would be freedom of speech, something that Scargill abhorred.
Speaking following a board meeting to discuss the future of the show, Mr Johnson said the board abhorred racismand profoundly regretted any offence caused to viewers.
Speaking outside Channel 4's offices following a board meeting to discuss the future of the show, Mr Johnson said the channel's board abhorred racism and profoundly regretted any offence caused to viewers.
What they didn't know was how much I truly abhorred his different positions, especially his stance on homosexuality.
And perhaps it is partly the vacuum so abhorred by nature that I created by leaving this post, eventually to work for the Presbyterians, that has resulted in another David Harris moving in to fill the void.
This is why people are even able to entertain the attitude that manual labor for low pay is a moral evil to be abhorred.
Not every slave was interested in leaving the plantation, even if they abhorred slavery.
But rather like Marshall McLuhan is commonly misperceived as celebrating a media-drenched culture which, in fact, he abhorred and warned us against, so Orwell is often regarded by those who haven't bothered reading him as a cross between Machiavelli and Stephen King; as some dour fantasist who took perverse delight in imagining the horrors of tyrannical states.
One Asian journalist wondered if Yao abhorred the sessions, and he didn't deny that and responded simply that the interviews were part of the job.