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He surprised my secret, and has presumed ever since upon the claim which he has upon me, and upon his power of provoking a scandal which would be abhorrent to me.
And indeed the mere dark sound of them was utterly abhorrent to his native rectitude, sea-salted, hardened in the winds of wide horizons, open as the day.
Honeythunder, in a kind of boisterous reverie, with his platform folding of his arms, and his platform nod of abhorrent reflection after each short sentiment of a word.
A residence in Turkey was abhorrent to her; her religion and her feelings were alike averse to it.
One way is to knock her down--a method largely adopted by the brutal lower orders of the people, but utterly abhorrent to the refined and educated classes above them.
Nothing," growled from the sofa Mr Verloc, who, provoked by the abhorrent sound, had merely muttered a "Damn.
You are a magnanimous soul, but my action is abhorrent to you--alas.
AN abhorrent thief who stole a Poppy Day cash box on Remembrance Sunday was made to observe two minutes' silence before being jailed.
Budzynski told him: "I have to turn my attention to the theft of the Poppy Appeal box which was a particularly abhorrent offence and which the public will find especially offensive at this point in time.
AP) -- A student trustee is drawing criticism over Holocaust comments that a community college official called abhorrent and contrary to history.
This is an abhorrent video and HSBC would like to apologise for any offence caused.
He added: "Put simply, these offences reflect an abhorrent abuse of trust.