abomination


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The light proceeding from one of these gaudy abominations is unequal broken, and painful.
Into a beastly scrap of ground which a Turk would reject as a savage abomination and a Caffre would shudder at, they bring our dear brother here departed to receive Christian burial.
A clock, in a splintered and battered oblong box of varnished wood, she suddenly regarded as an abomination.
But to many a strict Puritan, beauty was an abomination, and we are told that one of Milton's schoolmasters "was a Puritan in Essex who cut his hair short.
Lynde wouldn't go; she said horse racing was an abomination and, she being a church member, thought it her bounden duty to set a good example by staying away.
The end came in the abomination of desolation of the poor child's miserable cry for help: "Charley
Couriers and ladies'-maids, imperials and travelling carriages, are an abomination unto me; I cannot away with them.
And then, when thoroughly aroused, let society arise in its might and cast out this abomination.
Though it was faint and low, it moved me more profoundly than all that I had hitherto heard of the abominations behind the wall.
As I thought of that, I was almost moved to begin a massacre of the helpless abominations about me, but I contained myself.
But the figure which most attracted the public eye, and stirred up the deepest feeling, was the Episcopal clergyman of King's Chapel, riding haughtily among the magistrates in his priestly vestments, the fitting representatives of prelacy and persecution, the union of church and state, and all those abominations which had driven the Puritans to the wilderness.
The abominations of Paganism have given way to the pure rites of the Christian worship,--the ignorant savage has been supplanted by the refined European