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loathe

verb abhor, be repulsed by, detest, dislike, dislike intensely, harbor hostility toward, harbor ill will tooard, hate, have a strong distaste toward, have animus tooard, have antagonism toward, have antipathy toward, have aversion to, have enmity toward, have ill feeling tooard, have malevolence toward, possess hostility toward
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If I had gone for love o' you, if I had ever sincerely loved you, if I loved you still, I should not so loathe and hate myself for my weakness as I do now
Just then I was absorbed in them only as a medium of escape, and so, as my gaze ran quickly, time and again, over their vast expanse in search of some cranny or crevice, I came suddenly to loathe them as the prisoner must loathe the cruel and impregnable walls of his dungeon.
In an instant I was engaged with both, and though I loathe the very name of thern, I must in all fairness admit that they are mighty swordsmen; and these two were no exception, unless it were that they were even more skilled and fearless than the average among their race.
Give me the wretch who has beaten men to death before my eyes; there's something great about a monster like that, there's something to loathe.
Won't it mean anything to you to know that people loathe and despise you?
He began to loathe his lodgings and the long solitary evenings he spent in them.
I should loathe the man to whom I sold myself without love, whomsoever he might be.
Rostov in his cadet uniform, with a jerk to his horse, rode up to the porch, swung his leg over the saddle with a supple youthful movement, stood for a moment in the stirrup as if loathe to part from his horse, and at last sprang down and called to his orderly.
I worship you, but I loathe marriage, I hate its smugness, its safety, its compromise, and the thought of you interfering in my work, hindering me; what would you answer?
There was no place in the world for him, and even should he again find Virginia Maxon, he had von Horn's word for it that she would shrink from him and loathe him even more than another.
Then it were better that I die than do your bidding, for all Englishmen are pigs and I loathe them as becomes a gentleman of France.
Finally he came to loathe himself for permitting his own selfish sorrow and jealousy to stand between Jane Porter and safety.