So over the years, the saga of James Gatz has been appropriated by the victors into a celebration of the very excess it abhorred.
As he wrote, “When I took command of the army, I abhorred the idea of independence.”
But unlike his father, who abhorred politics, Baraka has spent most of his life in the political realm.
Though the president disliked the KKK and abhorred lynching, he took no effective steps to counter these horrors.
He required others to open doors for him because he so abhorred touching the knobs or other metal objects.
On several overhanging limbs crouched wildcats and a couple of lynxes, afraid to take to the water, which they abhorred.
And the soul of Hylas, like Nature herself, abhorred a vacuum!
He was an eminently human-hearted man, who abhorred all kinds of cant and seeming.
No, I said to myself, he shall not inherit the curse of my abhorred existence.
Foul language on part of boy or man was something he abhorred, and Hoover had been reported more than once.