Was this a deliberate attempt to soften his constantly repeated refrain that Obamacare is an abomination?
He cleared the temple of its abomination and rededicated it to the one god of Abraham.
American sanctions on Russia, he said, were an “abomination of hypocrisy.”
All of this is an abomination not merely as a matter of principle, but even in purely practical terms.
Everyone who loves India should mourn this abomination called Telangana.
To play second fiddle to a young woman is an abomination to us all.
He thinks it an abomination to lend, sell, or give his wife.
This Minister Bach is the abomination, primarily of the Austrian lords, but also of all landowners whatever their rank.
He says women writers are an abomination on the face of the earth.
It was not he who declared the sects to be all wrong, their creeds an abomination, and the professors thereof corrupt.
early 14c., "abominable thing or action;" late 14c., "feeling of disgust, hatred, loathing," from Old French abominacion "abomination, horror, repugnance, disgust" (13c.), from Latin abominationem (nominative abominatio) "abomination," noun of action from past participle stem of abominari "shun as an ill omen," from ab- "off, away from" (see ab-) + omin-, stem of omen (see omen). Meaning intensified by folk etymology derivation from Latin ab homine "away from man," thus "beastly."
Doubtless, the life of an Irregular is hard; but the interests of the Greater Number require that it shall be hard. If a man with a triangular front and a polygonal back were allowed to exist and to propagate a still more Irregular posterity, what would become of the arts of life? Are the houses and doors and churches in Flatland to be altered in order to accommodate such monsters? [Edwin Abbot, "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions," 1885]