verb (used with object), ab·horred, ab·hor·ring.
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OTHER WORDS FROM abhorab·hor·rer, nounsu·per·ab·hor, verb (used with object), su·per·ab·horred, su·per·ab·hor·ring.un·ab·horred, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for abhor
The science of air crash investigation – and it is a very mature science – abhors mystery.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?|Clive Irving|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Barneys spokesman says the store abhors racial discrimination in any form and had nothing to do with the stops.What’s Got Jay Z Tongue-Tied? The Barneys Racial Profiling Scandal|Michael Daly|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bauer is aware that current momentum is pointing towards the one-state solution, an outcome he abhors.
Power abhors a vacuum, as he sees things, and unless one holds onto it, someone else will grab it.Obama’s Second-Term Surprise: Politics Not As Usual|James Warren|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Small said the State Department abhors the violence attributed to Boko Haram.Nigeria’s Most Sadistic Killers: Why Is Boko Haram Not Designated a Terrorist Group?|Eli Lake|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If she loves this man, her love can be more deadly to the choice of her heart than her hate to one she abhors.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
Blessed nature, healthy, temperate nature, abhors and exterminates excess.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
Though, of course, there is the possibility that literature is a morbid secretion, and abhors health!The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Her sins present themselves in array before her mind, and she "abhors herself, and repents in dust and ashes."Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II|Francis Augustus Cox
I know a certain ardent feminist, who is all for late marriage for women, and abhors my ideas on this subject.