- abominable snowman,
Origin of abomination
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American sanctions on Russia, he said, were an “abomination of hypocrisy.”Meet The Putin-Loving Congressman Who’s Worried About Fluoride In Our Drinking Water|James Kirchick|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everyone who loves India should mourn this abomination called Telangana.
Was this a deliberate attempt to soften his constantly repeated refrain that Obamacare is an abomination?
Their sins are unforgivable, and their disregard of the children is an abomination.Penn State and Catholic Church Child Sex-Abuse Trials Divide Penn. Public|Marci A. Hamilton|May 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All of this is an abomination not merely as a matter of principle, but even in purely practical terms.
I don't see why you should speak as if I were urging some abomination.The Outcry|Henry James
The number of the theatres increased, and a succession of writers of the "New School" filled the theatres with abomination.
The belief in immortality, also prevalent, though less general, was to them an abomination.The Lords of the Ghostland|Edgar Saltus
I suppose you don't know what an abomination of selfishness you are.A Tar-Heel Baron|Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
To think of her in any other light would be an abomination to him.The Landleaguers|Anthony Trollope
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]