Abominableness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abominableness The quality or state of being abominable; odiousness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abominableness The quality or state of being abominable, detestable, or odious.
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Quotations

  • Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
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    “There have been many definitions of beauty in art. What is it? Beauty is what the untrained eyes consider abominable.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “They are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.”
  • Eric Hoffer
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    “A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.”
  • Andre Gide
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    “The abominable effort to take one's sins with one to paradise.”
  • Aldous Huxley
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    “Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.”

Usage

In literature:

It is abominably cold.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
It's the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
He has been made the victim of an abominable outrage, and will spare no effort, no means, no money to recover his own.
"The Passenger from Calais" by Arthur Griffiths
There they were now sticking out beneath the abominable gown.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
To what abominable means this spirit of bigotry resorted, the following example may serve to show.
"Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel" by Friedrich Froebel
Abominably bad for everyone concerned.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
I've treated you abominably, mainly because I didn't understand.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
There was a consciousness of being jolted about abominably in a ramshackle vehicle.
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
Neville did feel that the abomination of the man's appearance strengthened his position.
"An Eye for an Eye" by Anthony Trollope
What was she, then, to have done this abominable and traitorous thing?
"The Halo" by Bettina von Hutten
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In poetry:

Coldly they went about to raise
To life and make more dread
Abominations of old days,
That men believed were dead.
"The Outlaws" by Rudyard Kipling
From thoughts so dreadful and profane,
Corrupt discourse proceeds;
And in their impious hands are found
Abominable deeds.
"Psalm 14 part 1" by Isaac Watts
"Tell not me of skill or virtue,
Filial love or woman's beauty—
Jews are Jews, as serpents serpents,
In themselves abomination."
"Fra Pedro" by Emma Lazarus
'Tis a shame to human nature, such a head of hair as his;
In the good old time 'twas hanging for the color that it is;
Though hanging isn't bad enough and flaying would be fair
For the nameless and abominable color of his hair.
"XVIII: Oh Who Is That Young Sinner with the Handcuffs on his Wrists" by A E Housman
The merciless sun had found the slot now
To hide in, and lit for the wick of that stone lamp-bowl a sky
almost, I thought, abominably beautiful;
While our lost artist we used to admire: for now I knew him:
spoke of his passion.
"An Artist" by Robinson Jeffers
And in doing so the good man, in my opinion, was right,
Because the evils of intemperance is an abomination in God's sight;
And all those that get drunk are enemies to Him,
Likewise enemies to Christ's kingdom, which is a great sin.
"The Funeral of the Late Ex-Provost Rough, Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

My Bible calls it an abomination.
Gay student organizations forced to accept those who believe that homosexuality is an abomination.
Who thinks that Vietnam and Iraq were abominations, though not Kosovo.
They have deemed the Québecois accent an "abomination" of what they consider the most beautiful language.
Yes, Black Friday is a tradition to some and an abomination to others.
Tips for raising your genetically engineered abomination.
There will always be unscrupulous politicians who try to scapegoat our teachers and it is really an abomination that this stuff goes on.
The artifact once belonged to a human, not an abominable snow monster.
They see modern-secular Zionism as an abomination.
It doesn't make representations of black women any less abominable when they are brought to the screen by black people.
The beating death of Delfino Mora, who was merely collecting cans in an alley in West Rogers Park, is an abomination.
We dissect the major passages, includling the "abomination" lines in Leviticus.
All murder is abominable, but some crimes go beyond the realm of comprehension due to the depths of the killer's sick and twisted minds.
This is how Yandy describes the abomination on their website.
There is so much that is admirable in George Steiner's attitudes, so much in both his desiderations and his abominations to agree with, that his faults are all the more distressing.
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In science:

The work of Lemaˆıtre, like the one of his predecessor Friedmann, was still not appreciated by Einstein who found it “abominable” [1, 2].
Models of universe with a polytropic equation of state: I. The early universe
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