execration


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Synonyms for execration

a denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury

an object of extreme dislike

Synonyms for execration

hate coupled with disgust

an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

the object of cursing or detestation

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With execrations not loud but deep I left him to live or die as he could, well satisfied that I had done my duty in attempting to save him - but forgetting how I had erred in bringing him into such a condition, and how insultingly my after-services had been offered - and sullenly prepared to meet the consequences if he should choose to say I had attempted to murder him - which I thought not unlikely, as it seemed probable he was actuated by such spiteful motives in so perseveringly refusing my assistance.
He left Chamonix as soon as he conveniently could after the descent; and as he had shown a chilly indifference about the calamity, and offered neither sympathy nor assistance to the widows and orphans, he carried with him the cordial execrations of the whole community.
Wonderful to state, the girls did their part; but Tom was in such a fury that he flew upon the table, scattered the bread and milk about the floor, struck his sisters, kicked the coals out of the coal-pan, attempted to overthrow the table and chairs, and seemed inclined to make a Douglas-larder of the whole contents of the room: but I seized upon him, and, sending Mary Ann to call her mamma, held him, in spite of kicks, blows, yells, and execrations, till Mrs.
There was no ritual consecration; on the contrary, it was an act of execration which turned Him into a curse (Galatians 3: 13; Deuteronomy 21: 22).
A magnificent male specimen of charismatic mega-fauna is shot and killed and the public erupts in howls of execration.
It has been known from very early times, and from the earliest times the tax-gatherer has been an object of public fear, hatred, and execration.
Early modern theatre has a particular affinity for performances of curses such that, as Quiring contends, "the ritual of execration might be seen as a dark precursor of theater itself" (14).
The curse itself is theatrical; it performs: "[t]he ritual of execration might be seen as a dark precursor of theater itself' (Quiring, 2014: 14).
For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely, all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a huge crowd of spectators and that they should greet me with howls of execration.
the city was mentioned again in the early Egyptian Execration texts of the 2nd millennium BCE (Posner 1940:31-34) and archaeologically, besides the impressive rampart, imports from the Lebanese coast as well as from Cyprus were found in situ mainly during the excavations directed by Moshe Dothan on the summit of the tell and in and around the early 2nd millennium city gate (Dothan 1976; Dothan and Raban 1990; Artzy and Beeri 2010; Beeri 2008).
Aside from Arcanys Gaming and RaveDota, three other Filipino teams qualified for the MPGL VI SEA: Execration (XCTN), Click 'N Search (CnS) and MSI.
The inexorable reprobation to which socialists have been subjected and their execration by the public-at-large has less to do with a willful ignorance than with a terrifyingly motivated ignorance created through the decades by the corporate media, a learned ignorance that Chomsky famously coined as "manufacturing consent.
Liberty is the Basis, and whoever would dare to sap the foundation, or overturn the Structure, under whatever specious pretexts he may attempt it, will merit the bitterest execration, and the severest punishment which can be inflicted by his injured Country.