Oh, my child,' he would say (he loved to talk to me and seemed to forget my tender years), 'Oh, my child, I am ready to kiss Alexander's feet, but I hate and abominate
the King of Prussia and the Austrian Emperor, and--and--but you know nothing of politics, my child.
It had occurred in the course of learning the nature of white men and of learning to abominate
I lived in an infernal mess of rust, filings, nuts, bolts, spanners, hammers, ratchet-drills--things I abominate
, because I don't get on with them.
Now can we be right in praising and admiring another who is doing that which any one of us would abominate
and be ashamed of in his own person?
If there is a word in the dictionary under any letter from A to Z that I abominate
, it is energy.
The whole intention is to portray me as someone who abominates
alcohol and swearing, and he is constantly compared favourably with the drunken, foul-mouthed men with whom he comes into contact, among them the soldiers he encounters during his brief service in the armed constabulary who, under the influence of 'the drink habit', 'were transformed into raving maniacs or sordid brutes'.
In the same vein, a man (or woman) may be described as onye aru-rala: literally, one who pollutes or abominates
He is proud of his resistance against Russian invasion, but abominates
inter-Afghan rivalries between iihadi parties.
A true lover of literature should be in one way like an honest examiner, who is prepared to give the highest marks to the telling, felicitous and well-documented exposition of views he dissents from or even abominates