Example sentences for: abhorred

How can you use “abhorred” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Utah was not allowed to enter the Union until long after it had achieved the minimum requirements for statehood (1896) because Americans at the time abhorred the Mormon practice of polygamy (called plural marriage in Latter-day English).

  • Thus, when a family-planning expert was interviewed on CBS's 60 Minutes and said, The [Clinton] White House is so abhorred by the anti-abortionist lobby..., even though abhorrence may indeed have been the sentiment of anti-abortion lobbyists, the context made clear to some listeners that intimidate had been meant.

  • They abhorred the doctrine of natural rights because, in their time, that doctrine was construed to cover not the right to "self-expression" but the "right to property."

  • But the question of his real feeling toward Jews is shadowed by Berthold Stauffenberg's testimony at his treason trial in 1944, to the effect that the brothers subscribed generally to the Nazi "racial principle" and abhorred only the violence of its application.

  • Sometime later VP shortened the term by 250%, but by 1949 veep , although abhorred by many, was applied affectionately to Alben Barclay and became part of the written and spoken vocabulary.


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