Example sentences for: abhorrent

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

  • Much later, during the progressive first quarter of this century, pierced ears for women became utterly unfashionable, a sign of Victorian bondage as abhorrent as whalebone corsets and the double marital bed.

  • The figure is false, the source of the figure is a wacko, and Bennett's conclusion that homosexuality should be discouraged is abhorrent.

  • During the first years of Nazi anti-Semitic incitement [says Bankier], most Germans ("large sectors," "the bulk," "sizable parts") found "the form of persecution abhorrent," expressed "misgivings about the brutal methods employed," "remained on the sidelines," "severely condemned the persecution," etc.

  • "Because Miss Boulaye happens to be black, the reporter assumed she was obsessed with a racist political system," commented the Telegraph . "And since she is a Tory, the paper assumed she supported what, it conceded yesterday, was 'abhorrent to her.

  • Other critics contend "turning even a small corner of this century's central horror into feel-good popular entertainment is abhorrent" (Richard Schickel, Time ). (Read Abraham Foxman's New York Times op-ed piece, "The Holocaust Meets Popular Culture," which defends the film.


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