Example sentences for: anathema

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  • To understand the nature of this challenge, you need to realize that although the name of John Maynard Keynes is anathema to many conservatives, it was in fact Keynesian economics that allowed capitalism as a system--as well as belief in the efficacy of free markets--to survive the Great Depression.

  • Back in 1931, however, when Bodenheim was coming into his own as a literary maverick, New York publisher Horace Liveright issued his novel— Naked on Roller Skates . The title is a grabber, but the book itself would be anathema to feminists since it features a heroine who wishes to be beaten and degraded:

  • In the early Republic, parties were anathema, viewed as self-interested cabals whose aims conflicted with an otherwise discernible common good.

  • Yes, Russell Long, the son of Huey Long, the flamboyant populist governor of Louisiana immortalized in All the King's Men . In the 1970s, Russell Long was anathema to most liberals, who viewed him as the major roadblock in the way of a more generous welfare state.

  • The real point is that his papacy dramatically diverges from that of the past 1,650 years, and his theology is anathema to a great deal of theology that has been considered Catholic for 1,650 years.

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