Example sentences for: detested

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

  • loyal to my own music for fifty years though I detested snare drums and tap dancing, just as I do those singers now who hold their left fists in the air while holding the microphone

  • This scenario owes a great deal to John D. Rockefeller Sr. (1839-1937), sire of the Standard Oil monopoly, patron saint of the modern corporation and, in his time, the most detested man in the United States.

  • Though Saddam Hussein was widely detested, many Saudis are sympathetic to the anti-U.S. insurgents in Iraq, although majorities also condemn jihadist attacks in the Kingdom.

  • Within weeks, Willes had made himself one of the most detested men in journalism.

  • By 1968, that annus horribilis when Johnson cracked from the pressure of mediating an increasingly centripetal Democratic Party and Kennedy fell to an assassin's bullet, two political ideal-types had solidified: a "silent majority" who supported Johnson's war on Vietnam and voted in Richard Nixon, and a "new class" of liberal professionals and youth who supported Johnson's war on poverty but detested everything Richard Nixon represented.


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