Sentence Examples


  • Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.
  • So ignorant are most landsmen of some of the plainest and most palpable wonders of the world, that without some hints touching the plain facts, historical and otherwise, of the fishery, they might scout at Moby Dick as a monstrous fable, or still worse and more detestable, a hideous and intolerable allegory.
  • Bickerstaffe ], who lately absconded for a detestable crime, it is asserted, has drowned himself.
  • He accused, by name, one of the local Turkish authorities of the detestable crime constantly mentioned in these depositions of the refugees.
  • Everyone who does any of these detestable things - such persons must be cut off from their people.

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