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abhor (2 term of canon law = Latin ‘detestor’)
1. to horrify, disgust Ham. V. i. 205 (Ff) “how abhorred my imagination is,” Oth. IV. ii. 162 “It does me.”
2. to protest against H8 II. iv. 79 “I utterly abhor, yea . . . Refuse you for my judge” ; cf. Err. III. ii. 165.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (2):
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 3.2
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