Examples of loathe in a Sentence
- In fact, he was an energetic walker his whole life, but he loathed fresh-air fiends and he was rather stuck on the idea of being dissolute. —Paul Theroux, New York Times Book Review, 21 Apr. 1991
- How I loathed the look of that type on my pages! Everything I wrote seemed, in that type, arrhythmic, dull, stupid. —Joseph Epstein, The Middle of My Tether, 1983
- I loathed the job so much that I did it quickly, urgently, almost violently. —W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe, 1982
- Pushing the table from him while he spoke, as though he loathed the sight of food, he encountered the watch: the hands of which were almost upon noon. —Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, 1839
They were rivals who truly loathed each other.
I loathe having to do this.
It was a habit his wife loathed.
Recent Examples of loathe from the Web
But the discomfort of staying with her experience would have been worth trading away Dietland’s flip comedy about beauty products and fad diets, material that’s been covered by self-loathing chick lit for time immemorial.
In that particular case, though, the government may be more hindrance than help; Mr Trump loathes Mr Bezos’s Washington Post, and is apparently looking for ways to do him harm.
Liberals will forever loathe Sen. Mitch McConnell for denying Merrick Garland so much as a hearing for the vacant seat.
Few diners loathe chains more than barbecue fanatics.
Truman was known to use racist language, came from a family that loathed Lincoln and celebrated Lee, and, even in post-presidential retirement, badly missed the importance and significance of the March on Washington in 1963.
Yet nations like Israel and Saudi Arabia that loathed the deal saw the action as a sign the United States is returning to a more skeptical, less trusting approach to dealing with adversaries.
Aside from an electorate that loathes him — Clinton defeated Trump by more than 4 million votes here — California also is home to a number of Trump's fiercest political detractors.
Bild, a populist newspaper loathed by the 68er students, even noisily backed Mrs Merkel’s decision to keep Germany open to refugees in 2016.
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Loath vs. Loathe
Many usage commentators point out that the spelling of loath the adjective is distinct from loathe, the verb that means "to dislike greatly." Merriam-Webster dictionaries record loathe (along with loth) as a variant spelling for the adjective, at the same time indicating that the spelling with an e is not as common as the form without it. Both words hark back to Old English, and the e ending in each has come and gone over the centuries - but if you want to avoid the ire of those who like to keep the language tidy, stick with loath for the adjective and loathe for the verb.
have it in for;
Synonym Discussion of loathe
- hated the enemy with a passion
- detests cowards
- a crime abhorred by all
- abominates all forms of violence
- loathed the mere sight of them
LOATHE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loathe for English Language Learners
: to hate (someone or something) very much
LOATHE Defined for Kids
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