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
Also, Las Palmas president Miguel Angel RamIrez considers Viera integral to his side's La Liga efforts and will loathe to lose another of his star men following Mesa's switch to South Wales.
His early career was marked by the sort of gasconade many fans of the NFL had come to adore and many MLB executives and players had come to loathe.
The second service provided by the Atlantic writers is proof that the Left loathes Western civilization and therefore has become the internal enemy of Western civilization in both America and Europe.
Was the practice acceptable, as many Sunnis contended, or did one of the caliphs loathed by some Shiites introduce it as a corrupt innovation, inauthentic to Muhammad’s original example?
Pyongyang teaches its citizens that Americans are cruel, bloodthirsty creatures who loathe Koreans.
Kendrick loathes throwing live bait, so he's been targeting the fish with soft-plastics threaded on 1/4- to 3/8-ounce jigheads.
Hodgkinson, who loathed Trump and is all over Facebook hating on Republicans, walked up to congressmen on a baseball field in Virginia on Wednesday.
Like it or loathe it, The Bachelorette offers a unique way for women to find love.
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Origin and Etymology of loathe
Middle English lothen, from Old English lāthian to dislike, be hateful, from lāth
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of loathe
LOATHE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loathe for English Language Learners
: to hate (someone or something) very much
LOATHE Defined for Kids
Definition of loathe for Students
: to dislike greatly
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