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
Like many establishment Republicans, Juleanna Glover loathes what Donald Trump is doing to her party.
The other is an alliance led by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, whose governments all loathe the Brothers and proclaim themselves as moderate Sunnis particularly hostile to the Shia version of Islam promoted by Iran.
Cuonzo, two years younger, loathed how that man abused their mom, tried shielding her, yet often felt great kindness from him.
The cut is a little retro and very polarizing—you either love or loathe a baby bang.
All things must come to an end, and love it or loathe it, hit show The Big Bang Theory is one of those things.
The tax plan is expected to give the U.S. economy a short-term boost that may strengthen the dollar, making exports more expensive and widening Trump’s loathed trade deficit.
With Donald Trump loathed by 96% of Northam voters, the Democratic calculation has been that in an off-year all the party needed for victory was to tie Mr. Gillespie to Mr. Trump and make the campaign about the President.
In other pending en banc cases: The circuit court for the District of Columbia will decide on a constitutional attack on the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency launched by Obama and loathed by many Republicans.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of loathe
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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
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