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
Ultimately, the fear and loathing Langhorne bred in competitors was its downfall.
Issa said, referring to a provision of the law that mandated people have insurance coverage, and was much-loathed by Republicans.
Franken, to Cruz's point, is likely to sell a few more books with his willingness to thrash Cruz given that liberals loathe the Texas Republican.
And the Republican establishment, which loathes him, eggs them on, hoping to be rid of their mad, accursed priest.
With Germany’s September elections drawing closer, Merkel has been forced to turn her attention to her own voters – most of whom loathe Trump and staunchly oppose increasing defense spending, one of his key demands.
The presence of a doctor just seems necessary — and institutions are loathe to take chances with a computer misdiagnosis when doctors do a generally adequate job.
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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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