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1. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts. The persons most abhorrent from blood and treason. (Burke) The arts of pleasure in despotic courts i spurn abhorrent. (Clover)

2. Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; followed by to. Injudicious profanation, so abhorrent to our stricter principles.

3. Detestable. Pride, abhorrent as it is.

Origin: L. Abhorens, -rentis, p. Pr. Of abhorrere.

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... understand is:- What is it about this so obvious manifestation of evidence of some force operating beyond physics and chemistry, that you find so abhorrent to come to terms with. Whatever this life force is, science is simply unable to explain, and yet not only do you seem to refuse to acknowledge ...

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by scottie
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:07 pm
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The Fiber Disease

... but. Skin lesions black as the namesake coal, Pale in comparison to the inhaled disease. Finely milled, known simply as Ames strain Artificial and abhorrent agents of terror. "Alpha" bacteria, Germs of the germ theory. Origin of the famous postulates, Crafty bugs made cruel by man. Brought ...

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Re: cannibalism

... context. Certainly, most humans do not view cannibalism as acceptable, and particularly find the eating of one's own young or of young in general, abhorrent. This is a human perspective that comes with our ability to think, and with our cultural values. In some human cultures, cannibalism was apparent ...

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by kiekyon
Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:50 am
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Topic: cannibalism
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