Phrases with "execration"

I screened him from his enemies — I saved him from the ignominy of a public trial — from the execration of his countrymen. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Arthur Machen No more, that is, by way of explanation, but a great deal more by way of execration of “damned, prying busybodies. The Terror by Arthur Machen

I should earn the just execration of the reader if I continued to report such a dialogue. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

George Meredith Lord Ormont’s prolonged Ah! of execration rolled her to a bundle. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

The concert of execration was therefore unanimous: a stranger passing through the town would have been struck by the energy of public opinion. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Arthur Conan Doyle The movement was so sudden and so unexpected that there was a dead silence for a few seconds, which was broken by a general howl of hatred and execration from the peasants. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Henry Fielding Booth uttered a most dreadful execration at this sight, and the serjeant, who was now present, did the like. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Miles Franklin I sounded Mr. Hardy about him, and it was laughable to hear his execration of a real hog who would subvert society. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then a clear voice rose from the middle of it: “All very fine, but what did Gladstone—” There was a howl of execration and yells of “Turn him out!” But the voice was still audible. Crabbe’s Practice by Arthur Conan Doyle

William Godwin In short, every frightful and loathsome idea was carefully heaped up together, to render the unfortunate beings to whom the crime of witchcraft was imputed the horror and execration of their species. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

George Eliot But it was not a shout of execration — not a yell of exultant cruelty. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Whereever we bent our course, a Father’s execration pursued Gonzalvo. Poverty overtook us, and no Friend was near to relieve our wants. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

George Borrow The poor fellow set off like lightning, turning half round, however, to shake his fist, and to vent a Basque execration at the two lapurrac, as he called the alguazils. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

George Eliot Shouting, yelling, half motiveless execration rang stunningly in his ears, spreading even amongst those who had not yet seen him, and only knew there was a man to be reviled. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Walter Scott They also assert, that if an execration against a child be spoken in an evil hour, the child is carried off by the devil. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

A yell of execration followed him into the upper air. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle A yell of execration and a scream of hideous laughter burst from the vast throng, as they saw the faces of the last survivors of their enemies peering down at them from the height of the keep. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

He exhausts the Latin vocabulary of abuse to pile up every epithet of contumely and execration on the head of his adversary. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Charles Dickens Some wake up with an execration and a threat. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]