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Chris -- 2011-03-08
The non-word ‘abhorration’ shows up 1300 times. It’s sometimes a substitute for ‘aberration’- reasonably, since some aberrations are abhorrent- and sometimes seems to stand for any object of contempt. Still other writers use it as a synonym for ‘abortion.’ Examples of the substitution:
I don’t think this is some kind of momentary abhorration. I think this is the
manifestation of a deep-seated problem ...
Well “freaky” to me is the right word…..grey in a horse is a genetic abhorration! In other words a freak of nature.
The church was something of an abhorration when it comes to congregations in
Boston, a Black protestant church in a predominatly White Catholic area.
If anything, our recent removal of beer from the family is an historical abhorration. It’s just like mass-marketed beer is an historical abhorration.
Although ‘contact lens’ is an accepted term and can also be widely used or seen
now, the term is an abhorration of the original term ‘contac lens’ ...
It is a twisted ideological abhorration.
The insurgents are an abhorration of Islam.