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tr.v. de·test·ed, de·test·ing, de·tests
To dislike intensely; abhor.

[French détester, from Latin dētestārī, to curse : dē-, de- + testārī, to invoke (from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots).]

de·test′er n.
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We give the fact as it occurs in Bannatyne's Journal, only premising that the Journalist held his master's opinions, both with respect to the Earl of Cassilis as an opposer of the king's party, and as being a detester of the practice of granting church revenues to titulars, instead of their being devoted to pious uses, such as the support of the clergy, expense of schools, and the relief of the national poor.
L'artiste n'envahit pas l'espace intime des gens, il expose ses idees sur la place publique et libre a chacun de regarder ou de detourner les yeux, d'apprecier ou de detester, de partager ou de snober.
This new-born detester of antiquated privilege sent his own children to private schools, mythologised Britain as a country of "long shadows on county cricket grounds, warm beer, green suburbs, and old maids cycling through the morning mist," and ensured that his fifth cabinet ( five years after arriving at Number 10) was made up of 70% privatelyeducated ministers.
Il invite a respecter, aimer et aider tout le monde meme les gens qui ne sont pas musulmans, car tout le monde pouvait etre a la place de tout le monde, et qu'il ne faut surtout pas detester quelqu'un en sa personne mais detester plutot ses gestes et ses actes.
tout bon Francois & Catholique doit detester & abhorrer [aller contre la Loi salique, car cela est] directement contraire a la parole de Dieu, aux saincts Decrets, Concile & libertez de l'Eglise Gallicane : & [.