Abominate, to hate intensely, was used most often in the mid-1600s and tapered off.  Its derivatives “abomination” and “abominable” follow the same patterns, but have always been used with about ten times greater frequency.

  • 06.008 into those abominable tunnels to look for him,
  • 08.075 as it struggled to wind its abominable threads round

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