What's the difference between abominably and detestably?
(adv.) In an abominable manner; very odiously; detestably.
(1) One goat anesthetized with thiamylal sodium, xylazine, and halothane for repair of an abominal hernia, and 7 of 29 goats similarly anesthetized for an experiment unrelated to considerations of anesthesia, developed signs of hepatic failure within 24 hours of anesthesia.
(2) Conservative evangelicals often quote a verse in Leviticus which describes sexual relations between men as an “abomination”.
(3) It's necessary to outline the succession of injustices that Watson has suffered, the abominable luck and ongoing battles, to begin to appreciate his near total absence of rancour.
(4) We are going to mourn our dead ... but tomorrow, we will kiss each other like the abominable perverts we are,” journalist Luc Vaillant said in a column published in the left-wing newspaper Libération.
(5) As abominable as the crimes in Cologne and other cities were, one thing remains clear: there is no justification for blanket agitation against foreigners,” justice minister Heiko Maas said, adding that some people “appear just to have been waiting for the events of Cologne.” On Monday, a regional parliamentary commission in North-Rhine Westphalia, where Cologne is the largest city, will question police and others about the events on New Year’s Eve.
(6) The detention facility itself is a human rights abomination, but it’s not just the physical center that is a problem – it is the spirit it embodies.
(7) Jules's passing made Edmond "curse and abominate literature" to such an extent that, after describing with clinical precision and agonising detail the gradual collapse of his brother's physical and mental capacities, he decided to abandon the Journal.
(8) An exchange of emails released on Monday by the US State Department shows that Clinton was lobbied in May 2009 by a close friend, Brian Greenspun, to take action after a senior figure in the US Jewish community accused the film festival of “inherent antisemitism” and an “abomination”.
(9) He describes slavery as an "abominable exercise" but says that time, and history, make seeking any compensation for its legacy hopelessly impractical.
(10) Democrats failed on Wednesday to block Republican attempts to cut billions of dollars in food assistance to poor American families, having earlier denounced the plans as an "abomination" and "immoral".
(11) Sarah Jackson, deputy regional director of Amnesty International, said: "Even though Uganda's abominable anti-homosexuality act was scrapped on the basis of a technicality, it is a significant victory for Ugandan activists who have campaigned against this law.
(12) Others, though, recall abominable experiences and compare the inhumanity of the old NHS with the compassionate, personalised and technically excellent care they received in recent times.
(13) They will become the consultants and NHS leaders of the future, and will be unlikely to acquiesce so easily to myriad abominations imposed by politicians for the sheer fun of re-disorganising the service from the top.
(14) This abominable and filthy practice of sodomy has resulted in the great continent of Africa being riddled with Aids,” he said.
(15) The attitude expressed in Leviticus, that it was an abomination, was the order of the day."
(16) This was an absolutely abominable attack, it’s completely unacceptable,” she told reporters on Monday as she departed for a three-day trip to Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
(17) He added: “One of the great ironies is that Kim Davis’s Pentecostal faith has historically viewed Catholicism as an idolatrous abomination of Christianity.
(18) I remember they [legislators] described us as ‘an abomination to God,’” said Harmon.
(19) In the meantime, he remains incarcerated in Scheveningen prison, in a suburb of The Hague He has described the cooking in Dutch jail as an "abomination".
(20) The more abominably the villains behave, the more admirable they are; there is equal pleasure in the story's joie de vivre and, indeed, its joie de mourir.
(adv.) In a detestable manner.
(1) Though no doubt he reviles Goldsmith’s racism, he doesn’t detest it quite enough to lend a hand to oust him.
(2) There is also Mario Draghi at the ECB, rambling on about quantitative easing , a policy that Berlin detests.
(3) Blackburn Rovers must be growing to detest the site of London.
(4) It may be “just a local vote”, political analyst Madani Cheurfa told the Observer , “but everything depends on how the Front National reacts and if Marine Le Pen manages to get the FN to speak with one voice.” Will Le Pen, head of the FN, be forced to echo the rivals she detests to show a united front against terrorism, as she did after the Charlie Hebdo killings in January?
(5) It featured – and then featured the end of – a new character, Uncle Steve, and banter between Rick (Roiland) and his detested son-in-law Jerry (Chris Parnell).
(6) Gay people have been pointlessly reminded, not that homophobia is unacceptable, but that there exist organised groups that detest them.
(7) But it's fair to say a fondness for sniping games marks me out as a coward who'd rather take potshots from a distance than actually climb down from the tree and enter the fray like a man, a theory backed up by the fact that while I love sniping, I detest "stealth games" (because it's scary when you get caught) and "boss fights" where you have to battle some gargantuan show-off 10 times your height who keeps knocking you on your arse with his tail.
(8) The injustice of the voting system demands people vote against their most detested option more determinedly than for their preferred party – until we get electoral reform.
(9) "Most journalists detest them, so they don't write about them seriously," Orrenius says.
(10) I didn’t know who all of these groups were and I detest any kind of hate group,” the Louisiana congressman told the Times-Picayune newspaper.
(11) "Dislike" is, in fact, far too mild: there's a depth of contempt, a cold ferocity of detestation, that can shock.
(12) Those who leave the left are often those who end up detesting it more: becoming a convert often means being more zealous than existing believers.
(13) They’ve got an agenda to pursue – against the very department they’re in.” Cash earmarked to help people in poor countries will instead be offered to middle-income giants like India and China As much as Patel and Oxley detest the aid-spending target, I cannot see them junking it – not when it was in the Tories’ last election manifesto.
(14) I accept fully that those opposed to this course of action share my detestation of Saddam.
(15) There was a culture of misogyny in some quarters, too, which I detested.
(16) We like everyone to be the same and if they are different we detest them," Delsol said.
(17) He detested Downside, the Benedictine public school, quaintly claiming that the headmaster had "set himself up in opposition to me".
(18) In 2005, he received his country’s highest civilian honour, the presidential medal of freedom, from George W Bush, an incumbent whose views he must have detested.
(19) Maliki, referencing the killing of a prominent cleric in Iraq in 1980, said Iraqis “strongly condemn these detestable sectarian practices and affirm that the crime of executing Sheikh al-Nimr will topple the Saudi regime as the crime of executing the martyr al-Sadr did to Saddam Hussein”.
(20) On 16 August 2007, Ridley rang an agent of the detested state to explore the possibility of a bailout.