Thereafter Kemble gave readings of Shakespeare across the country, attracting the likes of the dissenting minister who told him that ‘though I abominate the stage yet I am a patron of Shakespeare in my social hours’.
It is always difficult for passionate moral minorities to operate in plural cultures because they have to learn to live alongside practices which they abominate .
Poets in this tradition are less likely to abominate the larger society than to ignore it altogether and to concentrate on a narrow range of personal and domestic subjects.
Sometimes, I abominate feminism, for it discloses to me that what surrounds me is wrong, and it increases my expectations for a better society.
Could it be that when Silone wrote to Bellone in 1931 about ‘the evil I have done’, he meant the evil of communism whose servant he had been and which he had come to abominate ?
Cohen pointed out, quite rightly, that ‘there were 20 million reasons’ (the number of people killed by Stalin) to abominate the name of Stalin beyond all others.
And he disappears amidst the unstoppable mob heading to classrooms, he is now gone and now I'm gone too, taking a class I now abominate .
In fact, contact with many of them has taught me that it is possible to abominate the crime without always abominating the criminal.
The extreme abominator was saying that he had a Lenin beard.
Football, on the other hand, takes working-class people and drops them into enormous tubs of money, interviews them constantly and then abominates their lack of taste and inarticulacy.