Being such a private man I think this was anathema to him, to be exposed, you know, publicly in this way.
It's no wonder then, that Paul calls down God's curse, God's anathema , His ban on those behind their potential defection from Christ.
Contraception and abortion were, of course, anathema to Mother Teresa.
America's founders knew that corporate power was anathema to the public interest and the democratic will of the people, so they created a framework to run government like a government.
Given such a declaration, O'Brien might be surprised to find herself quoted in another, more recent interview saying: ‘News stories are anathema to fiction’.
Hitherto Macra's aims were strictly educational, social and cultural and involvement in economics, which had been strenuously resisted at all levels, was still an anathema to many.
He shrank from the venerable saint as if to avoid an anathema .
And the entire concept is anathema to Garbo's Hollywood heirs, most of whom break out in a rash and require vodka injections if they remain unphotographed for longer than 17 minutes.
This sort of thing has every danger of deteriorating into a wider cultural rift between outsiders and others, which is quite anathema to a place like Bangalore that thrives on its cosmopolitan character.
Facing persecution in idolatrous Mecca, in AD 622 the Prophet Muhammad pronounced an anathema on the city's leaders and took his followers to Medina.