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Abhorring

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Abho'rring. The object of abhorrence. This seems not to be the proper use of the participial noun.

And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched, and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. Isaiah, lxvi. 44.

Sources: The Bible - Isaiah (16)

Attributes: Participial Noun (1)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Abhorring." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 24, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=379.


  1. Johnson records the verse as “Isaiah 66:44” when it should be “Isaiah 66:24.”

  2. atrejub on November 22nd, 2010 at 2:34 pm

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