Sentence Examples with the word odious

The new king's Sadducean proclivities rendered him odious to the populace, which rose in revolt, but only to bring upon itself a savage revenge.

One of the worst forms taken by this ill-will was the oft-revived myth of ritual murder, and later on when the Black Death devastated Europe (1348-1349) the Jews were the victims of an odious charge of well-poisoning.

With that odious chore behind him, Dean began to formalize his notes on yesterday's interviews.

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He showed great hostility to the Puritan sabbath and supported the reissue of the Book of Sports, especially odious to that party, and severely reprimanded Chief Justice Richardson for his interference with the Somerset wakes.

His theory of the state, despite Grotius and Jurieu, rejected as odious and even impious the notion of any popular rights, anterior and superior to his own.

Mary was odious to her Protestant subjects, Elizabeth to those of the unreformed religion, and both these queens succeeded to the crown in times of general sadness; but the youthful Queen Victoria had no enemies except a few Chartists, and the land was peaceful and prosperous when she began toreign over it.

At Palermo the Sicilians struggled hard to establish a republic in place of the odious government of an alien dynasty.

The production of qualities which would have suited many purposes of consumption was prohibited, and the odious supervision which became necessary involved great waste of time and a stereotyped regularity which resisted all improvements.

They might not be so personally odious as the favorites of Edward II.

So odious was it that parliament in 1815, when the war came to an end, ordered the destruction of the documents relating to it.