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Anathema

Anathema

BEING A REFLECTION ON MOST PROFOUND CHANGES ELUCIDATED IN THE NEWS OF THE DAY

n. — accursed, consigned to damnation
— the formal act of consigning to damnation
— any denunciation or call for divine wrath against impiety, heresy, etc.
— a curse or imprecation, generally
— loathsome, repugnant, in opposition to, objectionable to

fm. Latin and Greek, used ecclesiastically for an excommunicated person or [for a] thing devoted to evildoing

first published. 1526

Who read’st this this book that I have writ
And can’st not mend, but carpe at it:
By all the muses! Thou shall be anathema to it,
And me.
—Robert Herrick, Hesperides, 1648

inspiration. political science professor Jack Pitney, speaking last week on NPR about President Trump’s affect on once-reliably Republican Orange County California:

Unfortunately for the Republicans, Donald Trump has greased the chute. He’s anathema to Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, educated professionals. And that’s one of the reasons why the Republican Party is in such trouble in Orange County.

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