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Word: antipathy

Definition: aversion; dislike or opposition


Sentences Containing 'antipathy'

According to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the CIA reported that "al-Qaida, including Bin Ladin personally, and Saddam were leery of close cooperation," but that the "mutual antipathy of the two would not prevent tactical, limited cooperation."
He reacted strongly against the bloodshed and thievery scenes in "Moartea unei republici", calling them "enormities" and "slanted falsities", concluding: "The critic reads the book without emotion and finds in it the spiritual expression of an old people, greatly gifted but with some of its faculties blunted, the regular reader cannot escape a legitimate feeling of antipathy."
In gratitude to the captain, I sometimes sat with him, at his earnest request, and strove to conceal my antipathy against human kind, although it often broke out; which he suffered to pass without observation.
Jensen also voiced a rather basic antipathy towards Oslo's immigrant population: in relation to a TV interview with a man referred to as a "Norwegian eyewitness" – a person of Arab origin who had the windows of his restaurant blown to pieces by the blast – a Gates of Vienna reader sarcastically said to Jensen that he did not know Norwegians looked so much like Arabs.
Mulcahy had successfully cast aside the Cosgrave legacy of antipathy to constituency work, travelling the country on an autocycle and succeeding in bringing some new blood into the party.
So that, supposing us to have the gift of reason, he could not see how it were possible to cure that natural antipathy, which every creature discovered against us; nor consequently how we could tame and render them serviceable.
The ancient Egyptians had a superstitious antipathy to the sea; a superstition nearly of the same kind prevails among the Indians; and the Chinese have never excelled in foreign commerce.
Then Peter Huszti without tender called by the minister, who resigned from the professional, broad antipathy quickly.
There is an antipathy between us--' 'An old one, I believe?'
These were the first substantive signs of the group's emerging disunity and antipathy.
They often express an antipathy toward human beings that borders on racism.
This further aggravated the underlying mistrust and antipathy experienced within the band.
Though cherishing a strong antipathy to the received ecclesiastical formulas, Irving's great aim was to revive the antique style of thought and sentiment which had hardened into these formulas, and by this means to supplant the new influences, the accidental and temporary moral shortcomings of which he detected with instinctive certainty, but whose profound and real tendencies were utterly beyond the reach of his conjecture.
Though I don't know that it's much of a peculiarity, either; for he has been ill-used enough, by some that bear it, to have a mortal antipathy for it, Heaven knows.
Upon the whole, I never beheld, in all my travels, so disagreeable an animal, or one against which I naturally conceived so strong an antipathy.
We know now, the natural antipathy you strove against, and conquered, for her dear sake.
With his enemies encircling him, Cromwell pleads with Anne of Cleves to submit herself to her husband but she is powerless to deflect King Henry's antipathy towards her.
Yet he has not yet approved the Keystone XL pipeline because of domestic environmental concerns over water quality as well as the general antipathy of the environmental movement to pipeline building, and the production practices in the source (the Athabasca Oil Sands).
``But I hope you will not carry your antipathy so far as to deprive me of the pleasure of your company, sir,''said Monte Cristo.

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