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Word: antipathy

Definition: aversion; dislike or opposition


Sentences Containing 'antipathy'

We know now, the natural antipathy you strove against, and conquered, for her dear sake.
``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.
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.
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.
There is an antipathy between us--' 'An old one, I believe?'
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.
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.
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.

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