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Word: aversion

Definition: firm dislike

Sentences Containing 'aversion'

"But in spite of his aversion for the Jews, Henry did not dispense with their services.
"Kleshas" include states of mind such as anxiety, fear, anger, jealousy, desire, depression, etc. Contemporary translators use a variety of English words to translate the term "kleshas", such as: afflictions, defilements, destructive emotions, disturbing emotions, negative emotions, mind poisons, etc. In the contemporary Mahayana and Theravada Buddhist traditions, the three kleshas of ignorance, attachment, and aversion are identified as the root or source of all other kleshas.
(Ancillary material: A licensed "Inhumanoids" storybook, "Cult of the Great Protector", suggests that Metlar may also have an aversion to water: in this tale, Earth Corps' plans to lure Metlar to a cliffside which they will then blast from underfoot, dumping him into the ocean where they foresee that he will "rust away to nothing."
A young man naturally conceives an aversion to labour, when for a long time he receives no benefit from it.
Billy's initial betrayal at the hands of his closeted lover and, later, that of society in the form of committal for aversion therapy, which leads ultimately to the character's imprisonment when he kills his treating doctor in an encounter in a gay bar - Harvey offers this as a reminder to his audience of the numerous hopeless casualties of the struggle for gay rights.
But here were two acres and a half of furrows, and only a hoe for cart and two hands to draw it there being an aversion to other carts and horses and chip dirt far away.
Granard displayed the greatest aversion to the union, an opinion from which none of the inducements then so lavishly offered by the government made him swerve, and he was one of the twenty-one Irish peers who recorded their protest against the measure (see ‘Protest of the Irish House of Lords,’ Ann.
He had made a very considerable fortune in the States, and his reason for leaving them was his aversion to the negroes, and his dislike of the Republican policy in extending the franchise to them.
He said he had an aversion to Anne Robinson and he liked to think of himself as Mr Perfect. Stuart said he'd miss his wife's cooking and Indian takeaways the most while he was in the house.
He says it is composed of four faculties: The "appetitive" (the desire for, or aversion to an object of sense), the "sensitive" (the perception by the senses of corporeal substances), the "imaginative" (the faculty which retains images of sensible objects after they have been perceived, and then separates and combines them for a number of ends), and the "rational", which is the faculty of intellection.
However that is a confusion with the conditioning of simple aversion or a contrast with simple conditioned preference.
However, the innate sexual aversion (taboo against sexual attraction) between siblings forms due to close association in childhood.
In contrast to its positive effect in physical competition and dominance behavior, exposure to red decreases performance in cognitive tasks and elicits aversion in psychological tests where subjects are placed in an "achievement" context (e.g., taking an IQ test).
In that case your mother would hold me in aversion, and I do not at all wish that; on the contrary, I desire to stand high in her esteem.''
In the neocortex, thought to be the site of storage for most long-term memories, PKMζ inhibition erased associative memories for conditioned taste aversion in the insular cortex, up to 3 months after training.
Mr. Rucastle told me in private that the reason why she had left them was that she had an unreasoning aversion to her stepmother.
Muhammad's tomb was stripped of its gold and jewel ornaments, but the dome was preserved either because of an unsuccessful attempt to demolish its hardened structure, or because some time ago Ibn Abd al-Wahhab wrote that he did not wish to see the dome destroyed despite his aversion to people praying at the tomb.
Notwithstanding the aversion with which I regarded the idea of entrapping him into any disclosure he was not prepared to make voluntarily, I should have taken him up at this point, but for the strange proceedings in which I saw him engaged; whereof his putting the lemon-peel into the kettle, the sugar into the snuffer-tray, the spirit into the empty jug, and confidently attempting to pour boiling water out of a candlestick, were among the most remarkable.
So that, thinking I had seen enough, full of contempt and aversion, I got up, and pursued the beaten road, hoping it might direct me to the cabin of some Indian.
That old, double look was on me for a moment; and then his eyes darkened with a frown, as it turned, in its aversion, elsewhere.
The most insignificant trades carried on in towns have, accordingly, in some place or other, been incorporated; and even where they have never been incorporated, yet the corporation-spirit, the jealousy of strangers, the aversion to take apprentices, or to communicate the secret of their trade, generally prevail in them, and often teach them, by voluntary associations and agreements, to prevent that free competition which they cannot prohibit by bye-laws.
The particularity of "conditioned satiety" is that the time lapse between intake (and thus sensory stimulation) and the aversively conditioning after-effect is much shorter (less than 15 minutes) than that feasible for the conditioning of simple aversion to taste, odour or texture by poisoning, which can occur with a delay in postabsorptive effects of 12 or more hours.
The series is also noted for its adherence to the classical “faith-based” characterizations of monster legends and a clear aversion to any Science Fiction angles on monster mythology.
The three kleshas of ignorance, attachment and aversion are referred to as the three poisons (Skt.
This belief is in accordance with one of Douglas McGregor's philosophical views of humankind, Theory X. This theory proposes that it is a leaders role to coerce and control followers, because people have an inherent aversion for work and will abstain from it whenever possible.
This framed the discussion in terms of how academic disciplines reacted to ideas from workers from outside their field, claiming that there was an academic aversion to permitting people to cross inter-disciplinary boundaries.
This is unusual given that the Fourth Doctor has a particular and stated aversion to firearms.
This version was originally designed for Saint Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City, and McGlynn decided to remove the rats believing that people would have an aversion to them being on a sculpture in a cemetery.
Though it had long been supposed that the religious aversion to secular music inhibited instrumental folk music in New England, recent research by Barbara Lambert, focused on the Boston area, shows otherwise.
Unlike the other two sorts of stimulus-specific satiety, this phenomenon is based on classical conditioning but is distinct from conditioned taste aversion (CTA) in its dependence on internal state towards the end of a meal. Description of the phenomenon.
While there has been an aversion to potential idol worship through Islamic history, this is a distinctly modern Sunni view.
Winchester, however, presented a challenge to his colleagues' displays of irreverence because his surgical skills could match or even outshine theirs; his aristocratic manner and aversion to the puerile behavior served as the target for his fellow surgeons' barbs and jokes.
``Alas,''replied the weeping girl,``I am obliged to own that my mother in law's aversion to me arises from a very natural source her overweening love for her own child, my brother Edward.''
``How comes it that all do not retreat in aversion at sight of that flat, receding, serpent like forehead, round, vulture shaped head, and sharp hooked nose, like the beak of a buzzard?

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