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Word: aversion

Definition: firm dislike


Sentences Containing 'aversion'

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.
``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?
``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.''
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.''
A young man naturally conceives an aversion to labour, when for a long time he receives no benefit from it.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Rucastle told me in private that the reason why she had left them was that she had an unreasoning aversion to her stepmother.
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.

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