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Anna Karenina
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  • She had called him "Stiva," and he glanced at her with gratitude, and moved to take her hand, but she drew back from him with aversion.
  • She drew back from him with aversion, and without looking in his face answered: "No, no, let me be, I’ll stay."
  • "Divorce," Alexey Alexandrovitch interrupted, in a tone of aversion.
  • Even the memories, the impressions, the thoughts of this body awakened in him now the same aversion as the body itself.
  • With a child’s keen instinct for every manifestation of feeling, he saw distinctly that his father, his governess, his nurse,—all did not merely dislike Vronsky, but looked on him with horror and aversion, though they never said anything about him, while his mother looked on him as her greatest friend.
  • When she saw once more those composed gestures, heard that shrill, childish, and sarcastic voice, her aversion for him extinguished her pity for him, and she felt only afraid, but at all costs she wanted to make clear her position.
  • Seeing his hat on the rack, she shuddered with aversion.
  • And by that desire I rouse aversion in him, and he rouses fury in me, and it cannot be different.
  • As she sat on the star-shaped sofa waiting for the train, she gazed with aversion at the people coming and going (they were all hateful to her), and thought how she would arrive at the station, would write him a note, and what she would write to him, and how he was at this moment complaining to his mother of his position, not understanding her sufferings, and how she would go into the room, and what she would say to him.

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  • Our older staff tend to have an aversion to change.
  • Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
    Samuel Johnson

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