I should not have been averse to do so, but that I imagined I detected trouble, and calculation relative to the extent of the cold meat, in Mrs. Micawber’s eye.
’— that I did,’ said Mr. Wickfield, glancing helplessly and distractedly at his partner, ’that I did doubt her, and think her wanting in her duty to you; and that I did sometimes, if I must say all, feel averse to Agnes being in such a familiar relation towards her, as to see what I saw, or in my diseased theory fancied that I saw.
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averse to taking risks
I know that you are averse to doing the difficult parts of this job, but there are a lot of opportunities here.