A composite feeling, made up of disgust with the, to him, humdrum tediousness of a farmer’s life, gloomy images of her who lay in the churchyard, remorse, and a general averseness to his wife’s society, impelled him to seek a home in any place on earth save Weatherbury.
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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.