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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
  • I have an aversion to cities with their congestion and crowds.
  • Of the two, she has a greater aversion to risk.

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  • In short, she was at no pains to conceal her aversion to me.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Gambler
  • I have an aversion to having my picture taken.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • She had avoided Emily Brent with a kind of shuddering aversion.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • She had no aversion to housework.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • However, as time went by, I came to feel that this aversion had no real substance.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • My aversion to Adam’s shows had nothing to do with music or groupies or envy.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay

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  • she had an unreasoning aversion to her stepmother.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Others still called them Mujahideen, but, when they did, they made a face-a sneering, distasteful face-the word reeking of deep aversion
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • With my aversion to this cat, however, its partiality for myself seemed to increase.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • As lads they had an aversion to each other,
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I wasn’t feeling a sudden and unfortunate aversion to soap and water,
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Even at that time, I had not yet conquered my aversion to the dryness of a life of study.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • It’s probably just my well-documented aversion to school.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • Maybe it was a late-shift thing, this aversion to daylight in general, and morning specifically.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • "Good morning, Bloomberg dear!" she said, and kissed him fervently between the eyes. He blinked with aversion. "Good morning, old fat smelly cat."
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • a ... cheerleader with an aversion to me
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • No, actually, it’s not a phobia. It’s an "aversion," which is a word I just learned in Mr. Browne’s class.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • I thought Mom would try to get me to drop my aversion to having my picture taken for school, but she didn’t.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • And she would have praised Millicent to the skies for her tidiness, her aversion to noise and mess, her ability to sit or stand still practically forever without squirming or exclaiming.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Lies and aversions.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I might be a convicted felon, but as the daughter of teachers, I had a strong aversion to cheating on tests.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Indeed, her aversion to reading about Nuremberg had provided one of her rationalizations for not applying herself to American journalism and thus improving—or at least enlarging—an important compartment of her English.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • As little as I knew about him, I sensed his aversion to Vee as if it were concrete enough to touch.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Now, most horses like ye to talk to them, and so did that one, but he had a peculiar aversion to verra high voices; I couldna take him in the yard when there were small bairns about, because he’d get nervous at their squeaks, and start pawing and stamping.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • ) and deducing that so many mice in a two-foot section of baseboard only meant more mice (and more chewed wires) elsewhere, I wondered if despite Hobie’s aversion to mousetraps I should set out some myself My suggestion that he get a cat—though welcomed enthusiastically by Hobie and cat-loving Mrs. DeFrees — was discussed with approval but not acted upon and soon sank from view.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Despite my aversion to school and books of any kind, I feel a pull to them.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • They said that if it caught a trespasser, the div was known to overcome its aversion to adult meat.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The old aversion to lawsuits fell by the wayside.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But despite his aversion to money and conspicuous consumption, Chris’s political leanings could not be described as liberal.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "Please…don’t…" Keating’s eyes were bright with disgust; aversion goaded him on; he had to make it worse because he couldn’t stand it.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Mom’s family did not share her aversion to coal mining.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I also know they have a strong aversion to sunlight, though it won’t stop them if they’re determined.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The involuntary look of horror, fright and aversion, with which the girl regarded him, did not escape his eye.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • I asked, my voice frigid with aversion.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • So my interest in the service’s potential and my aversion to Reverend Thomas caused me to turn him off.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He conceived Nature to be a woman with a deep aversion to tragedy.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • We have an aversion to it, she said, choosing the word carefully.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • They eat their own kind (the rest of those whose ears and noses they gobbled down as appetizers) once they’re dead, after a period of aversion that lasts about one day.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • 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.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The gift of tongues, aversion to light.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Langdon’s aversion to closed spaces was by no means debilitating, but it had always frustrated him.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Eragon stared with aversion at Zar’roc.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She remembered how, when Peter was around eleven, he’d developed an aversion to buttons.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He covered with scorn, aversion, and disgust every one who had once crossed the legal threshold of evil.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "You’ll be my sister officially in ten short hours… it’s about time to get over this aversion to new clothes."
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Rostov had been out of humor from the moment he noticed the look of dissatisfaction on Boris’ face, and as always happens to those in a bad humor, it seemed to him that everyone regarded him with aversion and that he was in everybody’s way.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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