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Cooperation is fueled by a shared antipathy toward Iran.
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antipathy antipathies
Etymology:  Note that "anti" means against and "pathy" is emotion as is sympathy or empathy.
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  • Cooperation is fueled by a shared antipathy toward Iran.
  • She has an antipathy to practical concerns.
  • The only famous painter of the past for whom I have entertained an antipathy, is Raphael; yet, when I was in Rome and saw the frescos in the Vatican, I was obliged again to ask myself if my attitude was a pose, because they struck me frankly as admirable.
    Pío Baroja  --  Youth and Egolatry
  • John had not much affection for his mother and sisters, and an antipathy to me.
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • Antipathy in one nation against another disposes each more readily to offer insult and injury,
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • It was the sense of his helplessness that sharpened his antipathy.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • I see something there I rarely see—frustration, antipathy.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • In truth, his own antipathy to the veil was known to be so great, that he never willingly passed before a mirror, nor stooped to drink at a still fountain, lest, in its peaceful bosom, he should be affrighted by himself.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • The lawyer and novelist Louis Auchincloss, who very much belongs to the old WASP-y white-shoe legal establishment in New York, has a scene in his book The Scarlet Letters that perfectly captures the antipathy the downtown firms felt toward takeover law.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • No contraries hold more antipathy Than I and such a knave.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear

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  • ( The missionary who provided me with this remarkable data was convinced that the wolfish antipathy toward pregnant flesh encouraged a high birthrate among the Eskimos and a consequent lamentable concern with reproductive rather than spiritual matters.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • It made sense of everything, after all—Mrs. Traynor’s anxiety that I shouldn’t leave Will alone for very long, his antipathy to having me there, the fact that for large stretches of time I didn’t feel like I was doing anything useful at all.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Wanda could scarcely be expected to know of the antipathy—call it indifference—which Sophie harbored toward husband and father, dead in their graves these past three years at Sachsenhausen; nonetheless, what she had said comprised a telling point of sorts, and Sophie detected in Wanda a consequent moderation of tone.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Edgar must shake off his antipathy, and tolerate him, at least.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He behaved very well in the regiment but was not liked; Rostov especially detested him and was unable to overcome or conceal his groundless antipathy to the man.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "But I hope you will not carry your antipathy so far as to deprive me of the pleasure of your company, sir," said Monte Cristo.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Ever since the fatal night, the end of my labours, and the beginning of my misfortunes, I had conceived a violent antipathy even to the name of natural philosophy.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He rated him as a first-class hand; and yet he felt a secret dislike to him,—the native antipathy of bad to good.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • John had not much affection for his mother and sisters, and an antipathy to me.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Besides, there was his old antipathy to being touched.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Upon the whole, I never beheld, in all my travels, so disagreeable an animal, or one against which I naturally conceived so strong an antipathy.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • This was, that the Dodger, and Charley Bates, and Fagin, and Mr. William Sikes, happened, one and all, to entertain a violent and deeply-rooted antipathy to going near a police-office on any ground or pretext whatever.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • His gestures, his gait, his grizzled beard, his slightest and most indifferent acts, the very fashion of his garments, were odious in the clergyman’s sight; a token implicitly to be relied on of a deeper antipathy in the breast of the latter than he was willing to acknowledge to himself.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Rosemary, forming a vague antipathy to her and her companions, turned away.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The queen will only be the more grateful to you, as she knows your antipathy for that amusement; besides, it will be an opportunity for her to wear those beautiful diamonds which you gave her recently on her birthday and with which she has since had no occasion to adorn herself.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Though I don’t know that it’s much of a peculiarity, either; for he has been ill-used enough, by some that bear it, to have a mortal antipathy for it, Heaven knows.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Then, too, he had read several books and made the acquaintance of several great misanthropes of the ages, whose spiritual company soothed him and provided him with yardsticks for measuring his whims, his yearnings, and his antipathies.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Now envy and antipathy, passions irreconcilable in reason, nevertheless in fact may spring conjoined like Chang and Eng in one birth.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • His antipathy for Randy was more deeply rooted than if he had been a bankrupt.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • She told her who the owner was and attempted to explain the reasons for her antipathy, although she did not say a word about his courting her.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • We know now, the natural antipathy you strove against, and conquered, for her dear sake.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • —Burns Heyward and his female companions witnessed this mysterious movement with secret uneasiness; for, though the conduct of the white man had hitherto been above reproach, his rude equipments, blunt address, and strong antipathies, together with the character of his silent associates, were all causes for exciting distrust in minds that had been so recently alarmed by Indian treachery.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The three of them, husband, wife, and visitor, ravenously consume the meat loaf, potatoes, and vegetables, and in the course of that experience our narrator finds his antipathy toward the blind man beginning to break down.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Of course, she had no understanding of what put it into her head, but, nevertheless, it aroused in her the first shade of real antipathy to him.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • When it was fine they wheeled her arm-chair to the window that overlooked the square, for she now had an antipathy to the garden, and the blinds on that side were always down.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The royal policy had long been to weaken, by every means, legal or illegal, the strength of a part of the population which was justly considered as nourishing the most inveterate antipathy to their victor.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • His sense of right had surmounted and would continue to surmount anything that might be called antipathy.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Marius, in addition to his motives of political antipathy, was convinced that his father, the slasher, as M. Gillenormand called him on his amiable days, did not love him; this was evident, since he had abandoned him to others.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Thus began Outrage from lifeless things; but Discord first, Daughter of Sin, among the irrational Death introduced, through fierce antipathy: Beast now with beast ’gan war, and fowl with fowl, And fish with fish; to graze the herb all leaving, Devoured each other; nor stood much in awe Of Man, but fled him; or, with countenance grim, Glared on him passing.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • He was a cold, spiteful and sarcastic man, liable to violent antipathies.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Of course, his lordship and his colleagues were concerned to brief each other as accurately as possible on each one of the expected participants; but overwhelmingly, their concerns centred one single figure - that of M. Dupont, the French gentleman - and on his likely sympathies and antipathies.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • It’s an antipathy of nature—if I can call it that when it’s all on his side.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The habitual scowl of her brow was undeniably too fierce, at this moment, to pass itself off on the innocent score of near-sightedness; and it was bent on Judge Pyncheon in a way that seemed to confound, if not alarm him, so inadequately had he estimated the moral force of a deeply grounded antipathy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Then the director went back to the possibles; there was an army man he had not considered because of his well-known antipathy to the CIA.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Giving herself these feminine cares in the brightness of her suite in the soft-blown-open summer beauty, she was not satisfied without social digging and the toil of grievances and antipathies.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Hurry had all the prejudices and antipathies of a white hunter, who generally regards the Indian as a sort of natural competitor, and not unfrequently as a natural enemy.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Their natural antipathy of temperament made resentment an easy passage to hatred, and in Philip the transition seemed to have begun; there was no malignity in his disposition, but there was a susceptibility that made him peculiarly liable to a strong sense of repulsion.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • She was able to delude herself for a moment into believing that she was indeed amusing herself in the way in which, with so unnatural an accomplice, a girl might amuse herself who really did experience that savage antipathy towards her father’s memory.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • But I am not really Mrs. Richard Phillotson, but a woman tossed about, all alone, with aberrant passions, and unaccountable antipathies….
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • We can never establish with certainty what part of our relations with others is the result of our emotionslove, antipathy, charity, or maliceand what part is predetermined by the constant power play among individuals.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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