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  • Averse to dog drool.†   (source)
  • Still looking averse to the plan, Anderson extracted his sidearm very, very slowly, gazing down at it with uncertainty.†   (source)
  • He was not averse to doing this in the middle of the city square.†   (source)
  • I felt ....averse to destroying him.†   (source)
  • I was averse to visitors.†   (source)
  • But you could see he had a sense of humor, and he was not averse to telling us we were doing okay.†   (source)
  • She was artistic, unpredictable, impulsive, and rule-averse—all qualities I dearly admired.†   (source)
  • So Swaney did what any conflict-averse public official would do when faced with two unpleasant options: he passed the buck.†   (source)
  • "Of course," she says, her tone now touched with what sounds like regret, "I had to tell the testing Officials that, unless we see a change in some of your personal relationships, we would be averse to hiring you.†   (source)
  • I wanted to make everything okay, though to be honest, I wasn't really clear on why Mia was so averse to camping in the first place—she was not a prissy chick, not by a long shot; this was a girl who liked to play midnight basketball—so I had no idea if the creature comforts would help.†   (source)
  • And yet,' Reggie said, from his kiosk, 'you are not averse to running a two-for-one Valentine's Day special on bracelets and assorted rings.†   (source)
  • Thus one new translation presents that same passage this way: "As for women you feel are averse, talk to them persuasively; then leave them alone in bed (without molesting them), and go to bed with them (when they are willing).†   (source)
  • Dunnan said yes, he would; and Shultz then said, "Do you recall being asked whether or not you were averse to capital punishment?"†   (source)
  • New England men were also averse to washing their own clothes, considering that women's work.†   (source)
  • I didn't know you were so averse to the Books," Thomas said.†   (source)
  • The thalagoya, on the other hand, will eat snails, beetles, centipedes, toads, skinks, eggs and young birds, and is not averse to garbage.†   (source)
  • I am averse to everything that disarms the government of a single weapon that might be employed for defense and security.†   (source)
  • They liked to say that they didn't care for sweets, although there was some evidence that they weren't as averse as they claimed.†   (source)
  • Firstly...I know how averse you are to using your authority with your pack, but ....†   (source)
  • Other critics are averse to treaties being the supreme laws of the land.†   (source)
  • The act of procreation would be undergone unseen, prudently veiled in white cotton — she, dutiful but properly averse, he within his rights — but need never be mentioned.†   (source)
  • Laura was averse to practising, we were told, although in the evenings we were sometimes treated to the sorrowful, off-key wailing of her flute.†   (source)
  • I could tell that he wasn't exactly averse to procrastinating our return trip, and it was hard to think about much besides his skin on mine—there really wasn't that much left of the dress.†   (source)
  • To be out of fashion is more criminal than to be seen in a state of nature, to which the Parisians are not averse.†   (source)
  • And you're averse to work, right?†   (source)
  • THE BRITISH COMMANDER, an easygoing, affable man who had never been averse to taking his pleasures when he could, was openly enjoying himself through the winter with his own elegant dinners, extended evenings at the faro table, and conspicuously in the company of a stunning young woman about whom there was much talk.†   (source)
  • Mostly, as with the chandelier, he cited impracticalities, but when he needed to he was not averse to bringing up the issue of taste.†   (source)
  • Nodding, the witness answered, "I told them under normal conditions I would probably be averse to it.†   (source)
  • There are plenty of sturdy Union patriots who are not averse to picking up money selling goods to the Confederacy.†   (source)
  • And when speeding was perfectly safe, Madeline was not averse to it.†   (source)
  • She would not have been averse to hearing either.†   (source)
  • Joachim had been averse to all amusements up here.†   (source)
  • All but White Fang was averse to friendship.†   (source)
  • And he was never averse to another encounter.†   (source)
  • Don't you think that to be so much afraid and averse is a sort of dirtiness?†   (source)
  • Averse to wasting her time, she went on sewing.†   (source)
  • It is the more strange, since we know that Turner himself was averse to the idea.†   (source)
  • Carley was not averse to withholding her ignorance.†   (source)
  • You are not averse to this trip, Watson?†   (source)
  • The mother is a lady of some station, though not averse to increasing her income.†   (source)
  • Though averse to enter into actual hostilities, the old man was, however, far from being useless.†   (source)
  • From his conversation with the old man, Levin thought he was not averse to new methods either.†   (source)
  • Now, speaking without any exaggeration, is your mother really so very much averse to this marriage?†   (source)
  • A residence in Turkey was abhorrent to her; her religion and her feelings were alike averse to it.†   (source)
  • Not that he was absolutely idle, or averse to business then; far from it.†   (source)
  • My father's age rendered him extremely averse to delay.†   (source)
  • Besides, he was not averse to begin fighting on that Rajah's account, and teach a lesson to those people who had received him with shots.†   (source)
  • Her visitor had had an accident, she said, which temporarily discoloured his face and hands, and being of a sensitive disposition, he was averse to any public notice of the fact.†   (source)
  • The chances are that she would be as averse to its being seen by Mr. Godfrey Norton, as our client is to its coming to the eyes of his princess.†   (source)
  • Despite the fact that the Griffiths were thus restrained from appearing in the east, neither Belknap nor Jephson were averse to some news of the existence, whereabouts, faith and sympathy of Clyde's most immediate relatives creeping into the newspapers, since the latter were so persistent in referring to his isolation.†   (source)
  • I told him I was very willing to be easy, and that to carry family concerns before the public was a step from which I was naturally much averse.†   (source)
  • You're not at all averse to getting involved in things that are not harmless, but then you treat them as if they were, and you think that will ingratiate you with God and man.†   (source)
  • Carley thought she would not be averse to getting Flo Hutter to New York, into an atmosphere wholly strange and difficult, and see how she met situation after situation unfamiliar to her.†   (source)
  • Otherwise, he played the role, as always, of the bothersome organ-grinder and trumpeted peace, even though he remained hardly averse to his holy, civilizing, patriotic war against Vienna—and Naphta, of course, was sure to repay such passion and weakness with sarcasm and disdain.†   (source)
  • "I cannot admire his taste," I remarked, "if it is indeed a fact that he was averse to a marriage with so charming a young lady as this Miss Turner."†   (source)
  • No, he was averse to it also.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But the captain, having some unusual reason for believing that rare good luck awaited him in those latitudes; and therefore being very averse to quit them, and the leak not being then considered at all dangerous, though, indeed, they could not find it after searching the hold as low down as was possible in rather heavy weather, the ship still continued her cruisings, the mariners working at the pumps at wide and easy intervals; but no good luck came; more days went by, and not only was the leak yet undiscovered, but it sensibly increased.†   (source)
  • He is averse to every kind of demonstration of feeling; many people even find fault with him for such firmness of character, and regard it as a proof of pride or lack of feeling, but men like him ought not to be judged by the common standard, ought they?†   (source)
  • 'I suppose, a married man,' replied Mr. Bumble, shading his eyes with his hand, and surveying the stranger, from head to foot, in evident perplexity, 'is not more averse to turning an honest penny when he can, than a single one.†   (source)
  • It was impossible to have lived with her fifteen years and not be aware that an unselfish clinging to the right, and a sincerity clear as the flower-born dew, were her main characteristics; indeed, Godfrey felt this so strongly, that his own more wavering nature, too averse to facing difficulty to be unvaryingly simple and truthful, was kept in a certain awe of this gentle wife who watched his looks with a yearning to obey them.†   (source)
  • There was a little difficulty about the money-question, as she seemed averse to being under pecuniary obligations.†   (source)
  • Hitherto, whenever there appeared the slightest call for such interference, he had never lacked advisers, nor shown himself averse to be guided by their judgment.†   (source)
  • The more he suffers, the more averse he will be to me, having made me the principal representative of the great occasion of his suffering.†   (source)
  • But the other saw the hazard of such a measure, since a single scream might bring all the warriors upon them, and he was averse to the act on considerations of humanity.†   (source)
  • Chapter VII A Day of Reckoning Mr. Tulliver was an essentially sober man,—able to take his glass and not averse to it, but never exceeding the bounds of moderation.†   (source)
  • The mere circumstance of the compact between Ralph Nickleby and Gride would not invalidate the marriage, or render Bray averse to it, who, if he did not actually know of the existence of some such understanding, doubtless suspected it.†   (source)
  • Jos, however, remained behind over the play-table; he was no gambler, but not averse to the little excitement of the sport now and then, and he had some Napoleons chinking in the embroidered pockets of his court waistcoat.†   (source)
  • Young Jasper smiled, for he was not averse to fun, and had been a little touched by Cap's superciliousness; but Mabel's fair face, light, agile form, and winning smiles, stood like a shield between her uncle and the intended experiment.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was the first time Mrs. Penniman had heard of New Orleans in this connexion; but she was averse to letting Catherine know that she was in the dark.†   (source)
  • For their readers are as much averse to investigating anything to the bottom as they can be themselves; and what is generally sought in the productions of the mind is easy pleasure and information without labor.†   (source)
  • On this ground they were both in their hearts equally averse to Mr. Bulstrode, though Dr. Minchin had never been in open hostility with him, and never differed from him without elaborate explanation to Mrs. Bulstrode, who had found that Dr. Minchin alone understood her constitution.†   (source)
  • At any rate I am suspicious of a benefit which is united to so many evils, and I am not averse to an evil which is compensated by so many benefits.†   (source)
  • Dr. Kenn, having a conscience void of offence in the matter, was still inclined to persevere,—was still averse to give way before a public sentiment that was odious and contemptible; but he was finally wrought upon by the consideration of the peculiar responsibility attached to his office, of avoiding the appearance of evil,—an "appearance" that is always dependent on the average quality of surrounding minds.†   (source)
  • "I don't care about owning it," Waterloo Sedley would say to his friends, "I am a dressy man"; and though rather uneasy if the ladies looked at him at the Government House balls, and though he blushed and turned away alarmed under their glances, it was chiefly from a dread lest they should make love to him that he avoided them, being averse to marriage altogether.†   (source)
  • I was not averse to doing this, as it served to make me and my boat a commoner incident among the water-side people there.†   (source)
  • '— 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.†   (source)
  • Servants, on their part, are not averse to regard themselves in the same light; and they sometimes identify themselves with the person of the master, so that they become an appendage to him in their own eyes as well as in his.†   (source)
  • The latter seemed to be conscious that the lateness of the hour demanded unusual exertions, and contrary to the habits of their people, who are ever averse to toil, they labored hard at the rude substitutes for oars.†   (source)
  • The spirit of the Americans is averse to general ideas; and it does not seek theoretical discoveries.†   (source)
  • They are equally averse to both these innovations; and as they are more pressingly solicited to grant the former than the latter, they accede to the election of the magistrate, and leave him independent of the judicial power.†   (source)
  • Under this impression the landowner and the tenant himself are instinctively averse to protracted terms of obligation; they are afraid of being tied up to-morrow by the contract which benefits them today.†   (source)
  • The neglect proceeded from no indifference to the memory of the deceased; for she had loved her mother, and bitterly had she found occasion to mourn her loss; but she was averse to the contemplation of death; and there had been passages in her own life since the day of that interment which increased this feeling, and rendered her, if possible, still more reluctant to approach the spot that contained the remains of one whose severe lessons of female morality and propriety had been deepened and rendered doubly impressive by remorse for her own failings.†   (source)
  • Men living at these aristocratic periods are therefore naturally induced to shape their opinions by the superior standard of a person or a class of persons, whilst they are averse to recognize the infallibility of the mass of the people.†   (source)
  • I had not been previously acquainted with the project, or I should have prevented it, being naturally averse to the assuming of state on any occasion; and I was a good deal chagrin'd at their appearance, as I could not avoid their accompanying me.†   (source)
  • Our Assembly apprehending, from some information, that he had conceived violent prejudices against them, as averse to the service, wish'd me to wait upon him, not as from them, but as postmaster-general, under the guise of proposing to settle with him the mode of conducting with most celerity and certainty the despatches between him and the governors of the several provinces, with whom he must necessarily have continual correspondence, and of which they propos'd to pay the expense.†   (source)
  • Each turned his eyes to the other side, he first who had been most averse to doing it.†   (source)
  • With fates averse, the rout in arms resort, To force their monarch, and insult the court.†   (source)
  • [3] The ancient heroes might be averse to talking with a man of the strange modern world†   (source)
  • The tracks averse a lying notice gave, And led the searcher backward from the cave.†   (source)
  • Where, with the gods, averse, the Latins fight.†   (source)
  • Sixtly, it is annexed to the Soveraignty, to be Judge of what Opinions and Doctrines are averse, and what conducing to Peace; and consequently, on what occasions, how farre, and what, men are to be trusted withall, in speaking to Multitudes of people; and who shall examine the Doctrines of all bookes before they be published.†   (source)
  • Others, though content that treaties should be made in the mode proposed, are averse to their being the SUPREME laws of the land.†   (source)
  • Amazement seized
    All th' host of Heaven; back they recoiled afraid
    At first, and called me Sin, and for a sign
    Portentous held me; but, familiar grown,
    I pleased, and with attractive graces won
    The most averse—thee chiefly, who, full oft
    Thyself in me thy perfect image viewing,
    Becam'st enamoured; and such joy thou took'st
    With me in secret that my womb conceived
    A growing burden.†   (source)
  • But there is still indeed a more weighty reason, why the kings of this country have been always averse from executing so terrible an action, unless upon the utmost necessity.†   (source)
  • The gods," said he, "To him propitious, and averse to thee, Have giv'n his arm superior force to thine.†   (source)
  • I was not averse to a tradesman, but then I would have a tradesman, forsooth, that was something of a gentleman too; that when my husband had a mind to carry me to the court, or to the play, he might become a sword, and look as like a gentleman as another man; and not be one that had the mark of his apron-strings upon his coat, or the mark of his hat upon his periwig; that should look as if he was set on to his sword, when his sword was put on to him, and that carried his trade in his countenance.†   (source)
  • Had he imposed on a child, I should have been more averse to have forgiven him; but a woman upwards of thirty must certainly be supposed to know what will make her most happy.†   (source)
  • He told them he had; that he found me not so averse to an accommodation as some of my friends were, who resented the disgrace offered me, and set me on; that they blowed the coals in secret, prompting me to revenge, or do myself justice, as they called it; so that he could not tell what to say to it; he told them he would do his endeavour to persuade me, but he ought to be able to tell me what proposal they made.†   (source)
  • or their own; for they alleged, that because I had some rudiments of reason, added to the natural pravity of those animals, it was to be feared I might be able to seduce them into the woody and mountainous parts of the country, and bring them in troops by night to destroy the Houyhnhnms' cattle, as being naturally of the ravenous kind, and averse from labour.†   (source)
  • descried
    His entrance, and foreworned the Cherubim
    That kept their watch; thence full of anguish driven,
    The space of seven continued nights he rode
    With darkness; thrice the equinoctial line
    He circled; four times crossed the car of night
    From pole to pole, traversing each colure;
    On the eighth returned; and, on the coast averse
    From entrance or Cherubick watch, by stealth
    Found unsuspected way.†   (source)
  • My father now greatly sollicited me to think of marriage; but my inclinations were utterly averse to any such thoughts.†   (source)
  • For these reasons, my best neighbour, as I see the inclinations of this young lady are most unhappily averse to my nephew, I must decline any further thoughts of the honour you intended him, though I assure you I shall always retain the most grateful sense of it.†   (source)
  • Which else to several spheres thou must ascribe,
    Moved contrary with thwart obliquities;
    Or save the sun his labour, and that swift
    Nocturnal and diurnal rhomb supposed,
    Invisible else above all stars, the wheel
    Of day and night; which needs not thy belief,
    If earth, industrious of herself, fetch day
    Travelling east, and with her part averse
    From the sun's beam meet night, her other part
    Still luminous by his ray.†   (source)
  • He knew the nature of that good man to be so averse to any baseness or treachery, that the least attempt of such a kind would make the sight of the guilty person for ever odious to his eyes, and his name a detestable sound in his ears.†   (source)
  • "Why truly," says Allworthy, "I could wish you had not given him so many opportunities with her; and you will do me the justice to acknowledge that I have always been averse to his staying so much at your house, though I own I had no suspicion of this kind."†   (source)
  • Yet, if with fates averse, without thy leave, The Latian lands my progeny receive, Bear they the pains of violated law, And thy protection from their aid withdraw.†   (source)
  • A skilful horseman, and a huntsman bred, With fates averse a thousand men he led: His sire unworthy of so brave a son; Himself well worthy of a happier throne.†   (source)
  • "I do assure you, sir," cries Jones, "she hath them all in the most eminent degree: for my part, I own I was afraid you might have been a little backward, a little less inclined to the match; for your son told me you had never seen the lady; therefore I came, sir, in that case, to entreat you, to conjure you, as you value the happiness of your son, not to be averse to his match with a woman who hath not only all the good qualities I have mentioned, but many more."†   (source)
  • Allworthy was too well acquainted with his neighbour to be offended at this behaviour; and though he was so averse to the rigour which some parents exercise on their children in the article of marriage, that he had resolved never to force his nephew's inclinations, he was nevertheless much pleased with the prospect of this union; for the whole country resounded the praises of Sophia, and he had himself greatly admired the uncommon endowments of both her mind and person.†   (source)
  • With fates averse, against their king's command, Arm'd, on the right and on the left they stand, And flank the passage: shining steel they wear, And waving crests above their heads appear.†   (source)
  • But from the time when impious Diomede, And false Ulysses, that inventive head, Her fatal image from the temple drew, The sleeping guardians of the castle slew, Her virgin statue with their bloody hands Polluted, and profan'd her holy bands; From thence the tide of fortune left their shore, And ebb'd much faster than it flow'd before: Their courage languish'd, as their hopes decay'd; And Pallas, now averse, refus'd her aid.†   (source)
  • While fortune favor'd, nor Heav'n's King denied To lend my succor to the Latian side, I sav'd thy brother, and the sinking state: But now he struggles with unequal fate, And goes, with gods averse, o'ermatch'd in might, To meet inevitable death in fight; Nor must I break the truce, nor can sustain the sight.†   (source)
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