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adverse
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
working against one's interests
  • In the earlier half of the day there was business to hinder any formal communication of an adverse resolve; in the later there was dinner, wine, whist, and general satisfaction.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (22% in)
  • When Mr. Brooke presented himself on the balcony, the cheers were quite loud enough to counterbalance the yells, groans, brayings, and other expressions of adverse theory, which were so moderate that Mr. Standish (decidedly an old bird) observed in the ear next to him, "This looks dangerous, by God!
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (72% in)

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