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averse
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

5 uses
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Definition
strongly opposed or disliking
  • 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.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (69% in)
  • No, he was averse to it also.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (42% in)
  • "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."
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (52% in)
  • It is the more strange, since we know that Turner himself was averse to the idea.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (59% in)
  • You are not averse to this trip, Watson?
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (39% in)

There are no more uses of "averse" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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