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averse
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
strongly opposed or disliking
  • 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.
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (1% in)
  • 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.
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (12% in)

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