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aversion
used in Tom Jones

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dislike that leads to avoidance
  • And certain it is, that from this day Sophia began to have some little kindness for Tom Jones, and no little aversion for his companion.
    Book 4 (23% in)
  • The charms of Sophia had not made the least impression on Blifil; not that his heart was pre-engaged; neither was he totally insensible of beauty, or had any aversion to women; but his appetites were by nature so moderate, that he was able, by philosophy, or by study, or by some other method, easily to subdue them: and as to that passion which we have treated of in the first chapter of this book, he had not the least tincture of it in his whole composition.
    Book 6 (26% in)
  • Blifil therefore looked on this human ortolan with greater desire than when he viewed her last; nor was his desire at all lessened by the aversion which he discovered in her to himself.
    Book 7 (29% in)
  • If your la'ship hath such a violent aversion, and hates the young gentleman so very bad, that you can't bear to think of going into bed to him; for to be sure there may be such antipathies in nature, and one had lieverer touch a toad than the flesh of some people.
    Book 7 (35% in)
  • As for the landlady, though not over religious, she had no kind of aversion to the doctrine of spirits; but there was a circumstance in the tale which she well knew to be false, as we shall inform the reader presently.
    Book 7 (94% in)
  • He was a dancing-master; and because I could read before I could dance, he took an aversion to me, and left every farthing among his other children.
    Book 8 (18% in)
  • "When I had got clear of the city, it first entered into my head to return home to my father, and endeavour to obtain his forgiveness; but as I had no reason to doubt his knowledge of all which had past, and as I was well assured of his great aversion to all acts of dishonesty, I could entertain no hopes of being received by him, especially since I was too certain of all the good offices in the power of my mother; nay, had my father's pardon been as sure, as I conceived his resentment...
    Book 8 (69% in)
  • Early in the morning a messenger was despatched to summon Mr Blifil; for, though the squire imagined that young gentleman had been much less acquainted than he really was with the former aversion of his daughter, as he had not, however, yet received her consent, he longed impatiently to communicate it to him, not doubting but that the intended bride herself would confirm it with her lips.
    Book 10 (74% in)
  • That good man, when he found by the departure of Sophia (for neither that, nor the cause of it, could be concealed from him), the great aversion which she had for his nephew, began to be seriously concerned that he had been deceived into carrying matters so far.
    Book 16 (61% in)
  • Here then he represented the violence of his own affection, and the hopes of subduing aversion in the lady by perseverance.
    Book 16 (63% in)
  • It is certainly a vulgar error, that aversion in a woman may be conquered by perseverance.
    Book 17 (30% in)
  • Indeed, the lady had a greater suspicion of Mrs Wilkins than of any other person; not that she had the least aversion to the gentlewoman, but she thought her incapable of keeping a secret, especially from you, sir; for I have often heard Miss Bridget say, that, if Mrs Wilkins had committed a murder, she believed she would acquaint you with it.
    Book 18 (39% in)

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