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aversion
used in The Magic Mountain

11 uses
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Definition
dislike that leads to avoidance
  • I've always been rather serious by nature, with a certain aversion to anything loud or robust.
    5.1 - Eternal Soup and Sudden Clarity (12% in)
  • Fear, conventionality, aversion born of modesty, the quivering longing for purity—all these repressed love, held it chained in darkness, at best giving in only partially to its wild demands, but certainly never permitting them a conscious, active existence in all their variety and vigor.
    4.6 - Analysis (53% in)
  • In short—at least as he was presented to the cousins in the tales of his grandson—this Giuseppe Settembrini was a shadowy, passionate, and incendiary figure, a ringleader of conspiracy; and despite the polite pains they took to show their respect, they did not quite succeed in banishing from their faces an expression of apprehension and aversion, indeed of outright disgust.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (60% in)
  • And he found it that much easier to acknowledge and respect Hans Castorp's aversion to any discussion, because he shared it, and indeed considered his own situation even more embarrassing than his cousin's.
    5.1 - Eternal Soup and Sudden Clarity (7% in)
  • I have observed an aversion on your part to ... to the absolute, to the broader application of categories.
    6.2 - Someone Else (37% in)
  • The topic of conversation continued to be the pieta, for Hans Castorp kept both one eye and his remarks fixed on it as he turned now to Herr Settembrini, trying to bring him into critical contact, as it were, with the work of art, even though the humanist's aversion to this bit of decor could very easily be read from the expression on his face when he twisted around to look at it—he had taken a seat with his back to that particular corner.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (32% in)
  • A perfect example was this tubercular pack up here, with their frivolity, stupidity, depravity, their aversion to becoming healthy again.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (39% in)
  • But never had that world, to which he would not have denied theoretical and unbiased recognition, pressed in hard upon him; he had no practical experience of it, and the aversion he felt to such experiences (an aversion based on good taste, an aesthetic aversion, an aversion that came with his pride as a human being—if we can apply such pretentious terms to our thoroughly unpretentious hero) was almost equal to the curiosity they aroused in him.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (15% in)
  • But never had that world, to which he would not have denied theoretical and unbiased recognition, pressed in hard upon him; he had no practical experience of it, and the aversion he felt to such experiences (an aversion based on good taste, an aesthetic aversion, an aversion that came with his pride as a human being—if we can apply such pretentious terms to our thoroughly unpretentious hero) was almost equal to the curiosity they aroused in him.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (15% in)
  • But never had that world, to which he would not have denied theoretical and unbiased recognition, pressed in hard upon him; he had no practical experience of it, and the aversion he felt to such experiences (an aversion based on good taste, an aesthetic aversion, an aversion that came with his pride as a human being—if we can apply such pretentious terms to our thoroughly unpretentious hero) was almost equal to the curiosity they aroused in him.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (15% in)
  • But never had that world, to which he would not have denied theoretical and unbiased recognition, pressed in hard upon him; he had no practical experience of it, and the aversion he felt to such experiences (an aversion based on good taste, an aesthetic aversion, an aversion that came with his pride as a human being—if we can apply such pretentious terms to our thoroughly unpretentious hero) was almost equal to the curiosity they aroused in him.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (15% in)

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