AVERSE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AVERSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
averse
 a.  reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling
Classic Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
1  A residence in Turkey was abhorrent to her; her religion and her feelings were alike averse to it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
2  My father's age rendered him extremely averse to delay.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
3  I was not averse to doing this, as it served to make me and my boat a commoner incident among the water-side people there.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVII
4  I should not have been averse to do so, but that I imagined I detected trouble, and calculation relative to the extent of the cold meat, in Mrs. Micawber's eye.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
5  From his conversation with the old man, Levin thought he was not averse to new methods either.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 25
6  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.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
7  Yet they are not averse to comfortable chairs and the latest periodicals.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
8  But there is still indeed a more weighty reason, why the kings of this country have been always averse from executing so terrible an action, unless upon the utmost necessity.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
9  There are plenty of sturdy Union patriots who are not averse to picking up money selling goods to the Confederacy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
10  He withheld his hand, and shrank away averse from the abhorred service, and hid himself blindly in the dark.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
11  He never talked to her much, but he looked at her a good deal, and she felt sure that he did not regard her with aversion.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
12  Don't take off your apron, whatever you do, it's peculiarly becoming, said Laurie, as Jo bestowed his especial aversion in her capacious pocket and offered her arm to support his feeble steps.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
13  At this awful speech Amy contained herself with difficulty, for the impression was being given that she was rather a fast young lady, which was her especial aversion.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
14  It is a happy thing that time quells the longings of vengeance and hushes the promptings of rage and aversion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
15  Never once in their dialogues did I hear a syllable of regret at the hospitality they had extended to me, or of suspicion of, or aversion to, myself.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Example Sentence:
1  I am not averse to a dance party and a good mean after a week's hard work.
2  I was not averse to fighting with any boy who challenged me.
3  He is interested in the spirit of the play, and he is not averse to throwing in an anachronism or two if he thinks it will help underscore a point.
4  We are averse to such noisy surroundings.
5  The reporter was averse to revealing the sources of his information.
6  On a quiet little road in upstate New York, resides an older woman whom neighbors describe as friendly, polite, averse to drama or confrontation.
7  Risk aversion is one of the most serious problems and largest cost of our human space flight.
8  Despite his aversion to publicity, Arnold was persuaded to talk to the press.