AVERSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AVERSION
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aversion
 n.  firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike
Classic Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
1  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
2  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
3  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
4  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
5  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
6  So deep and sensitive was his aversion, that he refrained from going anywhere where he was likely to see or hear of Heathcliff.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
7  While he was speaking, Joseph returned bearing a basin of milk-porridge, and placed it before Linton: who stirred round the homely mess with a look of aversion, and affirmed he could not eat it.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
8  He shrugged his shoulders: shook himself, indeed, as if his flesh crept with aversion; and thrust back his chair; while I got up, and opened my mouth, to commence a downright torrent of abuse.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
9  He had an aversion to yielding so completely to his feelings, choosing rather to absent himself; and eating once in twenty-four hours seemed sufficient sustenance for him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
10  So that, thinking I had seen enough, full of contempt and aversion, I got up, and pursued the beaten road, hoping it might direct me to the cabin of some Indian.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER I.
11  He had no occasion to say after that that he had conceived an aversion for my patron, neither had I occasion to confess my own.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLI
12  That old, double look was on me for a moment; and then his eyes darkened with a frown, as it turned, in its aversion, elsewhere.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
13  She had called him "Stiva," and he glanced at her with gratitude, and moved to take her hand, but she drew back from him with aversion.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 4
14  "Divorce," Alexey Alexandrovitch interrupted, in a tone of aversion.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 22
15  Even the memories, the impressions, the thoughts of this body awakened in him now the same aversion as the body itself.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 20
Example Sentence:
1  Risk aversion is one of the most serious problems and largest cost of our human space flight.
2  Despite his aversion to publicity, Arnold was persuaded to talk to the press.
3  I am not averse to a dance party and a good mean after a week's hard work.
4  I was not averse to fighting with any boy who challenged me.
5  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.
6  We are averse to such noisy surroundings.
7  The reporter was averse to revealing the sources of his information.
8  On a quiet little road in upstate New York, resides an older woman whom neighbors describe as friendly, polite, averse to drama or confrontation.