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As to this odious Solmes, I wonder not at your aversion to him.

"I've an aversion to your eloquent old heathen," she pleaded.

How can one like and have an aversion to a person at the same time?

But what can be said in the case of an aversion so perfectly sincere?

If you had held your aversion, it would have been complied with.

What distresses him is to see that you have an aversion for him.

He was put into the squad of Jean Macquart, against whom he had at first an aversion.

Their friendship and their aversion have often had grand results.

With all her aversion to Mr. Wilding it was plain she did not wish him hanged.

She flashed him a glance of fear and aversion, and stood still.

WORD ORIGIN

"a turning away from," 1590s; figurative sense of "mental attitude of repugnance" is from 1650s, from Middle French aversion and directly from Latin aversionem (nominative aversio), noun of action from past participle stem of aversus "turned away, backwards, behind, hostile," itself past participle of avertere (see avert). Earlier in the literal sense of "a turning away from" (1590s). Aversion therapy in psychology is from 1950.

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