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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISLIKE

She is to be pitied—she cannot either like or dislike with temper!

I have borne it for my mother's sake--in spite of her dislike of me--and for your sake, because I loved you.

Mrs. Roberts was almost ashamed to dislike it as much as she did.

Don't bother, Mr. Langdon; I dislike prying into anybody's business.

She had lived down much of the dislike that her husband had aroused.

He had a dislike to that country, and I grew up in his prejudices.

He understood the dislike which speedily grew up in Eleanor for this work.

This dislike had been strengthened by the chance meeting in the lane.

Even the Frasers were not visited, so strong was my dislike to have anything to do with Halifax.

But never doubt their ability to dislike from the beginning!

WORD ORIGIN

1540s (implied in disliking), hybrid which ousted native mislike as the opposite of like. Related: Disliked; disliking. English in 16c. also had the excellent dislove "hate, cease to love," but it did not survive.

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