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Word Example of - averse

    Example Sentences for averse

    Black Meg, it may be explained, in the intervals of graver business was not averse to serving as an emissary of Venus.

    They will not be averse to making their incomes as large as possible.

    Joe was not averse to such a revelation, for his hazel rod and his "peek-stone" had already failed him.

    Adam would have been averse to killing even a small bird for food.

    He was, like ourselves, fond of adventure, and was not averse to its being accompanied by an element of danger.

    Warren overheard what he said, and was not averse to a duel of words with 'the cock of the walk.'

    Labor is pain to those who are unaccustomed to it, and the nature of man is averse to pain.

    She was not the least shy or averse to attracting attention.

    The mother was not averse, but Lady Bel very sensibly refused.

    A king, averse to marriage, commanded his steward to remain single.

Word Origin & History of - averse

    Word Origin & History

    averse 1590s, "turned away in mind or feeling," from L. aversus, pp. of avertere (see avert). Originally and usually in Eng. in the mental sense, while avert is used in a physical sense.

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