Diners who want to reduce the size of their environmental footprint might reassess their aversion to bugs, DeFoliart says.—Janet Raloff, Science News, 7 June 2008A 16-year Monitor veteran with no previous combat experience, Tyson said she has yet to start reading newspapers on a regular basis because of her aversion to war news and does not like talking about it yet.—Joe Strupp, Editor & Publisher, 21 Apr. 2003The answer was revealing in many ways. It showed his dark humor, aversion to sentimentality, keen understanding of the role that realism must play in a messy world, and somewhat less keen appreciation for the role that morality plays in sustaining a democracy's foreign policy.—Walter Isaacson, New Republic, 16 Dec. 2002
They regarded war with aversion.
I simply have this ingrained aversion to the sight of bloodshed.
Recent Examples on the WebThis aversion may even have to do with the name itself.—Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 13 Feb. 2024 This aversion to such a progressive approach uncovers a disconcerting preference for sentimental longing over realistic solutions, favoring inertia and decay over dynamic revitalization.—Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 19 Jan. 2024 On her 2016 year reality show, Mariah's World, Carey revealed the origin of her aversion to showing the left side of her face.—Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 15 Jan. 2024 What may be less understood is that leaving this aversion unaddressed could create broader social upheaval.—Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 16 Jan. 2024 Justice O’Connor’s aversion to doctrinal rigidities and instinct for the middle ground had roots in her experience in elective office.—Linda Greenhouse, New York Times, 1 Dec. 2023 My aversion to pigeons, rats, and cockroaches is somewhat justifiable, given their cultural associations with dirtiness and disease.—Hannah Seo, The Atlantic, 13 Nov. 2023 However, some see Markdown as unintuitive and therefore frustrating, and nothing about Obsidian will help someone overcome their aversion to Markdown.—PCMAG, 22 Jan. 2024 The fascination has suddenly turned into an aversion.—Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2024 See More
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