from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Aversion; a turning away from.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Obs.or Archaic A turning from with dislike; aversion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete A turning from with dislike;
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This, we know, is the passion of defiance, and there is a kind of aversation and hostility included in its very essence and being.
This we know is the passion of defiance, and there is a kind of aversation and hostility included in its very essence and being.
His preference of his country and condition was genuine, and his aversation from English and European manners and tastes almost reached contempt.
Our ignorance is great enough, and yet the fact most surprising is not our ignorance, but the aversation of men from knowledge.
The substantive, therefore, that should answer to the adjective, I would not seek any otherwhere than as it is included in the word make excuse; so that the sense of it may be they began all for one cause to make excuse, i.e. for one and the same aversation they had to it.
This, then, is the foundation of the unalterable aversation in the mind and soul to part with the body, -- this strange constitution of our nature, which has nothing like it in the whole work of God, nothing to give us any representation of it, but it is peculiar unto us.
I told you the soul hath an aversation to this dissolution; and yet the apostle saith, "I have a continual, strong inclination to it."
The soul's natural aversation to let go this body, is that which we call an unwillingness to die; that hath made some say, like him of old, "Mori nolo," etc.,
I say, the spiritual irregularity of our affections, and their aversation from spiritual things, is discernible in no light but that of supernatural illumination; for if without that spiritual things themselves cannot be discerned, as the apostle assures us they cannot, 1 Cor.ii. 14, it is impossible that the disorder of our affections with respect unto them should be so.
But such a disposition and inclination, or a principle so inclining and disposing us unto duties of holiness, we have not in or of ourselves by nature, nor is it to be raised out of its ruins; for the "carnal mind" (which is in us all) "is enmity against God," which carrieth in it an aversation unto everything that is required of us in a way of obedience, as hath been proved at large.