But the idea of writing evoked the thought of a place to write in, of shelter, of privacy, and naturally of his lodgings, mingled with a distaste
for the necessary exertion of getting there, with a mistrust as of some hostile influence awaiting him within those odious four walls.
And when he saw Cocky, one day, perched and voluble, on the twisted fingers of Kwaque's left hand, Ah Moy discovered such instant distaste
for the bird that not even eighteen shillings, coupled with possession of Cocky and possible contact, had any value to him.
The attraction of my small charges was a constant joy, leading me to wonder afresh at the vanity of my original fears, the distaste
I had begun by entertaining for the probable gray prose of my office.
I resolved to commence, therefore, with the examination of the simplest objects, not anticipating, however, from this any other advantage than that to be found in accustoming my mind to the love and nourishment of truth, and to a distaste
for all such reasonings as were unsound.
At the time, I set it down to some idiosyncratic, personal distaste
, and merely wondered at the acuteness of the symptoms; but I have since had reason to believe the cause to lie much deeper in the nature of man, and to turn on some nobler hinge than the principle of hatred.
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste
for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
Like most of the high nobility, who rightly enough believed that primogeniture and birth were of the last importance to THEM, she preferred to show her distaste
for the present order of things, by which the youngest prince of a numerous family had been put upon the throne of the oldest, by remaining at her chateau.