But constituents were averse to paying their members, no Speaker was elected, the reform never came into being.
But the two generals were equally averse to a contest a outrance, which could only end in civil war.
had died, and his successor, Leopold II., was averse from the Russian alliance.
The Persian variety of this art is more ornate, and less averse to representations of living beings.
He was averse from violence, and never resorted to bellicose acts or to the employment of force save in the last extremity.
He was not constitutionally averse from change; and he was too clear-sighted not to see that, sooner or later, change was inevitable.
His most severe measures were taken in cold blood, as part of his general policy; but his natural disposition was averse to unnecessary bloodshed or cruelty.
But he was averse from the violence of Melville, and was willing to admit the royal supremacy "as far as the word of God allows."
Humanism has never been in the narrow sense of that term Protestant; still less has it been strictly Catholic. In Italy it fostered a temper of mind decidedly averse to theological speculation and religious earnestness.
But both the Chinese authorities in Lhasa and the Tsong-du were averse from any such proceedings.
He resolved to treat with Harthama, as he was averse to Tahir; but this step caused his ruin.
Shortly after the battle of Carabobo (June 24, 1821), by which the power of Spain in this part of the world was broken, Venezuela was united with the federal state of Colombia, which embraced the present Colombia and Ecuador; but the Venezuelans were averse to the Confederation, and an agitation was set on foot in the autumn of 1829 which resulted in the issue of a decree (December 8) by General Paez dissolving the union, and declaring Venezuela a sovereign and independent state.
The supporters of the older faith were now predominant and, although they were inclined to adopt a somewhat haughty attitude towards Charles, they were not averse from taking strong measures against the reformers.
The Ionians were naturally averse from prolonged warfare, and in the prosperity which must have followed the final rout of the Persians and the freeing of the Aegean from the pirates (a very important feature in the league's policy) a money contribution was only a trifling burden.
Alexander II., personally averse from war, was not insensible to the patriotic enthusiasm, and halted between two opinions.
His instruments were ministers of ability chosen from the clergy and the gentryhe seems to have been equally averse to trusting the baronage at the one end of the social scale, or mere upstarts at the other, and it is notable that no one during his reign can be called a court favorite.
His death was variously attributed to disease, the effects of lightning, or a wound received in a campaign against the Huns; but it seems more probable that he was murdered by the soldiers, who were averse from further campaigns against Persia, at the instigation of Arrius Aper, prefect of the praetorian guard.
Averse at all events to the Athenian democracy, leaning towards Macedonian monarchy, and resting on Macedonian power, he maintained.
I was averse, but upon his pressing consented, before I considered what I did, for I am extremely troubled at the embroilment I am in, and have neither ate nor slept well this twelvemonth, nor have my former consistency of mind.
When unemployed in work or study he was not averse to the society of boon companions, gave himself readily to transient amours, and corresponded in a tone of cynical bad taste.
The Social Democrats were believed not to be averse from Stinnes' vaster scheme, as it corresponded in certain aspects with their own plans, when they were in power, for coordinating all German industries, pending the possibility of socializing them.
Kuropatkin was so far averse to retreat that he ordered a new offensive, which was carried out on the 16-17th.
In his treatment of slaves he was exacting, but not harsh, and was averse to selling them save in case of necessity.
The telegraph companies proposed to effect an amalgamation so as to enable the services to be consolidated and extended, and they proposed to submit to various conditions for the protection of the public, such as maximum rates and limitation of dividends, with the provision that new issues of capital should be offered by auction, but public opinion was averse to the proposal.
The empress herself was averse from an alliance with Great Britain and Austria, whose representatives had striven to prevent her accession; and many of her personal friends, in the pay of France and Prussia, took part in innumerable conspiracies to overthrow Bestuzhev.
$e was the author of the Topeka government idea, or at least was its moving spirit, serving throughout as the " governor " under it; though averse to force, he would use it if necessary, and was first in command in the " Wakarusa War."
Jealous possibly of a too brilliant general, certainly averse from costly and fruitless campaigns and needing the Legio II.
A born ruler, Casimir introduced a whole series of administrative and economical reforms. He was the especial protector of the cities and the peasants, and, though averse from violent measures, punished aristocratic tyranny with an iron hand.
He was a man of mild and liberal spirit, broadened by varied culture, constitutionally averse from narrow views and enforced uniformity.
If your pet is averse to full outfits, consider a festive collar instead.
On several occasions the secular arm had to intervene, although the government of the emperor Valentinian was averse from involving itself in ecclesiastical affairs.
Healy had said that he tried to govern Ireland with Scottish jokes), Sir Henry had already earned the general respect of all parties, and in April 1895, when Mr Speaker Peel retired, his claims for the vacant post were prominently canvassed; but his colleagues were averse from his retirement from active politics and Mr Gully was selected.
Experiments have also been made with the Kachin hillmen and with the Shans; but the Burmese character is so averse to discipline and control in petty matters that it is impossible to get really suitable men to enlist even in the civil police.
Siricius was averse from countenancing the influence of the monks, and did not treat Jerome with the favour with which he had been honoured by preceding popes, with the result that Jerome left Rome and settled at Bethlehem.
But in pre-Revolution days there had also been the critical school of the Maurists, which offered an alternative to minds averse from implicit reliance on tradition.
Unlike Pole, however, he seems to have been averse from the excessive persecution of Mary's reign, and no Protestants were burnt in his diocese.
The Cape governments - both Dutch and British - had been consistently averse from the importation of slaves in large numbers, and the great majority of the slaves were therefore Hottentots.
The set of friends with whom he chiefly associated at Oxford were sometimes named, on account of their exceptionally decorous conduct, the "Bethel Union"; but he was by no means averse to amusements, and specially delighted in hurdle jumping and hunting.
and costly war to prevent the union of the crowns of France and Spain, were equally averse from seeing Spain and Austria under the same ruler.
The bishop, very naturally averse to these high-handed proceedings, sent armed men to the church to arrest Tausen, but the burghers, who had brought their weapons with them, drove back "the bishop's swains."
A legend in Jerome and Epiphanius states that he was stoned to death at Daphnae, but the biography, though not averse from horrors, does not mention this.
The Berber, on the other hand, is straightforward, honest, by no means averse to money-making, but not unscrupulous in the methods which he employs to this end, intelligent in a degree to which the ordinary Arab never approaches, and trustworthy as no Arab can be."
The secretary, however, was not averse to increasing his popularity and his chances for the presidency by obtaining Cuba in an honourable manner, and it was at his suggestion that James Buchanan, J.
Society has become so much more risk averse over the last 20 years.
averse strategy is adopted?
He was not averse however to taking chances for himself.
Had the fusion of the two little republics which Pretorius sought to bring about, and from which apparently the Free State was not averse, actually been accomplished in 1860, it is more than probable that a republican state on liberal lines, with some prospect of permanence and stability, might have been formed.
Most of the families of the highest social position were averse to extreme measures; a large number were not won over and became expatriated loyalists.
Maine was generally averse from controversy, but showed on this occasion that it was not for want of controversial power.
Maine's temperament was averse from the labour of minute criticism, and his avoidance of it was no less a matter of prudence.
of Naples, a proposal to which she seemed not averse, decided to recall the queen to Venice and formally annex the island.
And rightly; for he had always had a warm heart for Italy; and had it not been for the anti-ecclesiastical policy of the house of Piedmont, he would not, in the 'sixties, have been wholly averse from reconciliation.
In his life he was orderly and retiring, averse from taking decisions, though not incapable of acting firmly, as when he cut short the dangerous intrigues of his able minister Ensenada by dismissing and imprisoning him.
The martial character of their population made them formidable enemies to the Romans, whose troops were at this epoch mainly barbarians, the settled and civilized subjects of the empire being as a rule averse from war.
and by the subjects of the duchy itself, averse from any strong ducal power, and the pope at Capua (Dec. 1127) preached a crusade against the claimant, setting against him Robert II.
The home government, whether averse to expensive conquests of barren hills, or afraid of a victorious general, abruptly recalled Agricola, and his northern conquests - all beyond the Tweed, if not all beyond Cheviot - were abandoned.
But the people were still so averse to England that Beaton's was the more popular party: they carried Mary to Stirling: the treaty with Henry was ratified, indeed, but a quarrel was picked over the arrest by England of six Scottish ships; and Arran, who had just given orders for the sack of monasteries in Edinburgh, suddenly (3rd of September) fled to Beaton and was reconciled to the church, just after he had (28th of August) proclaimed Beaton an outlaw.
The boy was of an easy-going and pleasure-loving disposition, averse from sustained effort of any kind, and sensual by nature.
averse attitudes of many local authorities is hampering the development of world class facilities.
averse to risk.
averse to change?
He seemed quite averse to signing his own agreement: yet at five we set out with an heavy heart.
It is based on Procopius, whose very words are to some extent copied, and indeed it adds nothing to what the latter tells us, except the statement that Tribonian was the son of Macedonianus, was lore) Suc. r yopwv uirap X wv, and was a heathen and atheist, wholly averse to the Christian faith.
Ultramontanism, again, though essentially averse from all forms of progress, had displayed great dexterity in utilizing the opportunities presented to it by modern life.
The crown prince was also averse from a Napoleonic marriage, and preferred to marry (October 12, 1810) the Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792-1854).
Although the goddess of agriculture is naturally inclined to peace and averse from war, the memory of the time when her land was won and kept by the sword still lingers in the epithets xpvuaopos and 1.4n7 pos and in the name Triptolemus, which probably means " thrice fighter " rather than " thrice plougher."
The increasing estrangement between him and the nation made him averse from the natural remedy of a parliament, and he reverted to the absolute practices of the middle ages, in order that he might strain them far beyond the warrant of precedent to levy a tax under the name of ship-money, first on the port towns and then on the whole of England.
But the queen, who, it is fair to add, understood the movement which was tending to German unity much better than most of her advisers, was averse from war.
Though averse at all times to taking up parliamentary reform, he thought all such projects downright crimes in the agitation of 1791-1792.
These elements, which formed the bulk of the population, were not averse from supporting a strong ruler who would protect them against the Arab aristocracy.
of Toulouse and the count of Foix gave asylum to the " faidits " (proscribed), and the people were averse from handing over the bons hommes.
averse culture than the US.
averse society " in which those in charge of children in particular are quicker to ring 999.
averse approach to economic policy and thus a more conservative macro-economic strategy.
Just wondering, What is so averse about Hughes and Homerton?
She says: I was n't averse to going back.
Even pre-Blair, Labor was never averse to attempting military solutions in Ireland.
A final grievance mentioned by NGOs is that the government is very averse to bilateral and multilateral donors channeling resources straight to NGOs.
Reduced risk NYMEX, as with most businesses, is naturally averse to taking risks.
Were investors risk averse, having recently lost money?
On the other hand another main speaker, John Wiltshire of Guinness, was by no means averse to freight exchanges.
I agree that we are becoming too averse to risk.
Unlike the later National Socialists of Germany, the Fascists remained averse to outright nationalization of industry.
averse in terms of strict eligibility criteria for training courses.
The mood of Britain is wisely and rightly averse from every form of shallow or premature exultation.
gamey flavor of the wild boar, I also wouldn't be averse to continuing with either of these two red Burgundies.
inordinate desire, being averse even to hearing of things of the sort.
The cast is not averse to the occasional non-Shakespearean interjection which simply adds to the fun.
Bruce's Watson is a humourous foil to Rathbone's intense seriousness - although Holmes himself is not averse to the odd witty quip.
T F 8. If someone's utility function exhibits diminishing marginal utility of wealth, this person is risk averse.
Nevertheless he was not averse to a peace, nor to a preliminary suspension of hostilities, and negotiations were opened at Pressburg, Kassa and Beszterczebanya successively, but came to nothing because Bethlen insisted on including the Bohemians in the peace, whereupon (20th of August 1620) the estates of North Hungary elected him king.
proved fruitless, since Kalnky, somewhat Clerical-minded, was averse from guaranteeing the integrity of all Italian territory, and Mancini was equally unwilling to guarantee to Austria permanent possession of Trent and Trieste.
Such groups (each with its local deity) would combine for definite purposes under the impulse of external needs, but owing to inevitable internal jealousies and the incessant feuds among a people averse from discipline and authority, the unions were not necessarily lasting.
But the new sultan was as averse from accepting any of the formulae proposed as were his predecessors: Servia and Montenegro were with great difficulty pacified, but it was plain that Russia, whose Slavonic and Orthodox sympathies had been strongly aroused, would soon begin hostilities herself.
Lee (New York, 1886); Fitzhugh Lee was strongly averse to secession, but felt obliged to conform Lee, General Lee (New York, 1894, "Great Commanders" series); to the action of his own state.
Bruce 's Watson is a humourous foil to Rathbone 's intense seriousness - although Holmes himself is not averse to the odd witty quip.
T F 8. If someone 's utility function exhibits diminishing marginal utility of wealth, this person is risk averse.
In spite of the obvious appeal to students, however, parents and administrators are often averse to the "party school" distinction.
The modern, late-flowering hybrids are not averse to thin partial shade, and in such last well, while the earliest sorts are capable of fine effect amid their plantings of Rhododendrons or other shrubs.
Being very averse to removal, it is mostly planted from pots.
Increase by seeds sown as soon as ripe, or division of the roots in autumn or spring; this last is a work of care, the plants being somewhat averse to disturbance.
Otherwise they are fully hardy, free from insect pests, and move readily, though averse to disturbance.
Like all conifers, the Sciadopitys should be planted finally while small, larger trees being averse to removal.
With so short a season it spreads slowly, is averse to removal, and also to hot weather.
Mortgage companies are just as averse to foreclosure as you are, and will often be willing to work with you to find alternate ways to prevent it.
Elizabeth, whose prudence and parsimony were averse to so formidable an undertaking as the complete subjugation of the powerful Irish chieftain, desired peace with him at almost any price; especially when the devastation of his territory by Sussex brought him no nearer to submission.
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