Phrases with "dislike"

Old hens, and hens of a pugnacious disposition, as the same writer informs me, dislike strange males, and will not yield until well beaten into compliance. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

George Eliot The child has taken a dislike to me; but he makes quite a new life for Mr Transome; they were playfellows at once. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

He wondered whether it was a dislike that came purely out of the past or whether it was inspired also by his bloated face and the water that the wind kept squeezing from his eyes. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

But latterly I have taken a most unreasonable dislike to him—and really without any justifiable cause. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Rudyard Kipling I dislike him because he is generally in the wake of some girl, disappointing the Eligibles. He will persecute May Holt no more, unless I am much mistaken. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

George Gissing All women puzzled, and often disconcerted, him; with Sibyl he could never talk freely, knowing not whether to dislike or to admire her. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Colonel Tempest had a dislike to rows with tradespeople. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

George Gissing Light another cigar, will you?” “You don’t dislike the smoke?” “If I did, I should say so. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Leslie Stephen It was the dislike of a charlatan for the excellence which he endeavoured to simulate. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

He did not dislike it at this moment. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope In the same way I dislike having waiters put down in my bill. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Macbeth has a purely physical dislike for Banquo’s spirit and the ‘twenty trenched gashes. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins Generally I dislike dogs and beasts of all kinds. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Jane Austen With this inspiriting notion, her questions increased in number and meaning; and she particularly led Harriet to talk more of Mr. Martin, and there was evidently no dislike to it. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Willa Cather I dislike floridity when it is beaten up to cover the lack of something, to take the place of something. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Robert Louis Stevenson I shall return with this the sheets corrected as far as I have them; the rest I will leave, if you will, to you entirely; let it be your book, and disclaim what you dislike in the preface. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

He said that Lady Hester was regarded with mingled respect and dislike by the neighbours, whom she oppressed by her exactions. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Anthony Trollope You will not, my dear Frank, I am sure, be such a fool as to allow your dislike to such an empty butter-firkin as this earl, to stand in the way of your love or your fortune. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant Oh, I didn’t dislike it, thank you! One is pleased to think one’s self of so much consequence. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Mother seemed to dislike this hateful Coppelius as much as we did; for as soon as he appeared her cheerfulness and bright and natural manner were transformed into sad, gloomy seriousness. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Borrow I dislike a staid, serious, puritanic education, as I firmly believe that it encourages vice and hypocrisy. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Wilkie Collins On one side, my dislike of dark colors and dark people warned Oscar to hold his tongue. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Charles Kingsley Some dislike it, because they think that it endangers the modern notions of democratic equality. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

Benjamin Disraeli She leant her head upon her hand, and sighed! Why did she sigh? What at this instant was her uppermost thought? Her mother’s dislike of Cadurcis. ‘Your mother hates me. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

H.P. Lovecraft Evidently the ticket-agent had not exaggerated the dislike which local People bore toward Innsmouth and its denizens. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Anthony Trollope You don’t dislike Miss Robarts, I hope?’ ‘Oh, Ludovic!’ It was all that Lady Lufton could say at the spur of the moment. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Takes a fancy one day and a dislike the next. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

He knew very well — he must know I dislike him; and he presumed to make a proposal of marriage to me. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry Fielding She seemed not to dislike my person; but there were two obstructions to our marriage, viz. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Algernon Blackwood His dislike of the woman, however, remained. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Virginia Woolf Which did he dislike most — deception or tears? But, at any rate, they could not rob him of his thoughts; they could not make him say where he had been or whom he had seen. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

I really should dislike it very much. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Anthony Trollope They dislike the Monroe doctrine. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I dislike Lord Trowbridge very much; and you might just as well say that because I dislike him I shall believe that he is a hard landlord. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Augustine Birrell No authority shall be able to govern him farther than he himself pleases, and if he dislike the law he is sufficiently excused (268). Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Those who struggle against society are, on the whole, those who have reason to dislike it, and normal healthy people are no more attracted by violence and illegality than they are by war. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins Possibly she had a hard heart? or perhaps she took a dislike to me, at first sight? It made no difference to my mind, either way. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

George Gissing But I dislike his modern interpretation of old principles. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

From what he had seen of her, Browne had been prepared to dislike her intensely; to his surprise, however, he discovered that she improved on acquaintance. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Wilkie Collins My dislike of this person led me astray once more. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

God tells me that I must not hit people with my knobkerry merely because I dislike them, and that their dislike of me — if they happen to dislike me — gives them no right to hit me. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

But the truth seems to be that he had, if not at first, at least very speedily, taken a dislike to American ways which proved too strong for him to the last. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Margaret Oliphant Meantime Walter made his way through the dark streets in a tremor of excitement and dislike of which he could give no explanation to himself. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Frederick Marryat I dislike flattery from those who are above me in rank, as well as those who are below me; and I should have done the same to any other person, whatever his condition might be. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Edmund Burke Ferocious as they are, it is not difficult to make them dislike it, because the politicians and fashionable teachers have no interest in giving their passions exactly the same direction. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

No look either of admiration or dislike had appeared upon that grim and war-painted visage. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Henry James In her researches among her young townswomen she had always found this obtrusive swain planted in her path, and she grew at last to dislike him extremely. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

James Joyce For my part I dislike that way out. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Starting back, for I dislike anything that looks like intrusion, especially when no great end is to be gained by it, I was about to retrace my steps when I felt two soft arms about my neck. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Margaret Oliphant You are not old enough to dislike night travelling as I do; but I will take it ill, and so will my sister, if you stay in an hotel, and your room ready for you in our little place. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Thomas Hardy She would have taken a dislike to him, and perhaps to Bob likewise. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Henry Kingsley I do not like Welter. I dislike him. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Maria Edgeworth Notwithstanding it has so long been observed, that children dislike useless, motionless playthings, it is but of late that more rational toys have been devised for their amusements. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

For a dislike of the mechanized future does not imply the smallest reverence for any period of the past. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

A singularly reserved and cold manner led to his being regarded with dislike by many, but his intimate friends were warmly attached to him. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

G. K. Chesterton But even without the machine he tended to dislike the god; because a god is more general than a man. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Elizabeth Gaskell Ellinor lifted her veil; it had only been a dislike to a recognition in the hall which had made her put it down. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Eliot Your exquisite sewing is quite a mystery to me, you used to dislike that sort of work so much in old days. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Abraham Merri My dislike for Tilbur the Laugher increased. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

I shall probably take a dislike to his face. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell But the evil element of a fellow-creature’s dislike oppressed the atmosphere of her life. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Anthony Trollope The man who doesn’t like it, let him dislike it ever so much, Cannot check his horse and simply ride back to the hunting stables. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence How could anyone dislike her, Ursula Brangwen? The question terrified her and was unanswerable. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

His gorge rose at the mass of panting flesh from which issued gurgling mutters, a cloudy trickle of filthy expressions; but he was too pleasurably languid to dislike actively this or any other thing. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

From the outset Brian took a dislike to the new-comer. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Virginia Woolf To take two obvious instances:— the outsiders will dispense with pageantry not from any puritanical dislike of beauty. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

M. P. Shiel All she has is super-abundant health and a back-bone — I dislike her. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

G. K. Chesterton We may like or dislike our top-hats. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Much as he was prepared to dislike her, and much as he detested the vulgar methods her profession typified, he could not deny that she seemed a very capable sort of woman. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Gissing Please don’t think,’ she added rather hastily, ‘that I have become a Socialist. Indeed, I dislike the name; I find it implies so many things that I could never approve of. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell One was, that he put nearly the whole breadth of Paris between him and an enemy; though why Morin was an enemy, and to what extent he carried his dislike or hatred, Clement could not tell, of course. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Robert Green Ingersoll I hate Methodism, and yet I know hundreds of splendid Methodists. I dislike a certain set of principles called Democracy, and yet I know thousands of Democrats that I respect and like. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

John Galsworthy She may have strict intentions, but she has also a sense of what is due to her, and a dislike of waste. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle Looking back, I think that it was from that moment that I began to have a strange indefinable fear and dislike of the man. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Henry James He did not dislike her, she had been so friendly; but, little by little, she gave him an uneasy feeling — the sense that you could never be safe with a person who took things so hard. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Anthony Trollope He did not quite know the extent of my popularity, nor had he gauged the dislike which he himself would certainly encounter. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant What a good fellow he was, but very commonplace! And how difficult it was to undress and dress without a lady’s maid! Perhaps that was the moment when she began to take a dislike to him. The Assignation (Le Rendez-vous) by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Otto snarled out some-thins: about the Montmartre.” “It is a most unfortunate circumstance,” Grant declared, “that every day I am learning to dislike your husband more. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Anthony Trollope As for Lady Sarah herself, in spite of her true Christianity and real goodness, she did not altogether dislike the fight. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Why? Why?” she cried with quivering lips, “What have I done to make you dislike me so?” and the tears gathered in her lovely eyes. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Henry James All the same,” she went on, “Osmond doesn’t dislike him so much as he thinks. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

E. F. Benson All we actually know is that Emily did not dislike Mr. Weightman as much as she disliked the curates who succeeded him. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

It was not meant to be unkind; he did not dislike Jonathan, and he wished his genius to thrive and paint the grand master even more intensely. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Henry James In fact, I did n’t dislike him at all when I saw what an influence my judgment would have on him. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Anthony Trollope A man rough of tongue, brusque in his manners, odious to those who dislike him, somewhat inclined to tyranny, he is the prince of friends, honest as the sun, and as openhanded as Charity itself. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope They sympathize with the South from strong dislike to the aggression, the braggadocio, and the insolence they have felt upon their own borders. North America by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis She couldn’t ever conceal anything: a dislike or an unhappiness or a passionate liking. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

I tried to recollect anything particular in his manner — there was nothing; and she positively seemed to dislike him. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

M. R. James I said just now that I took this face to be malevolent, and so I did, but not in regard of any positive dislike or fierceness which it expressed. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

Caroline Lamb It may be easily supposed that Lady Margaret Buchanan and Mrs. Seymour had a most cordial dislike for each other. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

George Meredith I dislike gloomy people! His face was always fresh and nice. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Nor did Mr. Carley, for his part, appear to dislike this tacit severance between his daughter and himself. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Robert Louis Stevenson This is a thing I would despise in anybody else; but he is so jolly insidious and ingratiating! No, sir, I can’t dislike him; but if I don’t make hay of him, it shall not be for want of trying. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Besides, the captain he had to serve under — Captain Provost — was an unaccountable sort of man, and, he fancied, had taken a dislike to him for some reason or other. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Sinclair Lewis Particularly did he dislike being called “Brother Zechlin” by active long-legged braying preachers from the bush. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith He did not dislike her for it; she might use her weapons to play her game; and that she should bewitch men—a man like Morsfield—was not wonderful. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

John Galsworthy You didn’t dislike the life out there. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope He was now a prosperous man, who had achieved his own way, and had made all those connected with him feel that it was better to like him and obey him, than to dislike him and fight with him. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

It seemed as if he had laid aside the pen of the caricaturist in deference to his wife’s dislike of that somewhat ill-natured art. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Wilkie Collins My only motive for keeping away from him took its rise in dislike of the ordinary modes of life in an English country-house. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Meredith She places you above human creatures: possibly you may not dislike to be worshipped. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

H. Rider Haggard From the beginning she had detested Leonard and been jealous of him, and incautiously enough he had always shown his dislike and distrust of her. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

He began to dislike the idea of going on. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Anthony Trollope She might feel dislike to the man, but the affair would be too light for resentment. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Lilian did not dislike it, rather was drawn by it into a mood of grateful confidence. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Theodore Dreiser I do not trouble to dislike all who dislike me. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith The creature is an inveterate rebel, and I dislike her for that, I do confess. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The night of the ball came, and, in spite of her aversion for Captain Winstanley, and general dislike of the whole thing, Violet Tempest began the evening by enjoying herself. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Watkin Tench As the Indians see the dislike of the dogs to us, they are sometimes mischievous enough to set them on single persons whom they chance to meet in the woods. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

Why should you dislike me? You are the first woman who ever told me so” (flushing with an indignant recollection of all his victories). Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Andrew Lang At another school he may regard dislike of the manly game of football as the sin with which “heaven heads the count of crimes. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Do not suppose that I dislike the man, for I really cannot say that I do. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

She did not dislike it so long as she was in Uldale. It would not do at all for Watendlath. She led the way into the small room that had been Francis’. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Wilkie Collins It was only after great difficulty that I induced her to confess her dislike of Mr. Mannion. Whence it proceeded she could never tell. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Gissing Will you please sit down? I dislike to talk with anyone who keeps fidgeting about. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Except for his swarthiness Hamed is unreconcilable to the ideals of an Arab, and he has a most heretical dislike to the desert. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

George Gissing In all probability, he thought, Maud had no particular affection for her intended husband; but what matter, so long as she did not absolutely dislike him? It was a highly respectable match. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Charles Kingsley He was lounging (so he told Amyas) one murky day on Bideford quay, when up came Mr. Salterne. Cary had shunned him of late, partly from delicacy, partly from dislike of his supposed hard-heartedness. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Walter Scott So they satisfied their mutual dislike with saying a few sharp things to each other occasionally, but all under the mask of civility. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Thomas Hardy I dislike being in the house by myself. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing The red hair, she thought, was not disagreeably red; she didn’t dislike that shade of colour. The Scrupulous Father by George Gissing

It was as smooth as satin, and not moist, — I dislike a moist hand. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

But old Hutchins would not hear of it; he seems to have taken a dislike to the signalman from the first and latterly he had forbidden him to come to his house or his daughter to speak to him. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Sinclair Lewis The doctors — you know about that — how your husband and Westlake and Gould dislike one another. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope She did not dislike Mr Crosbie, nor in any great degree mistrust him; but she had seen enough of him to make her certain that Lily’s future home in London could not be a home for her. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

However, I found she didn’t dislike me, when John and I went home at last to bring her out. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

I dislike the discussion of such subjects. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

I dislike men, and hate women. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Virginia Woolf We also know what we dislike — for example, thin bread and butter tea. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

I took a dislike to him at first sight long ago, and that never happened me but I was right. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope They dislike Mr. Seward’s weak and vulgar joke with the Duke of Newcastle. They dislike Mr. Everett’s flattering hints to his countrymen as to the one nation that is to occupy the whole continent. North America by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker After all, he was only a man, with a man’s dislike of difficult or awkward situations. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Anthony Trollope She loved her cousin Mary, and certainly had felt no dislike for this fortunate young man. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

I have already said I must not give your message; and you are not to suppose I dislike you, because I would fain have your faults mended. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr Donne did not dislike the answer, and he positively admired the dignity with which she spoke. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Of mediæval literature proper, apart from chronicles and genealogies, Walpole knew nothing: and for its more precious features he had the dislike which sometimes accompanies ignorance. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Frances Hodgson Burnett You dislike Lord Coombe.” “They both make me creep. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She is a large, cumbersome woman—a type I dislike about me—and with a remarkable aptitude for backdoor gossip. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Nevertheless, he was essentially a modern, insomuch that his contempt for the writings of dead men surpassed his dislike of living authors. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

George Meredith At present it is enough that I dislike it. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

This I refused to let her do, and from that moment she took a dislike to me. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Abraham Merri I began to dislike Yodin. “No,” I answered. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

George Gissing He did not love Constance, but the feeling of dislike with which he had recently come to regard her had quite passed away. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing Goldthorpe began to dislike this strange abode. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

Anthony Trollope I dislike universal suffrage; I dislike votes by ballot; I dislike above all things the tyranny of democracy. North America by Anthony Trollope

Oscar Wilde He had that dislike of being stared at which comes on geniuses late in life, and never leaves the commonplace. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

I thought you might not dislike to have communications with the house. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope There is nothing I dislike so much as this haggling about money, especially with a lady. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope He did not dislike being talked to about the deanery, though, of course, he strongly denied the imputation. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford At the time I thought that that was because of a New England dislike for necrological ostentation. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Virginia Woolf Cassandra’s dislike of rational society, she said, was an affectation fast hardening into a prejudice, which would, in the long run, isolate her from all interesting people and pursuits. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

George Gissing After leaving the room, the girl remembered that she had left her flowers behind; she durst not return for them, and, knowing her father would dislike to do so, said nothing about the matter. The Scrupulous Father by George Gissing

George Gissing What coarse, awkward, unruly lumps of boisterousness youngsters mostly are at that age! I dislike boys, and more than ever when I remember myself at that stage. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Henry Handel Richardson Thus Mahony sat in judgment, giving rein for once to his ingrained dislike for the man of whom he had now made an enemy. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith He had his breakfast alone, as Lady Charlotte had it at Olmer; a dislike of a common table in the morning was a family trait with both. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Any way, my dislike remained with me. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Henry James That made Miss Mavis out rather cynical and even a little immodest; and yet, somehow, if she had such qualities I did not dislike her for them. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Most of my embarrassments were due to the sensitiveness that made me dislike asking questions — a weakness that was always placing me in false positions. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

It is certain, from the observations of Huber, that the aphides show no dislike to the ants: if the latter be not present they are at last compelled to eject their excretion. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Henry James You must know that among many places I dislike Paris carries the palm. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

You think, I suppose, that I am ruining Veraswami merely because I dislike him and his ideas about bribes as a nuisance. Burmese Days by George Orwell

George Gissing They met with friendly greeting, though Hugh, from the look with which Mrs. Rolfe recognised him, had a conviction that his growing dislike of her was fully reciprocated. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope She understood that the weakness of her aunt’s caution was due to the old lady’s sense of charity and dislike of slander. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Tell me if I offend you in anything — if there’s anything you dislike in me. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Maxim Gorky General Kornet’s widow took a dislike to the girls and tried to get rid of them by doing every kind of offensive thing to them. Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy by Maxim Gorky

I dislike his selfish Quakerism, his affectation of superior virtue, his utter insensibility to the frailties, the beautiful frailties of passion. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Besides, although Miss Kendal did not wish to make a close companion of the widow, yet she did not dislike her, and, moreover, thought that she would make Professor Braddock a very presentable wife. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Henry James All I mean is, it’s true; and it’s a stronger reason for his never being reconciled than simply his dislike for you. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Washington Irving Ton could not dislike the man, although several of his follies and foibles you might be tempted to condemn. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

George Gissing Allchin did not conceal his dislike of this step, but he ended by admitting it to be necessary. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Miles Franklin These will be found among those whose chest and arms will not admit of being displayed, or among those who, not having been reared to the custom, dislike it with many other things from want of use. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Guy de Maupassan I ask myself whether I am not already ill, so great a dislike have I for everything I used to take pleasure in doing, or did with indifferent resignation. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Robert Green Ingersoll Do you know I dislike this man unspeakably? I hate above all things a cross man. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anne Bronte I cannot get over my dislike to Lady Lowborough. It is not founded on mere personal pique; it is the woman herself that I dislike, because I so thoroughly disapprove of her. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Leslie Stephen He used to go out and buy oysters for Hodge, that the servants might not take a dislike to the animal from having to serve it themselves. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Jane Austen I have made him sensible of my power, and can now enjoy the pleasure of triumphing over a mind prepared to dislike me, and prejudiced against all my past actions. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The General, however, seems to have taken a dislike to you. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Elizabeth Gaskell How she had become an object of dislike to her former friend she did not know; but she was sensible that Miss Bradshaw disliked her now. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Sinclair Lewis I dislike Curtiss so much that we simply have to give him a wonderful spread. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Won’t he, Adelaide?” “I don’t know Mr Finn’s tastes quite so well as you do, Violet. But Mr Maule is so harmless that no one can dislike him very much. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

She combated them as vigorously as ever, but she lost her dislike to discussing them. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

George Gissing For ten days the trouble of mind or body rather grew than diminished; the old dislike of society showed itself, and at length he seemed to be shrinking from his daily occupations. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope He was almost too mild a man to be a successful lawyer, and had a dislike to asking for money. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But I do dislike that handing round, unless it be of a subsidiary thimbleful when the business of the social intercourse has been dinner. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

He at all events took a dislike to the poor brute, which dislike by and by developed into positive hatred. Was it an illusion? by Amelia B. Edwards

It turned out later that she was not guilty; but I could not get over my dislike to her. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

D. H. Lawrence They began even to dislike her, and a pretty scandal was started about the pair, in the pleasant room where Miss Frost had her piano, her books, and her flowers. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim For ever afterwards in his mind, however, he registered a dislike for empty buildings. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Rudyard Kipling E23 hesitated, with all a North–West man’s dislike of baring his body. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

But I’m just like a dog: I take a dislike to certain people at first sight, and the queer thing is that my instinct isn’t often wrong. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Anthony Trollope Chiltern has taken such a dislike to shooting-men, that he won’t shoot pheasants himself. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Rafael Sabatini He was beginning to dislike his guest exceedingly. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Ford Madox Ford I mean of defending Mrs Tietjens with such heat against Lady Macmaster. Lady Macmaster appears to dislike Mrs Tietjens, but I am bound to say that she appears to be in the right of it. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Anatole France It was all that remained of the too rare liberalities of the cabalist who, professing to dislike money, unluckily forgot to pay me my salary. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Elizabeth Gaskell I don’t mean to be hard, only I do so dislike the thought of your ever having made a friend of that man. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

George Gissing Of course he no longer loved her, say what he might; at most he thought of her with a feeling of compassion—not strong enough to overcome his dislike of exertion. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Walter Scott To these, Roland Graeme was of course an object of envy, and, in consequence, of dislike and detraction; but the youth possessed qualities which it was impossible to depreciate. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

They dislike finality in this country. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

George Gissing I don’t dislike Whelpdale, and I shall remain on friendly terms with him. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

I saw the gradual working of the change—saw coldness, dislike even, creeping over her who had once tenderly rewarded my love—saw that my coming was unwelcome, my departure a relief. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]