not bear the sight of (someone or something)

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not bear the sight of (someone or something)

To be unable to tolerate, accept, or endure someone or something; to severely dislike or be thoroughly repelled by someone or something. I know I couldn't bear the sight of that horrible receptionist every day if I were to work here. He's just so mean and unpleasant! I can't bear the sight of my mother-in-law, but there are a few occasions each year where I can't avoid having to spend time with her. I absolutely cannot bear the sight of shellfish. Just being near it is enough to make me gag!
See also: bear, not, of, sight
References in classic literature ?
As his bride could not bear the sight of us, he called us all to him in the forest after he had married her and ordered us always to keep where she could never again set eyes on a Winged Monkey, which we were glad to do, for we were all afraid of her.