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repugnant
used in The Scarlet Letter

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  • She stood apart from mortal interests, yet close beside them, like a ghost that revisits the familiar fireside, and can no longer make itself seen or felt; no more smile with the household joy, nor mourn with the kindred sorrow; or, should it succeed in manifesting its forbidden sympathy, awakening only terror and horrible repugnance.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (65% in)
  • At that distance they accordingly stood, fixed there by the centrifugal force of the repugnance which the mystic symbol inspired.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (92% in)
  • Wherever her walk hath been—wherever, so miserably burdened, she may have hoped to find repose—it hath cast a lurid gleam of awe and horrible repugnance round about her.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (75% in)

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