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  • You all hate Burdovsky because his behaviour with regard to his mother is shocking and repugnant to you; do you not?
  • This poor feeble boy of eighteen—exhausted by disease—looked for all the world as weak and frail as a leaflet torn from its parent tree and trembling in the breeze; but no sooner had his eye swept over his audience, for the first time during the whole of the last hour, than the most contemptuous, the most haughty expression of repugnance lighted up his face.
  • "The repugnance to what must ensue almost immediately, and the uncertainty, were dreadful, he said; but worst of all was the idea, ’What should I do if I were not to die now?
  • "I don’t understand your thoughts, Lizabetha Prokofievna; but I can see that the fact of my having written is for some reason repugnant to you.

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  • Her behavior is shocking and repugnant.
  • She does not further her cause with such irresponsible, insulting, and repugnant language.

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