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repulse -- as in: repulse the attack
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  • For the first time, after a fortnight’s retreat, the Russian troops had halted and after a fight had not only held the field but had repulsed the French.
  • He reported that his regiment had been attacked by French cavalry and that, though the attack had been repulsed, he had lost more than half his men.
  • Our fugitives returned, the battalions re-formed, and the French who had nearly cut our left flank in half were for the moment repulsed.
  • The French had been repulsed for the last time.
  • Whatever he tried to be, whatever he engaged in, the evil and falsehood of it repulsed him and blocked every path of activity.
  • The attack directed by Napoleon against our left flank had been several times repulsed.
  • The enemy has been repulsed on the left and defeated on the right flank.
  • They are repulsed everywhere, for which I thank God and our brave army!
  • He said the attack had been repulsed, employing this military term to describe what had occurred to his regiment, but in reality he did not himself know what had happened during that half-hour to the troops entrusted to him, and could not say with certainty whether the attack had been repulsed or his regiment had been broken up.
  • He said the attack had been repulsed, employing this military term to describe what had occurred to his regiment, but in reality he did not himself know what had happened during that half-hour to the troops entrusted to him, and could not say with certainty whether the attack had been repulsed or his regiment had been broken up.
  • An adjutant galloped up from the fleches with a pale and frightened face and reported to Napoleon that their attack had been repulsed, Campan wounded, and Davout killed; yet at the very time the adjutant had been told that the French had been repulsed, the fleches had in fact been recaptured by other French troops, and Davout was alive and only slightly bruised.
  • An adjutant galloped up from the fleches with a pale and frightened face and reported to Napoleon that their attack had been repulsed, Campan wounded, and Davout killed; yet at the very time the adjutant had been told that the French had been repulsed, the fleches had in fact been recaptured by other French troops, and Davout was alive and only slightly bruised.
  • Glinka, the editor of the Russian Messenger, who was recognized (cries of "author! author!" were heard in the crowd), said that "hell must be repulsed by hell," and that he had seen a child smiling at lightning flashes and thunderclaps, but "we will not be that child."

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  • Attack, counter-attack, charge, repulse—these are words, but what things they signify!
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Not everyone was repulsed by me.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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