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repulse -- as in: repulse the attack
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  • For a day or two after the affront was given, Henry Crawford had endeavoured to do it away by the usual attack of gallantry and compliment, but he had not cared enough about it to persevere against a few repulses; and becoming soon too busy with his play to have time for more than one flirtation, he grew indifferent to the quarrel, or rather thought it a lucky occurrence, as quietly putting an end to what might ere long have raised expectations in more than Mrs. Grant.
  • Fanny, meanwhile, vexed with herself for not having been as motionless as she was speechless, and grieved to the heart to see Edmund’s arrangements, was trying by everything in the power of her modest, gentle nature, to repulse Mr. Crawford, and avoid both his looks and inquiries; and he, unrepulsable, was persisting in both.

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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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