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repulse -- as in: repulse the attack
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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
  • "Does it . does it repulse you?" he asked nervously.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Not outraged or repulsed.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • Mark faced front again, repulsed.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • He’d taken off the wool hat, revealing his grey-white hair, but he was still wearing his hoodie, and the combination of the two men, Ty and Kalden; in one figure, repulsed her, and when he began walking toward her, she yelled "No!"
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I stood at the mouth of the room and stared at it, fascinated and repulsed.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • "By throwing whatever we have that might confuse or distract, or maybe even repulse them, if that’s even possible.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • He looked more repulsed by the second.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Only three shabbily-dressed women lingered near her, and because she could not contain her eagerness, Kit smiled and would have spoken, but she was abruptly repulsed by their sharply curious eyes.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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  • He insisted that everything be passed forward through the bailiff, as though he was repulsed by the idea of having to deal directly with a lowly lawyer.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • You repulse me.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • When I walk into the kitchen I brace myself for the repulsed look I know I’ll get once Mrs. Leighton sees my clothes, but it never comes.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I’d wanted to hate him, to be repulsed by him.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • The thought repulsed me at the time, since we consider mice vermin, unless cooked.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I stagger back, repulsed by the warm, sticky spray.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Never at any time was Lou Ann repulsed by the amputation.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Illness repulses.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • I would reconcile him to life, but he repulses the idea.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I am repulsed on all sides.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • One of the parties had evidently been repulsed; but the mere lookers-on could not tell whether Mandiboy or Camerfield had gained the upper hand.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • He grumbled as he spoke the word, sounding repulsed by the sight of an aging male body.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • This morning, when I went to see him after his repulse of Van Helsing, his manner was that of a man commanding destiny.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Tom tried again, with soothing words in his mouth, and was repulsed again.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • We dissolved into each other, and we shared a common struggle against the evil within, which fought to repulse Ultima’s magic.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • 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.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • We have repulsed individual Urgals, and that has given the townspeople a confidence far beyond their abilities.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Any look it receives is immediately repulsed, reflected back onto the earth, like a trick done with mirrors.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • The sight of his own twisted form repulsed Kohler.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I was immediately repulsed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • As the smoke slowly eddied away, the youth saw that the charge had been repulsed.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • At once he was on his feet, cringing away from her, quite obviously repulsed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • When they saw him repulse society, they said, "He is a brute."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • That made her cry, at first; and then being repulsed continually hardened her, and she laughed if I told her to say she was sorry for her faults, and beg to be forgiven.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He remembered how terrified, how repulsed she had looked when he had summoned Gray.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Do not, for one repulse, forgo the purpose That you resolv’d to effect.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • As gently she repulsed him.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • After their first few repulses the enemy always set the house on fire.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • At this slight repulse the assailants instantly withdrew, and gradually the place became as still as before the sudden tumult.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • He rode that way, leaping wounded, but it had been repulsed when he got there.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • American troops entrenched on the new line and repulsed two powerful German counterattacks.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • When she reached it she had hesitated a little, reluctant to face the possibility of the same sort of screaming repulse that she had suffered the previous day.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • When she coaxed and insisted, I repulsed her quite sternly.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • —In Jane’s eyes she had been a rival; and well might any thing she could offer of assistance or regard be repulsed.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The Spirit, stronger yet, repulsed him.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • For one thing, the Yankees had been stoutly repulsed in September when they had tried to follow up their victories in Tennessee by an advance into Georgia.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • After each repulse, when the old wolf sheered abruptly away from the sharp-toothed object of his desire, he shouldered against a young threeyear-old that ran on his blind right side.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • What we afterwards alluded to as an attack was really an attempt at repulse.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Curious, sure-did a beard scratch you when you were making out?-and not repulsed, but Peter couldn’t say he felt with any great conviction that that was something he wanted to try, too.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Two or three times Delia had attempted a timid friendliness, but she was repulsed each time.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Sweat
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