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  • Of course, after they discover that Dr. Montgomery is dead, they'll wonder what became of those repulsive orphans he had lying around the house.†   (source)
  • She had remarked that she found the idea "repulsive."†   (source)
  • Dorian crossed his arms, swallowing his repulsion.†   (source)
  • With a tremor of repulsion, he understood.†   (source)
  • My sister married the new king and my repulsive nephew will be king after him.†   (source)
  • When his fingers close over the bare skin of my wrist, I feel nothing but repulsion.†   (source)
  • He braces himself, then opens the refrigerator, betting on the fact that these guys wouldn't have kept too much real food in there, so the stench won't be too repulsive.†   (source)
  • They were both holding dry washcloths over their noses and eyeing Cinder with a mixture of repulsion and fear.†   (source)
  • And had never let those words leak out, those foul, filthy, frightful, repulsive, revolting, unreasonable words.†   (source)
  • Kit recoiled, as much from his angry tone as from the repulsive words.†   (source)
  • Sometimes I feel my skin must be hot with repulsion and with the effort to keep that repulsion hidden.†   (source)
  • When Mameha noticed at the sumo tournament that Nobu seemed taken with me, she thought at once of how much Nobu resembled Fujikado—self-made and, to a man like Dr. Crab, repulsive.†   (source)
  • I look at her, waiting for her to defend her repulsive behavior, but she's just staring at the table in front of her.†   (source)
  • The offer was at once inviting and at the same time repulsive.†   (source)
  • When he stood up from the supper table at 124 and turned toward the stairs, nausea was first, then repulsion.†   (source)
  • Edward helped, making faces every so often at the raw ingredients — human food was mildly repulsive to him.†   (source)
  • You're repulsive, Collette.†   (source)
  • But he saw for the first time (because it was the first time he had really looked) that she was far from repulsive.†   (source)
  • My sisters gawked at the fascinating stranger and hung on his every syllabus of English, but as far as I was concerned it was just exactly like dinner with Father's prissy Bible-study groups back in Georgia, only with more repulsive food.†   (source)
  • Most people found it repulsive.†   (source)
  • There was something outrageous and repulsive in that despair suddenly.†   (source)
  • That noise is pure repulsive.†   (source)
  • She was convinced that her skinny body was repulsive.†   (source)
  • It was a repulsively girly thought, though, and I wasn't sure what dark corner of my mind it had come crawling out of.†   (source)
  • She knew better than to put stock in his repulsive looks, though.†   (source)
  • Dr. Cuevas consoled him by explaining that the child's repulsive appearance was due to the fact that she had spent a longer time than usual in her mother's body, to the effects of the Caesar-ean, and to her own small, thin, dark, and somewhat hairy constitution.†   (source)
  • Because when he first laid eyes on it, he said, he felt a wave of "intuitive repulsion."†   (source)
  • Not only that but you will be in a cage with the most slimy, feared and repulsive creatures on earth.†   (source)
  • Repulsive doesn't begin to describe what was going on with his mouth.†   (source)
  • Repulsive grin.†   (source)
  • The concept of burying the dead had initially struck him as repulsive, but there hadn't seemed to be any alternative.†   (source)
  • When she finally got there, Mom hugged Belle and told her, "I owe you," like I was some repulsive burden instead of the person who had very helpfully unpacked three boxes of green bananas and scoured the refrigerated section for expired dairy items.†   (source)
  • It was difficult for Rumfoord to take Billy seriously, since Rumfoord, had so long considered Billy a repulsive non-person who would be much better off dead.†   (source)
  • Nasty, repulsive stuff.†   (source)
  • "You look repulsive," Kate said, filling her voice with contempt, hoping it disguised her fear, her panic.†   (source)
  • Often it is awe or admiration, sometimes it is repulsion, once or twice it has been fury hurled directly at me for reasons I remain unsure of.†   (source)
  • The very weakness that at the time had seemed unbearable and repulsive, the weakness that had driven Tereza and Tomas from the country, suddenly attracted her.†   (source)
  • TVP was a repulsive reconstituted soy powder that someone back in the kitchen would fruitlessly try to make edible.†   (source)
  • You stupid, repulsive demon.†   (source)
  • The smell was repulsive.†   (source)
  • The roar transitioned to a weird, subsonic hum followed by a repulsive chittering.†   (source)
  • Her pretty face was more repulsive than ever.†   (source)
  • It's from the local stockyards, and is repulsive—smelly, bloody, and charred.†   (source)
  • But when we came around in front, death was everywhere—in the thick crimson ropes and spatters on the hood, windows, and doors; in the repulsive perfume leaking from the animal's gaping belly;and in its frigid stare.†   (source)
  • Plus, the thought of walking in on them making out was positively repulsive.†   (source)
  • Not satisfied that the old charges of monarchist and warmonger were sufficient, Callender called Adams a "repulsive pedant," a "gross hypocrite," and "in his private life, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent."†   (source)
  • I went from recital clothes to recovery clothes to repulsive clothes.†   (source)
  • The face that had moved me so, the body I had desired—suddenly his whole person was repulsive to me.†   (source)
  • Koop was breathing deeply and steadily through his nose, making a faint bubbling that Dart found repulsive.†   (source)
  • The whole effect was pretty repulsive.†   (source)
  • And how could even he love her if she were as repulsive as the song described?†   (source)
  • He certainly had the look of a model, with large square shoulders and a closely shaved jaw, but she found him oddly repulsive.†   (source)
  • I was from the time we first met, but in those days a distinguished judge with a wife and a child, regardless of how repulsive both might be, did not pursue such longings.†   (source)
  • "To Akar Kessell!" he responded, to his own repulsion.†   (source)
  • It lands on a satyr's snarling lips, and my heartbeat quickens, for I feel a curious mixture of fascination and repulsion.†   (source)
  • Just inside the doorway, Lorna stood almost on tiptoe, her arms folded across her breast and her face upturned to the inrush of moonlight, in the most pathetic, awkward, and repulsive stance that can be imagined.†   (source)
  • Though he had first met this woman only thirty-six hours ago, his feelings for her had been rich and intense, ranging from virtual adoration to fear and now to repulsion.†   (source)
  • He saw Magdalena twist and writhe, becoming something hideous, tentacled and repulsive, before shivering away to ashes with a scream.†   (source)
  • That repulsively exotic creature in his thick black body and the ridge of non-symmetrical hair running down his back.†   (source)
  • I felt as though I were made of nothing but semen as I watched her and her daughter with a combination of repulsion and desire.†   (source)
  • She finds all that repulsive.†   (source)
  • And, too, there are the deeper currents among even well-intentioned Southerners, currents that make the idea of a white man's assuming nonwhite identity a somewhat repulsive step down.†   (source)
  • In the pale light she could slowly make out the huge bruise on Wanda's cheek; it was repulsive, reminding Sophie of mashed purple grapes.†   (source)
  • Older men are not as repulsive as you seem to think.†   (source)
  • "IS MAN RULED BY MONSTERS?" asked the paper, and went on to quote: "Addressing a meeting in Madras today, Dr. C. V. Krishnan, President of the Eastern Division of the Freedom League, said: 'The explanation of the Overlords' behaviour Is quiet simple: Their physical form is so alien and repulsive that they dare not show themselves to humanity.†   (source)
  • Then, Siddhartha had spent the night in his house with dancing girls and wine, had acted as if he was superior to them towards the fellow-members of his caste, though this was no longer true, had drunk much wine and gone to bed a long time after midnight, being tired and yet excited, close to weeping and despair, and had for a long time sought to sleep in vain, his heart full of misery which he thought he could not bear any longer, full of a disgust which he felt penetrating his entire body like the lukewarm, repulsive taste of the wine, the just too sweet, dull music, the just too soft smile of the dancing girls, the just too sweet scent of their hair and breasts.†   (source)
  • He had never lived there, and his reasons for wanting to have lived there or to live there now, claim Stony Hill for his barony, were repulsive to her; nevertheless his grief and indignation were as real as if their cause were real.†   (source)
  • She stares at her hands with fascinated repulsion.†   (source)
  • Progress in science is governed by the laws of repulsion, every step forward is made by refutation of prevalent errors and false theories.†   (source)
  • There they were, lined up at the head of the stairs, and they all looked at him with repulsion.†   (source)
  • He grinned in a repulsive manner as he set them down on the floor beside Edmund and said: "Turkish Delight for the little Prince.†   (source)
  • She was filled with wonder, and even repulsion.†   (source)
  • She described some of his policy positions as repulsive.
    repulsive = very bad or disgusting
  • And what danger was there once in this repulsiveness-so that the last worldly evidence of some old heroic horror of the dragon had to be paraded in capture before the eyes of country clowns?†   (source)
  • I wasn't going to let these two repulsive gods hurt my friends or burn up my grandparents.†   (source)
  • They're sniveling, stupid, repulsive creatures!†   (source)
  • As far as Charlie knows, you're the most repulsive monster of us all.†   (source)
  • Grave, the repulsive assassin, did fine, she supposed.†   (source)
  • "Your Grace," she smiled, forcing all that repulsion down deep, deep, deep.†   (source)
  • She wondered if she could bear the repulsion of kissing him.†   (source)
  • We don't find any of the things in the building repulsive.†   (source)
  • The thought of being touched by him was repulsive, and the most horrifying images snapped at her.†   (source)
  • But he's an albino, and I find albinos repulsive.†   (source)
  • I thought Gazzy and Iggy were repulsive eaters.†   (source)
  • I find this as repulsive as you do, so you might as well make yourself useful and help.†   (source)
  • The thought was fairly repulsive, and we made "eew" faces at each other.†   (source)
  • I'm sorry I brought up this repulsive subject.†   (source)
  • Orr was breathing rhythmically with a noise that was stertorous and repulsive.†   (source)
  • I thought ...I thought that you thought ...I was repulsive ...or something.†   (source)
  • I stink to the highest heaven, and you find me repulsive.†   (source)
  • You're the ones who insisted I take this repulsive form.†   (source)
  • Even more repulsive, his proud people were marching to war alongside goblins and giants.†   (source)
  • "Wine, thank you," I said, finding the idea of milk strangely repulsive.†   (source)
  • It's the make love part that's repulsive.†   (source)
  • That's not because Peter objects to people or finds the notion of intimacy repulsive.†   (source)
  • In the case of Angelos Delivorrias, it was a wave of "intuitive repulsion."†   (source)
  • His face was a repulsive bloody-meat picture as he snarled and grunted with the effort.†   (source)
  • More than that, morally Anfim reminds me of someone else, of someone infinitely more repulsive.†   (source)
  • I grabbed the most repulsive one I could find, Annabeth snatched the boom box, and together we ran back outside.†   (source)
  • He's pretty repulsive.†   (source)
  • Throat cancer surgery had left Sato with a profoundly unnerving intonation and a repulsive neck scar to match.†   (source)
  • Harry felt a horrible mixture of pity and repulsion; he did not want to hear any more, but Aberforth kept talking, and Harry wondered how long it had been since he had spoken about this; whether, in fact, he had ever spoken about it.†   (source)
  • A ghastly thing that is no less repulsive because they were told to do it by the people they did it to.†   (source)
  • It's positively repulsive.†   (source)
  • Repulsive?†   (source)
  • The hiss and repulsive odor would tell her just as clearly as a smile that something extraordinary was under way.†   (source)
  • It's repulsive.†   (source)
  • The most vocal of these was Zahid, a gardener who came in three days a week to maintain the lawn and trim the trees and bushes, an unpleasant fellow with the repulsive habit of flicking his tongue after each sentence, a tongue with which he cast rumors as offhandedly as he tossed fistfuls of fertilizer.†   (source)
  • She was accustomed to the knowledge that nobody prayed for her—but this free floating repulsion was new.†   (source)
  • The voices, one hundred of them singing together, came loud and clear into the room: 'Dear friends, we surely all agree There's almost nothing worse to see Than some repulsive little bum Who's always chewing chewing-gum.†   (source)
  • "Repulsive," my mother adds.†   (source)
  • I think that they are fairly repulsive.†   (source)
  • The ski bum's smile was a bleeding gash in his face; his smile was the repulsive equal to his gaping wound in his cheek.†   (source)
  • My wife as a murderer was frightening, repulsive, but the baby as a lie was almost impossible to bear.†   (source)
  • Repulsive television screen!†   (source)
  • He had promised her repeatedly that he would marry her once the decree was confirmed, but now he found the prospect repulsive.†   (source)
  • And afterward, beached and gobbling air, in the midst of repulsion and personal shame, he was thankful too for having been escorted to some ocean-deep place he once belonged to.†   (source)
  • Repulsive?†   (source)
  • Repulsive.†   (source)
  • One writer called the park "remote and repulsive"; another, a "sandy waste of unredeemed and desert land."†   (source)
  • With a rending scream, Prusias fell back into the sea and fled over the waves like a vast, repulsive sidewinder.†   (source)
  • At first he thought Beano had managed to sneak up on him again, but the old lady sitting in the bushes was even more repulsive than a gorgon.†   (source)
  • And would it really matter that Alice was willing, would it make any difference if I did become a vampire, when the idea was so repulsive to Edward?†   (source)
  • I know that he harbors certain reservations about my womanhood, well aware of the suffering I underwent at childbirth, and since then he seems to find it even a bit repulsive to think of touching me as a husband touches a wife, but the brandy apparently did the trick.†   (source)
  • When I learned how repulsive this disinterested violence was, that it was repulsive because it was disinterested, my shame floundered about for refuge.†   (source)
  • When I had the whole story, I would find someone-a different Seeker, maybe, one less repulsive than the one assigned to me-and pass the information along.†   (source)
  • Not because she was absurd, or repulsive, or because we were frightened, but because we had failed her.†   (source)
  • Rumfoord was thinking in a military manner: that an inconvenient person, one whose death he wished for very much, for practical reasons, was suffering from a repulsive disease.†   (source)
  • Those from Rowan watched uneasily as strange forms pressed and flopped repulsively against the runeglass, obscured by the purple silks.†   (source)
  • The aura of Miss Lumley's dark, mysterious, repulsive bloomers clings around her and colors the air in which she moves.†   (source)
  • I find him repulsive.†   (source)
  • The last three pages of the album were devoted to boys in Greek tunics, crowned with laurel, playing among false Hellenic ruins, with chubby bottoms and heavy eyelashes—repulsive.†   (source)
  • Despite my initial joy over the warm glow of sunlight, the sights, sounds, and smells of the city were more strange and repulsive than ever.†   (source)
  • Then, at the very outset of the war, he fell prisoner to the Germans, and other prisoners, belonging to an incomprehensible, standoffish nation that had always been intrinsically repulsive to him, accused him of being dirty.†   (source)
  • Yet from his repulsion came pity, because for the first time he saw in her one of the many cloves of human weakness that, in other forms, were so ripe in himself.†   (source)
  • Just to be repulsive, of course.†   (source)
  • It also worried Blanca that her daughter did not play with dolls, but Clara took her granddaughter's side, arguing that those tiny porcelain corpses with eyes that opened and shut and perverse, pouting mouths were repulsive.†   (source)
  • The actual contact with the dead flesh had not been nearly as repulsive as he had anticipated, and he found an excuse to caress the wound with his fingers again and again to convince himself of his own courage.†   (source)
  • You find us repulsive.†   (source)
  • Sir, vomit is a putrescent liquid of a greenish yellow color often projected from the noble stomachs of dauntless upperclassmen when they discern the nauseous, repulsive, and monstrously assembled faces of plebes such as Will McLean, sir.†   (source)
  • Why didn't the experts at the Getty also have a feeling of intuitive repulsion during the fourteen months they were studying the piece?†   (source)
  • He could still see Major Major and Major Danby standing somber as broken stone pillars on either side of him, see almost the exact number of enlisted men and almost the exact places in which they had stood, see the four unmoving men with spades, the repulsive coffin and the large, loose, triumphant mound of reddish-brown earth, and the massive, still, depthless, muffling sky, so weirdly blank and blue that day it was almost poisonous.†   (source)
  • She told no one of that repulsive kiss or of the dreams that she had afterward, in which Garcia appeared as a green beast that tried to strangle her with his paws and asphyxiate her by shoving a slimy tentacle down her throat.†   (source)
  • When Federico Zeri and Evelyn Harrison and Thomas Hoving and Georgios Dontas—and all the others— looked at the kouros and felt an "intuitive repulsion," they were absolutely right.†   (source)
  • When Harrison and Hoving and the Greek experts first confronted the kouros, they experienced waves of repulsion and words popping into their heads, and Harrison blurted out, "I'm sorry to hear that."†   (source)
  • The Getty, with its lawyers and scientists and months of painstaking investigation, had come to one conclusion, and some of the world's foremost experts in Greek sculpture—just by looking at the statue and sensing their own "intuitive repulsion"—had come to another.†   (source)
  • I am repulsive.†   (source)
  • He was now repulsive to them both.†   (source)
  • When she saw that puzzled hurt look on his face, she pushed away the thought of what he must be suffering, for it made her repulsive to him again.†   (source)
  • All these acts of contrition give too much importance to various infirmities of the flesh and to whether it is fat or famished-it's repulsive.†   (source)
  • She hated their sullenness, their averted eyes when they spoke to her, their veiled insolence; and she hated more than anything, with a violent physical repulsion, the heavy smell that came from them, a hot, sour animal smell.†   (source)
  • Quite so—especially when (and the fact is often forgotten) for millions of Americans the embodiment of evil during that time was not the Nazis, despised and feared as they were, but the legions of Japanese soldiers who swarmed the jungles of the Pacific like astigmatic and rabid little apes and whose threat to the American mainland seemed far more dangerous, not to say more repulsive, given their yellowness and their filthy habits.†   (source)
  • It is worthy of note that, in spite of his m—'s senility and the extreme repulsiveness of her appearance, the Savage frequently goes to see her and appears to be much attached to her-an interesting example of the way in which early conditioning can be made to modify and even run counter to natural impulses (in this case, the impulse to recoil from an unpleasant object).†   (source)
  • In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.†   (source)
  • It was less the sheer physical repulsiveness of such scenes and ideas that turned his stomach, he said, than the monstrous insanity evident in such a conception of active charity.†   (source)
  • Perhaps this was due to the repulsiveness of the work; at any rate, the people who worked with their hands were a class apart, and were made to feel it.†   (source)
  • It had some thought for its employees; its workshops were big and roomy, it provided a restaurant where the workmen could buy good food at cost, it had even a reading room, and decent places where its girl-hands could rest; also the work was free from many of the elements of filth and repulsiveness that prevailed at the stockyards.†   (source)
  • What is more, the repulsiveness of the worst of the certified plays would protect the Censorship against effective exposure and criticism.†   (source)
  • He had reached the age of sixteen then, I think, and without having bad features, or being deficient in intellect, he contrived to convey an impression of inward and outward repulsiveness that his present aspect retains no traces of.†   (source)
  • The mischief lies in the deliberate suppression of the other side of the case: the refusal to allow Mrs Warren to expose the drudgery and repulsiveness of plying for hire among coarse, tedious drunkards; the determination not to let the Parisian girl in Brieux's Les Avaries come on the stage and drive into people's minds what her diseases mean for her and for themselves.†   (source)
  • Under Claudius and under Domitian, there is a deformity of baseness corresponding to the repulsiveness of the tyrant.†   (source)
  • Plainness has its peculiar temptations and vices quite as much as beauty; it is apt either to feign amiability, or, not feigning it, to show all the repulsiveness of discontent: at any rate, to be called an ugly thing in contrast with that lovely creature your companion, is apt to produce some effect beyond a sense of fine veracity and fitness in the phrase.†   (source)
  • Near him were the singers: receiving, with professional indifference, the compliments of the company, and applying themselves, in turn, to a dozen proffered glasses of spirits and water, tendered by their more boisterous admirers; whose countenances, expressive of almost every vice in almost every grade, irresistibly attracted the attention, by their very repulsiveness.†   (source)
  • He said with a rather repulsive humility, 'If you would do me a favour...' 'What?'†   (source)
  • How fat Giles is getting, he looks quite repulsive beside Maxim.†   (source)
  • If physical slavery is repulsive, how much more repulsive is the concept of servility of the spirit?†   (source)
  • Larry pretends not to notice his coming, but he instinctively shrinks with repulsion.†   (source)
  • The rats here are particularly repulsive, they are so fat—the kind we all call corpse-rats.†   (source)
  • He knew that sex relations between blacks and whites were repulsive to most white men.†   (source)
  • Something of repulsion, buried deep beneath her cold thinking, stirred faintly and then was stilled.†   (source)
  • (He pauses—then with a bitter repulsion) It made home a lousy place†   (source)
  • Everything had begun to be horrible, and the once beautiful animal was spoiled and repulsive.†   (source)
  • Pick cotton?" cried Scarlett aghast, as if Grandma had been suggesting some repulsive crime.†   (source)
  • She looked repulsive, with her red nose, as people do when they abdicate their dignity.†   (source)
  • Now that the repulsive word had been said, she felt somehow easier and hope awoke in her again.†   (source)
  • It had all been one of his repulsive drunken jests.†   (source)
  • Conscious that the opinion of the civilized world is against him, he has made one attempt after another on Shakespeare's works, reading and re-reading them in Russian, English and German; but "I invariably underwent the same feelings; repulsion, weariness and bewilderment".†   (source)
  • The mere suggestion of illness or wounds was to him not only horrifying, but even repulsive and rather disgusting.†   (source)
  • I sat very still beside Jack but my mind squirmed with repulsion and my lips curled with distaste as I thought of it.†   (source)
  • When he took this stiff dying hand he did not love it, and even his pity was spoiled with repulsion towards it.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, the black cypress tree by the bunkhouse was as repulsive as the water-tub was dear; for to this tree all the pigs came, sooner or later, to be slaughtered.†   (source)
  • And while you gesticulate, with your cloak, your cane, I am trying to expose a secret told to nobody yet; I am asking you (as I stand with my back to you) to take my life in your hands and tell me whether I am doomed always to cause repulsion in those I love?†   (source)
  • They are what you are before you are born—and, whether you are going to be a tadpole or a peacock or a cameleopard or a man, when you are an embryo you just look like a peculiarly repulsive and helpless human being.†   (source)
  • However, pulpy and briny though the first mouthful was, there was nothing actually repulsive about it— "We c'n eat anyt'ing we wants," Leo informed him sucking at a crushed red pincer.†   (source)
  • We had no sooner caught sight of a man whose behavior was harmless and peaceable and childlike and who was still in a state of innocence than all our praise-worthy and most necessary activities became stupid and repulsive.†   (source)
  • Our townsfolk were amazed to find such busy centers as the Place d'Armes, the boulevards, the promenade along the waterfront, dotted with repulsive little corpses.†   (source)
  • At the age of eight she was calmly correcting her mother's speech and presently regarding her with astonishment and repulsion.†   (source)
  • Also she inspired me with a desire to rise in the world; also she made me look with curiosity at the hitherto repulsive faces of new-born babies.†   (source)
  • (Author's footnote)] Tolstoy begins by saying that throughout life Shakespeare has aroused in him "an irresistible repulsion and tedium"†   (source)
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