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Definition to force something to move away
  • Attack, counter-attack, charge, repulse—these are words, but what things they signify!
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
repulse = force them to move back
  • They are raked with fire, the attack is repulsed.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • repulsed = driven back
  • American troops entrenched on the new line and repulsed two powerful German counterattacks.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • At the same time, an armed Inkatha group attempted to enter Shell House, the ANC headquarters, but were repulsed by armed guards.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The "Chapter of Repulsing Serpents" follows, then the "Chapter of Driving Away Apshait."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I would reconcile him to life, but he repulses the idea.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The Spirit, stronger yet, repulsed him.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • I stood at the mouth of the room and stared at it, fascinated and repulsed.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I'd wanted to hate him, to be repulsed by him.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • He tried to put his hand over it, but the light wall repulsed him.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Mark faced front again, repulsed.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • "Does it .... does it repulse you?" he asked nervously.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • On the other hand I repulse the idea that a new war is inevitable; still more that it is imminent.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech
  • On the other hand I repulse the idea that a new war is inevitable; still more that it is imminent.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill's Sinews of Peace Speech
  • He looked more repulsed by the second.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • —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
  • I was resolute in repulsing him; for I had determined when I went there, that no one should pity me or condescend to me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The heart of Le Balafre, however, was yearning towards the youth, and the fondness of age was not so readily repulsed.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • The sight of his own twisted form repulsed Kohler.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • —One effort will I make to save thee—but beware of ingratitude! for if I am again repulsed, my vengeance shall equal my love.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe

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