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repulse
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to force something to move away
  • No third person listening could have thoroughly understood the impetuosity of Will's repulse or the bitterness of his words.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (88% in)
  • But she hesitated, fearing to offend him by obtruding herself; for her ardor, continually repulsed, served, with her intense memory, to heighten her dread, as thwarted energy subsides into a shudder; and she wandered slowly round the nearer clumps of trees until she saw him advancing.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (97% in)
  • About Will Ladislaw there had been a difference between them from the first, and it had ended, since Mr. Casaubon had so severely repulsed Dorothea's strong feeling about his claims on the family property, by her being convinced that she was in the right and her husband in the wrong, but that she was helpless.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (44% in)

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