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repulsive
used in Anna Karenina

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Definition
very unpleasant or causing disgust
  • But as soon as she no longer saw him, she was aware of the spot on her hand that his lips had touched, and she shuddered with repulsion.
    Part Two (76% in)
  • The liberal party said that marriage is an institution quite out of date, and that it needs reconstruction; and family life certainly afforded Stepan Arkadyevitch little gratification, and forced him into lying and hypocrisy, which was so repulsive to his nature.
    Part One (6% in)
  • "You are loathsome to me, repulsive!" she shrieked, getting more and more heated.
    Part One (10% in)
  • "Yes, there is something in me hateful, repulsive," thought Levin, as he came away from the Shtcherbatskys', and walked in the direction of his brother's lodgings.
    Part One (72% in)
  • Kitty hesitated; she wanted to say further that ever since this change had taken place in her, Stepan Arkadyevitch had become insufferably repulsive to her, and that she could not see him without the grossest and most hideous conceptions rising before her imagination.
    Part Two (8% in)
  • Yes, I have lost even my affection for my son, because he is associated with the repulsion I feel for you.
    Part Four (14% in)
  • She played nervously with the tassel of her dressing-gown, glancing at him with that torturing sensation of physical repulsion for which she blamed herself, though she could not control it.
    Part Four (87% in)
  • All her life, all her desires and hopes were concentrated on this one man, still uncomprehended by her, to whom she was bound by a feeling of alternate attraction and repulsion, even less comprehended than the man himself, and all the while she was going on living in the outward conditions of her old life.
    Part Five (14% in)
  • The thought of the harm caused to her husband aroused in her a feeling like repulsion, and akin to what a drowning man might feel who has shaken off another man clinging to him.
    Part Five (23% in)
  • He felt that he could not turn aside from himself the hatred of men, because that hatred did not come from his being bad (in that case he could have tried to be better), but from his being shamefully and repulsively unhappy.
    Part Five (62% in)
  • Although she had just said he was better and kinder than she, in the rapid glance she flung at him, taking in his whole figure in all its details, feelings of repulsion and hatred for him and jealousy over her son took possession of her.
    Part Five (89% in)
  • Horrid, repulsive woman—no heart," said her mother, who could not forget that Kitty had married not Vronsky, but Levin.
    Part Six (5% in)
  • That I'm wasting my life, never having a moment's peace, either with child, or nursing a child, forever irritable, peevish, wretched myself and worrying others, repulsive to my husband, while the children are growing up unhappy, badly educated, and penniless.
    Part Six (47% in)
  • The servants, the walls, the things in that house—all aroused repulsion and hatred in her and lay like a weight upon her.
    Part Seven (92% in)
  • Both husband and wife seemed repulsive to Anna.
    Part Seven (97% in)

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