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repulsive
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
very unpleasant or causing disgust
  • There had been a hasty consultation, and since the Martians were evidently, in spite of their repulsive forms, intelligent creatures, it had been resolved to show them, by approaching them with signals, that we too were intelligent.
    1.5 — Book 1 Chapter 5 — The Heat-Ray (37% in)
  • The bare idea of this is no doubt horribly repulsive to us, but at the same time I think that we should remember how repulsive our carnivorous habits would seem to an intelligent rabbit.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (42% in)
  • The bare idea of this is no doubt horribly repulsive to us, but at the same time I think that we should remember how repulsive our carnivorous habits would seem to an intelligent rabbit.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (42% in)

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