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Word: repulse

Definition: reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion

Sentences Containing 'repulse'

(A detachment of Regiment guard prisoners to Memphis, Tenn., May 18-June 10, and while en route to rejoin Brigade at Vicksburg, reinforced garrison at Milliken's Bend, La., June 5, and participated in repulse of McCullough's attack on Milliken's Bend June 6–7.) Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4.
Between 7 June and 10 June, the division would repulse a number of German attacks, with 9th Battalion coming under particularly heavy enemy bombardment in its positions and being the focus of a number of German assaults.
Butler joined to mobilize South Carolina's militia to repulse the threatened British invasion.
He tells her how he spends every minute of every day dreaming about a girl that would just say two words to him, who will not repulse him or ridicule him as he approached.
His elder brother, Colonel William McIntosh, served under Oglethorpe and helped to repulse a Spanish invasion of the colony.
Irniq is an Inuit cultural teacher and has lived most of his life in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, including Repulse Bay (Naujaat), Coral Harbour (Salliq), Baker Lake (Qamanit'tuaq), Chesterfield Inlet (Igluligaarjuk), Rankin Inlet (Kangiqiniq), and Iqaluit.
It eventually transpires that this is a new manifestation of his personality disorder; Polaris is hallucinating Repulse (who looks like the aunt who hated him), and performs her actions himself.
Less known to tourists than the adjacent Repulse Bay, Deep Water Bay Beach is nonetheless very popular among local people.
Makuria was one of the few states in the world to repulse Muslim invasions led by the Rashidun Caliphate when they defeated an Arab army at the First Battle of Dongola in 642.
Peter Taqtu Irniq (born August 22, 1947 in Lyon Inlet near Repulse Bay, Nunavut) is an Inuk politician in Canada, who served as the second Commissioner of Nunavut from April 2000 to April 2005.
She was always labouring, in secret, under this distress; and being delicate and downcast at the time of his last repulse--for it was not the first, by many--pined away and died.
Shortly before "Infinite Crisis", Dr Polaris appears in Metropolis, seeking Superman's help in battling a more powerful and ruthless magnetism manipulator who calls herself Repulse.
The Battle of Buena Vista (23 February 1847), also known as the Battle of Angostura, saw the United States (U.S.) Army use artillery to repulse the much larger Mexican army in the Mexican-American War.
The bay is reachable by Island Road, a road connecting Repulse Bay and Wong Chuk Hang.
The Lamians despite the great confusion managed to repulse the first Roman attack.
Vicksburg held out longer than any other important river town, and saw warfare in all its phases, both land and water the siege, the mine, the assault, the repulse, the bombardment, sickness, captivity, famine.

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