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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'

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.
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.

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