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Word: repulsion

Definition: distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')


Sentences Containing 'repulsion'

"A feeling of repulsion, and of something akin to fear had begun to rise within me at the strange antics of this fleshless man.
He was so much worse in reality than in my distempered fancy, that afterwards I was attracted to him in very repulsion, and could not help wandering in and out every half-hour or so, and taking another look at him.

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