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 Meanings and Examples of REPEL
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repel
 v.  force or drive back; disgust; offer resistance to; fight against
Classic Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  Your commandant is a brave man, and well qualified to repel my assault.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
2  It may be very true, sir; but we are now obliged to repel art by art.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
3  But the shock was insufficient to repel the impetus of the charge.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
4  In the contrary case, Your Majesty, I shall see myself forced to repel an attack that nothing on my part has provoked.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III
5  Atoms attract each other and atoms repel one another.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER VII
6  Yet gallant Turnus in unfailing confidence will prevent them on the shore and repel their approach to land.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
7  Haste away, and carry to Turnus my last message; to take my place in battle, and repel the Trojans from the town.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
8  She drew herself into an attitude not of defiance, but of resolution, as one that would avoid provoking assault, yet was resolute to repel it, being offered, to the utmost of her power.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
9  I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  Hester repelled the offered medicine, at the same time gazing with strongly marked apprehension into his face.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
11  Mr. Dimmesdale gently repelled their entreaties.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
12  The minister tremulously, but decidedly, repelled the old man's arm.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXIII. THE REVELATION OF THE SCARLET LETTER
13  I recollect being very much surprised by the feint everybody made, then, of not having been to sleep at all, and by the uncommon indignation with which everyone repelled the charge.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
14  He simply seemed to be slightly displeased with her for that first midnight conversation, which she had repelled.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 26
15  After drinking a few sips she glanced at him, and by his expression, she saw clearly that he was repelled by her hand, and her gesture, and the sound made by her lips.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 25
Example Sentence:
1  No human can repel a firm hope.
2  Two positive charges repel each other.
3  They have fifty thousand troops along the border ready to repel any attack.
4  Similar poles of magnets repel each other, and opposite poles attract.
5  Poles of the same name repel each other; poles of unlike name attract each other.
6  Thus ideas already in consciousness always repel the entry uncompatible idea and make entry of the congenial idea.
7  Troops repelled an attempt to infiltrate the south of the island.
8  The sheep use it as a natural water repellent, which is lovely for them, but I found it to be sticky, oily.
9  The reptile's prickly skin repels nearly all of its predators.
10  This coat has a special surface that repels moisture.
11  For example, the defense of the skunk is a diabolic odor which repels its enemies.