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repugnant
 a.  arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive; hateful
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  There was a coincidence between the taste for the toilet which had recently come to Cosette, and the habit of new clothes developed by that stranger which was very repugnant to Jean Valjean.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—TO ONE SADNESS OPPOSE A SADNESS AND A HALF
2  The musical notation of an infirmity is repugnant to us.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—ENRICHED WITH COMMENTARIES BY TOUSSAINT
3  A priori, insurrection is repugnant to them, in the first place, because it often results in a catastrophe, in the second place, because it always has an abstraction as its point of departure.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
4  The Polypus hole was no less repugnant to hygiene than to legend.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—BRUNESEAU
5  The occupation of sewermen was formerly almost as perilous, and almost as repugnant to the people, as the occupation of knacker, which was so long held in horror and handed over to the executioner.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—FUTURE PROGRESS
6  He saw that which it was repugnant to him to behold.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
7  Poverty was repugnant to her; degradation took away two-thirds of her greatness.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 56 CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY
8  The doors of the two bedrooms faced each other across the narrow upper landing, and to-night it was peculiarly repugnant to him that Mattie should see him follow Zeena.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
9  Lily had hinted to Mr. Gryce that this neglect of religious observances was repugnant to her early traditions, and that during her visits to Bellomont she regularly accompanied Muriel and Hilda to church.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
10  She performed her task with a graceful and dignified simplicity and modesty, which might, even in more civilized days, have served to redeem it from whatever might seem repugnant to female delicacy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
11  I believe that she is capable of heroic self-sacrifice and that anything dishonourable would be repugnant to her.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
12  Everything that reminded him of his past was repugnant to him, and so in his relations with that former circle he confined himself to trying to do his duty and not to be unfair.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
13  The idea of marrying some rich woman, which was suggested to him by his female relations, was repugnant to him.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER V
14  But the first was repugnant to him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
15  She seems somehow more reconciled; or else the very subject seems to have become repugnant to her, for when any accidental allusion is made she actually shudders.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence:
1  I find your attitude towards these women quite repugnant.
2  The idea of accepting a bribe is repugnant to me.
3  I find his political ideas totally repugnant.
4  The odour of vitamin in skin is repugnant to insects.
5  She found the snake repugnant and looked on it with loathing and fear.
6  I can still recall my repugnance when I was told that dirty story.