Scuffles broke out with riot police, who used pepper spray to repel party members wielding Greek flags on thick wooden sticks.
And so if I have to repel the word “writer” in order to maintain my openness and vulnerability to the world, then fine.
On paper, the forces in Tikrit should have been more than adequate to repel even a force of this size.
Bieber now knows his perfect body is no longer the weaponry with which to repel his bad press.
It was easy to imagine that the landscape was actively trying to repel us.
In the ensuing year he took the command of the small body of provincial troops with which he marched to repel the Frenchmen.
His companions held their muskets in readiness to repel any assault.
In my fancy I hear them repel it with their passionate "What an idea!"
He was greatly alarmed; but there was nothing which he could do to repel the danger.
It is used principally to repel cavalry or to resist a larger force.