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The cycle continued in the 1980s after the Soviet invasion and America’s support of militias to repel Moscow.
On CNN, someone was questioning whether the police had used sufficient force to repel the rioters, asking why they hadn’t arrested more people on the scene.
For her to field those lightning strikes of abuse and repel them with her own agency is a superhero display of its own.The 2021 Olympics Are an Inspiring, Infuriating Shitshow|Kevin Fallon|July 30, 2021|The Daily Beast
This spectrally precise effect can be thought of as creating a force field that repels crowds around an embassy, base, port, or other high value location.The US military wants force fields that could stop nuclear missiles|Rob Verger|July 29, 2021|Popular-Science
They couldn’t be 100% effective because they were just repelling them once they were there.This Little Tool Has Killed All of the Mosquitos in My Yard|Daniel Modlin|May 21, 2021|The Daily Beast
The only exception is military action to repel an imminent attack.
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.
On paper, the forces in Tikrit should have been more than adequate to repel even a force of this size.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight|Andrew Slater|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Scuffles broke out with riot police, who used pepper spray to repel party members wielding Greek flags on thick wooden sticks.
A dignified, modest reserve is the surest way to repel impertinence.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
They were ready to adopt the most energetic measures to repel the interference of this armed confederacy.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Douglas was advancing to repel the assailants when he was informed of the force in rear, and instantly drew back his men.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
The men of his company, roaring curses at the Frenchmen, prepare to receive and repel a thundering charge of French cuirassiers.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches|William Makepeace Thackeray
An always wrathful God would repel His worshipers, or cast them into despair.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier