verb (used with object), re·pelled, re·pel·ling.
verb (used without object), re·pelled, re·pel·ling.
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Early airpower theorists were not only repelled by trench warfare.
There are many, many reasons to be repelled by Ronaldo that have nothing to do with his athletic performance.Why It’s Still OK to Hate Sexy Bastard Cristiano Ronaldo After He Saved Team USA|Emily Shire|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hundreds of insurgents attacked and were only repelled by teams of Apache helicopters.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night|Nathan Bradley Bethea|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
King Alfred of Wessex repelled the attacks and laid the foundations for a kingdom that would become known as England.Scientists Find Remains of Alfred The Great Or King Edward The Elder|Nico Hines|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was repelled from liberalism because I disliked sentimentality in politics.
I have already mentioned the peremptory tone in which he repelled Bancroft's Articuli Cleri.Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3|Henry Hallam
So easily without care or trouble may the brunts of malice be declined or repelled.Sermons on Evil-Speaking|Isaac Barrow
But the idea of lying there on that narrow shelf, staring at the light from the grating, repelled her.Jupiter Lights|Constance Fenimore Woolson
But it was not those twisting limbs that repelled the two old clerks watching him from the window—it was Jos's face.With Wellington in Spain|F. S. Brereton
Certain tender recollections obtruded; but he repelled them—he would not allow one of them to mitigate his rage.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth