Origin of repercussion
Related Words for repercussionimpact, reaction, influence, effect, reverberation, backlash, fallout, feedback, kickback, rebound, mark, imprint, recoil, result, echo, flak, follow-through, follow-up, waves, re-echo
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Historical Examples of repercussion
Yet was it not inevitable that the stroke which laid him low must wound her on its repercussion?The Sea-Hawk
The repercussion was at once felt even in our remote corner of the earth.With the Turks in Palestine
But there are ways with hand or handkerchief of breaking the repercussion.Around The Tea-Table
T. De Witt Talmage
Even as far north as Greenland the repercussion may be felt.
In agony they lay in silence and counted time by the repercussion of pain until the welcome dawn came with its new supply of hope.My Lady of the Chimney Corner
Word Origin for repercussion
early 15c., "act of driving back," from Middle French répercussion (14c.) or directly from Latin repercusionem (nominative repercussio), from past participle stem of repercutere "to strike or beat back; shine back, reflect; echo," from re- "back" (see re-) + percutere "to strike or thrust through" (see percussion). Meaning "reverberation, echo" first recorded 1590s; the metaphoric extension is recorded from 1620s.