verb (used with object), re·pulsed, re·puls·ing.
Words nearby repulse
Origin of repulse
OTHER WORDS FROM repulsere·puls·er, nounun·re·pulsed, adjectiveun·re·puls·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for repulse
Burnside's repulse at Fredericksburg was followed by a discouraging retreat.The Nation in a Nutshell|George Makepeace Towle
Nor was it with a light heart that I bore her repulse as I slowly climbed the hill to the house.Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood|George MacDonald
A square cannot expect to repulse cavalry by an irregular fire at will, but only by well-directed volleys.
Tidings of the repulse were brought to Pitt; he sent reinforcements and ordered the commander to persevere.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
She won't dismiss you; she will repulse you, of course, but she won't let you go.The Tracer of Lost Persons|Robert W. Chambers