Phrases with "repulsed"

John Lewis Burckhard When Abraham reached the middle of the valley, he again appeared before him, and, for the last time, at its western extremity, and was both times repulsed by the same number of stones. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Henry Adams Constantly he repulsed argument: “Adams, you reason too much!” was one of his standing reproaches even in the mild discussion of rice and mangoes in the warm night of Tahiti dinners. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

From the very beginning he had wanted to become most friendly, and, a good-looking man, with considerable success with the other sex, he could not understand why she always repulsed him. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Sir Walter Scott They were a second time brought up to the charge, and a second time repulsed with still greater loss, as Burley had now brought his party into action. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

But that officer was thrice repulsed in the attempt, and, after the most desperate efforts, was obliged to return with considerable loss and without accomplishing his object. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Walter Scott The insurgents were repulsed in an attack upon the town of Glasgow, which, however, Claverhouse, shortly afterwards, thought it necessary to evacuate. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Ivan Turgenev I have said that my mother loved me; but there were moments when she repulsed me, when my presence was oppressive to her, unendurable. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Sir Walter Scott But come on — leave we Jock o’ the Girnel, and let us jog on to the yellow sands, where the sea, like a repulsed enemy, is now retreating from the ground on which he gave us battle last night. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Anthony Trollope But he could not have selected any subject more distasteful, and, therefore, Harry repulsed Mr. Baskerville not in the most courteous manner. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Now he was surprised that she repulsed him. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

But Gerard repulsed them, and when they persisted, almost snarled at them, like a faithful dog, and clung to the cold lead all night. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Gissing In the unequal contest, in our mortal infirmity, we turn to Thee, for it is the glory of Thy Majesty when the meek sheep overcomes the roaring lion, when the Evil Spirit is repulsed by feeble flesh. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Charles Dickens But, when Louisa opened her arms, he repulsed her afresh. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

She repulsed him with an imploring gesture. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

But, though two attempts were made with great resolution, they were repulsed with loss to the assailants. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was a plant that would twine beautifully round something stronger than itself; but if repulsed or torn away, it had no choice but to wither on the ground. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Certainly, she had repulsed him as bitterly and unpleasantly as she could, but he told himself that when she came to think things over she would see matters in a different light. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

When North found him, he was in the very depth of this abasement, and he repulsed his comforter — not so much because he had seen him flogged, as because he had heard him cry. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

It ordered and subdued Adela’s; it blocked and repulsed Wentworth’s. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Victor Hugo Arrogance repulsed soon turns to anger. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

La Fireez, besieged by Fax Fay Faz at Lida Nanguna in Outer Impland, delivered by the Demons: Goldry Bluszco repulsed by Corsus before Harquem. 395. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Arnold Bennett The instinct which repulsed him was not within her control. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

John Morley They did not understand one who, if he wrote with an eloquence that touched all hearts, repulsed friends and provoked enemies like a madman or a savage. Voltaire by John Morley

Pale and trembling, Milady repulsed d’Artagnan’s attempted embrace by a violent blow on the chest, as she sprang out of bed. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

I have not repulsed the god at his appearances. The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

No living being ever humbly laid his advantage at M. Emanuel’s feet, or confidingly put it into his hands, that he spurned the trust or repulsed the repository. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Arnold Bennett Maggie offered her hand to aid her father, but he repulsed it. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jules Verne The Tartars had been repulsed in their double attack on the town. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Nobby had tried to make love to Dorothy, of course, and, when she repulsed him, bore her no grudge. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

But the iron pride of the Fairfields repulsed this better emotion. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The enemy had attacked in great strength from south of Arras to the Oise; but everywhere he had been repulsed and held in our battle-zone. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Arnold Bennett It struck her as curious that she had repulsed him. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Chanleu, whose fire at one time repulsed the royal regiment, thought that the moment was come to pursue it; but it was reformed and led again to the charge by the Duc de Chatillon in person. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Henry Handel Richardson She repulsed him, but he was too strong for her. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arnold Bennett Suggestions had already been made by wirepullers, and unreflectively repulsed by the too casual Edwin. She saw him mayor, and herself mayoress. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle Kate attempted to aid the former in her household work, but the old crone refused her assistance and repulsed her harshly. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Charles Dickens In this strife I have almost repulsed and crushed my better angel into a demon. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Sir Walter Scott The repulsed Royalists returned to the charge; the Irish, keeping their ranks, maintained a fire equally close and destructive. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Anna Katherine Green Mr. Sloan had been repulsed from the west door; she would try the east. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

D. H. Lawrence What wife could fail to be dazzled! But she, poor darling, from her stone hall in stony Derbyshire, was a little bit repulsed by the man’s dancing in front of his stock, like David before the ark. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

He in fact did interview the Public Prosecutor and some members of the bar, but managed to be repulsed everywhere. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

There was a rush, but holding the bucket on his lap he repulsed the assault of those wretches by the mere swinging of his feet. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Mark Twain Tom tried again, with soothing words in his mouth, and was repulsed again. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Washington Irving The assailants were repulsed in their first attack, and several of their bravest officers were shot down in the act of storming the fortress sword in hand. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Arthur Conan Doyle She could but refuse me, and better be a repulsed lover than an accepted brother. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

George MacDonald He set the candle on the threshold, and going to the elephants, would have taken the princess to carry her in; but she repulsed him, and pushing her elephants asunder, stood erect between them. Lilith by George MacDonald

Anthony Trollope There had been a saint at whose shrine she thought she could have worshipped with a constant and happy devotion, but that saint had repulsed her from his altar. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing He delivered Rhegium to Belisarius, and enjoys his reward at Byzantium. What if he left a child behind him?’ Basil repulsed the suggestion vehemently. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle Do you imagine it would prevent me from doing my duty to so old a friend?” Again I advanced, but he repulsed me with a look of furious anger. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Joseph Furphy The whole current of his affections, thwarted and repulsed by the world’s indifference, found lavish outlet here. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Gustave Flauber Pity! help me! let us go?” He repulsed her with a vehement gesture that was full of pride. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Henry Adams Only with the instinct of despair could one force one’s self into this old thicket of ignorance after having been repulsed a score of entrances more promising and more popular. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

But though he had shouted to the extent of the powers of his throat, his words, both good and bad, had vanished and consumed in thin air, repulsed by the cries which came from below. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

It was hinted also that Morrison had a wife in each and every one of them, but the majority of us repulsed these innuendoes with indignation. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Anthony Trollope He had felt himself to be repulsed in the little efforts which he had already made to please the lady, and had no idea whatever as to the true state of her feelings. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

But even if by some impossible chance he had made advances, this governess would have repulsed him with scorn. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Watkin Tench I have often, in common with others, tried to gain information from them on this head; but we were always repulsed by obstacles which we could neither pass by or surmount. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

D.H. Lawrence The secret thud, thud of his heart, the very self of that animal in him she feared and hated, repulsed her. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence