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Sample sentences for the GRE study word repulsion

repulsion can be used as a noun

1."Yes, I have lost even my affection for my son, because he is associated with the repulsion I feel for you. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2.The servants, the walls, the things in that house--all aroused repulsion and hatred in her and lay like a weight upon her. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3.Pierre, coming out into the corridor, looked with pity and repulsion at the half-crazy old man. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4.She played nervously with the tassel of her dressing-gown, glancing at him with that torturing sensation of physical repulsion for which she blamed herself, though she could not control it. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
5.Pierre was seized by a sense of horror and repulsion such as he had experienced when touching some nasty little animal. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6.Although she had just said he was better and kinder than she, in the rapid glance she flung at him, taking in his whole figure in all its details, feelings of repulsion and hatred for him and jealousy over her son took possession of her. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
7.But my very feelings changed to repulsion and terror when I saw the whole man slowly emerge from the window and begin to crawl down the castle wall over the dreadful abyss, face down with his cloak spreading out around him like great wings. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
8.And what would you say of unwillingness and dislike and the absence of desire should not these be referred to the opposite class of repulsion and rejectio. - from The Republic by Plato
9.A particle of matter cannot tell us that it does not feel the law of attraction or repulsion and that that law is untrue, but man, who is the subject of history, says plainly I am free and am therefore not subject to the law. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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