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The cycle continued in the 1980s after the Soviet invasion and America’s support of militias to repel Moscow.

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On CNN, someone was questioning whether the police had used sufficient force to repel the rioters, asking why they hadn’t arrested more people on the scene.

From Time

For her to field those lightning strikes of abuse and repel them with her own agency is a superhero display of its own.

This spectrally precise effect can be thought of as creating a force field that repels crowds around an embassy, base, port, or other high value location.

They couldn’t be 100% effective because they were just repelling them once they were there.

The only exception is military action to repel an imminent attack.

Bieber now knows his perfect body is no longer the weaponry with which to repel his bad press.

It was easy to imagine that the landscape was actively trying to repel us.

On paper, the forces in Tikrit should have been more than adequate to repel even a force of this size.

Scuffles broke out with riot police, who used pepper spray to repel party members wielding Greek flags on thick wooden sticks.

A dignified, modest reserve is the surest way to repel impertinence.

They were ready to adopt the most energetic measures to repel the interference of this armed confederacy.

Douglas was advancing to repel the assailants when he was informed of the force in rear, and instantly drew back his men.

The men of his company, roaring curses at the Frenchmen, prepare to receive and repel a thundering charge of French cuirassiers.

An always wrathful God would repel His worshipers, or cast them into despair.


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On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to repel, such as: chase away, confront, drive away, drive off, fend off, and hold back/hold off.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.