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Some repulsive force, nicknamed “dark energy” in the absence of firm knowledge of its true nature, apparently pervades the cosmos.
THE TOP 10 SCIENTIFIC SURPRISES OF SCIENCE NEWS’ FIRST 100 YEARSTOM SIEGFRIEDSEPTEMBER 20, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The nation’s fate was never going to matter more to us than it does them, however repulsive we may find their vision for it.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AFGHANISTAN IS HORRIBLE. BUT HOW ELSE WAS U.S. INVOLVEMENT GOING TO END?EUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Its final form was not quite as repulsive as initial proposals.
GEORGIA’S REPULSIVE NEW ELECTION LAW IS EXHIBIT A IN THE GOP’S WAR ON VOTING RIGHTSRUTH MARCUSMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She said she found the use of the word “recruit” to describe her locating and hiring of masseuses “repulsive,” insisting her work for Epstein was no different than her efforts to secure gardeners, pool attendants and chauffeurs.
GHISLAINE MAXWELL DEPOSITION PORTRAYS HER AS COMBATIVE, LOYAL DEFENDER OF SEX OFFENDER EPSTEINROSALIND HELDERMAN, SHAYNA JACOBS, BETH REINHARD, DEVLIN BARRETTOCTOBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In the most highly praised measurement yet, reported in Nature in July, Steinberg’s group in Toronto used what’s called the Larmor clock method to gauge how long rubidium atoms took to tunnel through a repulsive laser field.
QUANTUM TUNNELS SHOW HOW PARTICLES CAN BREAK THE SPEED OF LIGHTNATALIE WOLCHOVEROCTOBER 20, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
A dish of toads of the largest and most repulsive variety used to be offered one by one to the big man's relatives and guests.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
This lady was forty years of age, insufferably proud of her pedigree, and in her manners stiff and repulsive.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
He thought it very likely, and he wanted to see them—but movement was repulsive to his bulging body.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
Unwashed, unshorn, in the loss almost of the aspect of humanity, they became repulsive to each other.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
It is not easy to imagine anything more disgusting and repulsive than these priests.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
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WORDS RELATED TO REPULSIVE

  • diseased
  • distasteful
  • foul
  • gross
  • icky
  • loathsome
  • nasty
  • nauseating
  • nauseous
  • noisome
  • offensive
  • putrid
  • repugnant
  • repulsive
  • revolting
  • rotten
  • stinking
  • stomach-turning
  • tainted
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