Usage examples for repellent

  1. Even in bright sunshine there could be no beauty in Haworth; but under that leaden sky, in the thick mist of rain, the poor stone houses lining the way, the sordid, unattractive shops were positively repellent. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  2. And this aspect of the world acts upon the susceptible nature of the poet with both an attractive and a repellent force. – The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by W. Y. Sellar
  3. Even the prospect of returning to Frankfort, the next day, became repellent to me. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins