Usage examples for repugnant

  1. This in ordinary circumstances would not be repugnant to my pride; but my sister is a very unusual person. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  2. All this, I am sure, would be most repugnant to you. – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  3. He winced before a conclusion so repugnant to him, but the terrors of the verge on which he had so lately stood were still upon him in all their force, and he crushed his natural feelings.... – A Mere Accident by George Moore
  4. To the old king any such revision was repugnant; but, unable to resist the trend of public opinion, he gave his assent to a measure of constitutional reform in the spring of 1840. Its limited concessions satisfied no one. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  5. Then the mere possibility disgusted him, and he saw that to have compromised with her upon any lower plane would have been always morally repugnant to him. – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  6. The one loathed that kind of love, having experienced all its horrors, the other, never having experienced it, looked on it as something incomprehensible and at the same time as something repugnant and offensive to human dignity. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  7. He allows her face is familiar, but he can't place her, and the partnership idea allus was repugnant to him. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  8. The whole subject of Executive interference with the affairs of a State is repugnant to public opinion, to the feelings of those who, from their official capacity, must be used in such interposition, and to him or those who must direct. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  9. The thought of wedding breakfast or of festivities of any sort had been repugnant to Ruth, and Hilda had not insisted. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  10. The difficulty was so repugnant, and the matter so very delicate, that Buttons declared he could not take the responsibility of settling it. – Humour of the North by Lawrence J. Burpee
  11. In enclosing it, Mr. Watt adds, " As to myself, the more I consider what I have said, I am the more satisfied with it, as I find none of the facts repugnant." – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  12. And he was repugnant to her. – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  13. Are these thing repugnant to the spirit of Christianity, or not? – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  14. Upon lighting the cigarette, I shall notice that there is a very bitter, strong and repugnant taste to the cigarette. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  15. The whole transaction had been repugnant to him, for he was a man who liked to be on pleasant terms with those about him; but he saw a duty to be done in this business, and he had done it. – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James
  16. The unnatural restraint which society imposes upon these people at home forces them to treat their more fortunate brethren with a servile deference which is repugnant to their feelings, and is thrust upon them by the dependent circumstances in which they are placed. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie